There are a lot of tats that use elements or shapes of the scar they’re covering to inform part of the design, and here’s one of our favorites. Scars are usually caused by sharp objects, so why not make the design that covers it just as sharp? That’s why we have a sword in this tat, but there is some more cool stuff, too.
Half of a fierce feline (a jaguar, perhaps?) and a few blooms on the other side round out this sick bit of ink. Since the scar goes right down the center of the sword, people will have a hard time seeing it.
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.
Something Worth Fighting For
Scars are a memory of a time gone by, and it's rarely a good time. Is there any scar on your body that you can think about and say, “I'm glad I got that scar”? We wouldn't put money on it, that's for sure. But the memory of what you've gone through can help you be stronger in the future.
Having something you need to focus on is a big help in getting past these things. We can't be sure just from the image, but it looks like this person has added a couple of loved ones – kids, perhaps – to her tattoo. It lets us know what's important to her.
Always Ready for a Night Out
Getting some of the extra stuff in your belly removed is a common enough procedure these days, but it can still leave a mark. That's why this person decided to get a big, flashy tattoo right at the spot of the cut to help him or her feel ready to show off again. There are plenty of options for something like that, but this person has decided to go with something that is quite flashy.
A big string of jewels and a couple of bright blue flowers might draw the eye quite a bit, but you can barely even tell that a scar is there at this point.