For some reason, space whales are quite popular. You’ll see them in all kinds of works, from movies and shows to video games and tattoo art. Just think about the fourth “Star Trek” movie. It’s all about space whales. Well, this bit of ink uses that strange sea and space creature to make it a little less obvious there are scars on that piece of skin.
It’s a nice design – it uses constellations, stars, planets, and a whale to obscure the marks. Keep swimming, space whale, eventually, you’ll reach home. But you’re a mammal, how do you…you know what, we’re overthinking again.
A Long Time in the Chair
Getting all that ink in one single tattoo must have been quite the trial. We don't know if it was a single session or several, but that's a lot of needles. It looks like there are quite a number of scars to obscure, however, we can't figure out what is the design.
We're not exactly sure, but we have a few guesses. It looks like it could be the side of a mountain, with veins in the rock. It looks like it could be from far above, showing us a number of rivers. Likely it's just an abstract design, but it's still cool.
Adding a Little Bit of Magic
It's hard to see the scars that these tattoos are working to cover – though that is the point, of course. Tinkerbell from “Peter Pan” and the entire Disney universe are here making sure people pay attention to her, not the unfortunate wounds that just won't go away.
It looks as if the tattoo on the left was used to cover a scar (you can see it in the stardust), and the one on the right might have been added just to balance things out. You can't have Tinkerbell on just one leg. Everybody knows that.
Showing Off Her Curves
The story behind this tattoo and the scar are one and the same. In fact, both of the stalks of grain mean something that will be quite obvious once we reveal a single detail: scoliosis. Yes, the long, bent stalk is the original shape of this young woman's spine, while the shorter, straighter stalk is the current shape of her spine.
There's no doubt that there was plenty of pain and suffering required to get to this point, so a little more for some tattoos will be nothing. It's a meaningful tattoo that doesn't exactly cover the scars, but we think it counts on this list anyway.
A Window Into Another World
Windows show us something other than a bare wall, but what if that window shows you something you don't expect? That might just be the idea behind this swirling, whirling tattoo, which could also be a bony mirror frame showing you the twisted darkness of your own heart.
Just a thought. Why did this woman choose to cover her scars with such an image? We can't say. It could be personal, or it could just be the kind of thing she likes. Yeah, maybe she likes bone mirrors that show unfathomable darkness, who's to say?