Turning trauma into body art
A scar can sometimes be a painful reminder of past trauma, leaving some people less sure of their bodies.
However, many people celebrate and accentuate their scars by using beautiful tattoos. Find out how, below.
What are scar tattoos?
From animals to flowers and even spaceships, scar tattoos offer a beautiful way for people to embrace their scars by turning them into personal works of art.
For some, scar tattoos act as a simple cover-up. However, scar tattoos can also help people reclaim their bodies and celebrate their challenges by showcasing their scars.
TV shows such as ink master show how tattoo artists can create and apply a design to discreetly conceal a scar, or even accentuate and draw attention to a scar.
instagram can also offer amazing creative inspiration for scar tattoos.
Pictures of beautiful scar tattoos:
Below see some photos of beautiful scar tattoo designs from real people.
How to get a scar tattoo:
It is important to know that scar tattoos are special and require a lot of planning. Scarred skin is often more sensitive, which can affect the healing process.
Keep in mind the type of scar you want to cover or highlight, its size, and its location on the body.
If you are considering getting a scar tattoo, there are many designs to choose from. Consult your tattoo artist for ideas and recommendations.
Celebrities with lower back tattoos
Below, check out the iconic lower back tattoos of celebrities from actresses, sports icons, pop stars and more.