We guess a cartoonish bomb about to explode isn’t the strangest kind of tattoo we’ve ever seen. Even on this list. But it’s still an interesting choice. Especially on…such an interesting spot. Well, that’s where the scar is, so that’s where the tattoo has to go.
Additionally, we wonder why the scar is there. Mad, knife-wielding gnomes, perhaps? And this person wasn’t paying enough attention to attacks from the rear. That sort of event also kind of goes along with the old style of explosive that we see here. No matter the case, this is quite the backstory.
That's Some Nice Shading Right There
This is a great example of a tattoo that goes from the elbow to the wrist and covers up some unfortunate scarring. Go ahead and try to find another tattoo of this size that features a magical raccoon gathering enchanted wildflowers. We'll wait.
We really like the work of shading and shadow on this tattoo – look at the area around the raccoon. It really gives the animal weight and form. It makes it look like it's far more than just your normal raccoon. This raccoon has been around the block a couple of times – he knows where all the good flowers are.
Tying Things Up
We don't know why a person would have a scar all the way across his chest other than some kind of surgery, but we bet there's any kind of scar you can imagine out there somewhere. Well, this guy has this one, which means he needed a special kind of tattoo to cover it up.
He chose a braided rope going all the way across his chest, starting under his arms, knotted in the middle in the shape of a heart. It's hard to miss, which means that any time this guy is going shirtless, people are going to wonder.
A Partial Cover-Up
There are a lot of tattoos here that work to totally obscure a scar or a group of scars. Some of them, however, seem to be more of a compliment to the scar, like this bit of ink. It's a picture of a young man who has a collection of planets and star stuff for a head. Haven't we all known someone like that at some point in our lives? We sure have.
The kind of person that has big thoughts and wild ideas but doesn't know how to balance his checkbook. Or doesn't even have a checkbook.
Using the Scars to their Fullest
A lot of tattoos on this list try to use the scars as part of the design – it's a way to turn something unwanted into something a little more beautiful. We've never seen a tattoo like this one, however. You might not even have recognized it as a tat until you looked for a few seconds.
It almost seems like the scars are being incorporated as part of the texture of the flower in the middle, though the design is so well done you'd be forgiven for not seeing the scars at all. Masterful work all around.