Tattoos mean different things to different people around the world. For some they're nothing more than a fashion statement, while others get them for cultural reasons, like the Māori for instance. Many get them as a memento of a time, place, or person. But some people choose to get a tattoo for an entirely different reason, such as to cover up a scar for example.


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Check out this list compiled by Bored Panda, and our previous one, to see for yourself what we mean. Some of them conceal the scar tissue completely, while others cleverly interact with them, turning what was once something considered unsightly into something truly beautiful. Don't forget to vote for your favorite! (h/t: Revelist)

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Scars Tattoo Cover Up

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Michel M. Prins 3 weeks ago

Many kudos to the artist for making it that beautiful

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Scars Tattoo Cover Up

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John L 3 weeks ago

This clearly proves the saying that "Less is More". I like it. ;D

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Scars Tattoo Cover Up

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Danika Strong 3 weeks ago

I have keloid scars everywhere on my body, all of the ones that were stitched have stayed ever since the one that was done when I was 9, I am 28 now.

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Scars Tattoo Cover Up

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dbb dbb 3 weeks ago

That's pretty awesome! I love it

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Scars Tattoo Cover Up

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Nancy E 3 weeks ago

This is how post back surgery looks once the suture scars disappear. Like the choice in tattoo.

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Scars Tattoo Cover Up

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jacluckycat 3 weeks ago

Clever idea well executed

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Scars Tattoo Cover Up

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James Floyd 3 weeks ago

Stunning work!

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Emma Glanfield 3 weeks ago

Fabulous choice to cover with ❤️

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Scars Tattoo Cover Up

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Nancy E 3 weeks ago

I would guess a foot neuroma. I have the same scar , minus the tattoo. It's a good one !

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Natalia Brown 3 weeks ago

adorable and great idea, seriously thanks for sharing this creativity.

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