So you have a scar that you regret. It happens to many of us. But, now things are better. You have this four-legged pal that relies on you for walks and food and cuddles. Pets are one of the many things that people turn to in a time of need, but this person has gone a step further.
A couple of steps farther, it seems, since it took a pair of paw prints to cover that scar. There are other pictures that show off the very paws that are the inspiration for that section of ink.
Beauty From Destruction
Whether it's intentional or an accident, a scar represents destruction. The skin is torn and can't heal correctly, and it's difficult, if not impossible, for the body to get rid of it altogether. A lot of people take the chance to change the idea, turning it on its head and making something beautiful out of it.
While we've seen plenty of flowers in one form or another, each one or pair or bunch that we see is using a natural beauty to cover up natural destruction. Yes, the scar is still there under those flowers, but it's a lot harder to see.
Having to get a mastectomy is a huge change in your life, but it's usually only done because it's what you need to stay healthy. This tattoo is commemorating the event with what is certainly a unique image. A hand, brimming with sunflower energy, covered the spot where there was once something else.
We don't know why this person chose such a design, but it's hard to deny the power it holds. Is that someone's hand in particular, or is it just the platonic ideal of a hand? That seems like a rather personal question if we're being honest.
Still Have an Angel
That's quite the bit of scarred flesh you got there, partner. Did you get that while robbing a stagecoach or something like that? Seems like the kind of mark that a western bandit would have, but we guess he could have gotten it while biking in the park or something like that. But at least he had a little baby angel to keep people from staring too much.
Also, the little baby angel has a rifle. Not the sort of artwork that you generally see, but angels with guns is probably popular enough to have its own little fandom.
The Bird of Second Chances
We're sure there's a scar under there somewhere, but we're just a little too wowed at the artwork of the tattoo. It looks like the kind of thing that appears to you in a dream right before you go off on a world-saving quest.
You'll have to journey through tunnels, clamber over mountains, and fight through enchanted forests, but your magical tattoo will give you extra power. Or, at the very least, it will keep people from peeping at your scars while you're on your quest. It looks like it's a little rubbed out, but this tattoo is still one of the cooler bits on this list.