Unusual markings....

United States
September 19, 2009 7:17pm CST
So, as i was getting out of the shower this evening and drying off (i know, to much information..) i noticed the small mole i have underneath my right armpit, and it made me stop and think. I don't notice it very often at all, but whenever i do, i remember that i have had that small mole ever since i was born, infact it is something that my mother put down as a "distinguishing mark" or birth mark when ever it came to identification documents. My little brother also has a birthmark on his chest, about two or three inches below one of his nipples. The doctors actually said when he was born that it looked like it was to have been a third nipple (a somewhat rare, but not entirely unusual phenomenom) As he grew up, it faded to just a small brown smudge looking thing. But this just got me thinking...how many people out thee have birthmarks? something that has been on your body ever since you were born? I know someof them can be quite small, and some quite large and noticible. If you have one, has it ever been the cause for any embarassment for you?
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• Philippines
20 Sep 09
Birthmarks are natural, if you don't have one you're not normal. And if someone here doesn't have any birthmarks please leave a response. My birthmark's a white map-like figure of Palawan (a Philippine Island) on my right abdomen. And i have a lot of moles on my head, and a big mole in between my toe finger (they say it's a sign of independence, loves to travel, loves walking and running, describes me well)
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• United States
20 Sep 09
The information about the meaning of your birthmarks is interesting. Where did you learn about such things? Are the just passed down adages from your culture? My "birthmark" woudln't even be noticible i i didn't point it out to people. It is smaller than half the size of a pencil eraser, and is just a small, dark brown dot. It looks like a dark freckle, the only abnormal thing about it that diferentiates it from a freckle is that it is in a place that doesn't get any sun (which is what causes the rest of my freckles)
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• Philippines
24 Sep 09
They're sayings from the old folks here. I kind of believe on them because it's kind of true based on my experience.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
20 Sep 09
Dont have one told every one that the scares I have must be them. my daughter has one on her leg looks like a club steak what I was craving when I carried her. SHe has had no problem about it
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• United States
20 Sep 09
that is interesting and kind of amusing that her birthmark looks like a food you were craving while you were pregnant with her. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing!
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
20 Sep 09
your Welcome!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
20 Sep 09
I don't have a birth mark. My daughter does though. She has this really pretty caramel colored skin and then it looks like she has milk spilled under her chin. It is just a small little line of lighter skin.
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• United States
20 Sep 09
That actually sounds kind of pretty, and unique. But at the same time, i am glad for her sake that it it not something large and noticible. I know kids can be horribly mean and any little thing like an unusual birthmark can be fodder for their teasing cannons. Thanks for sharing!
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
20 Sep 09
She has to tilt her head back in order for you to see it and if it bothers her later in life it can easily be covered with makeup.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Sep 09
I have an unusual birthmark. Being unusual as it only shows up when I get a tan. It is on my left shoulder blade and is in the shape of a Maple Leaf. It only shows when I get a tan which is kind of neat. It does not embarass me nor does anyone mention it. It looks as though I fell asleep tanning and a leaf fell on my shoulder blade. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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• United States
20 Sep 09
that is an interestig one! Must be something with there being a lack of melanin in that particular patch of skin. It is interesting that it is in the shape of a maple leaf as well! Maybe you were meant to be a canadian LoL
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
20 Sep 09
I have a birthmark on the small of my back that looks like a slice of seeded watermelon. I've had it for as long as I can remember but it doesn't really bother me. The only thing that I have that causes embarassment is a scare on my forehead. When I was little I fell on a piece of steel (long story) and it stuck in my head and as it has healed and faded over the years it appears as a dimple. I don't know how many people I have had ask me if I have a dimple on my forehead.
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• United States
20 Sep 09
Yes, scars can cause some interesting questions, particularly when they are in a noticible place, such as on your face. I have a large one on my chin from an accident i was in about 10 years ago. Many days it is not noticible, but every once in a while it tends to flare up and then peple will ask me about it, as it is more pronounced.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
20 Sep 09
I don't have a birth mark....maybe a mole or two I've had for a long time. My youngest daughter was born with strawberry birth marks in several places....one is very large and on her arm....one was on top of her head and that eventually disappeared.....but the big one is and always will be with her.
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• United States
20 Sep 09
did the one on the top of her head disapear? or is it just covered by hair now? I am just curious. Thanks for sharing!!
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@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
hi there fruit... I have this mole in my inner left eye.. it doesn't look bad or anything... but when I'm talking to someone... i find them all looking at my mole... and would always comment on it.... but I am okay with it.... i have looked in the mirror and it does look okay... just unusal though
• United States
21 Sep 09
It is good that you are accepting of it! That is the most important thing. As long as YOU are comfortable with your body. Many people get obsessed over any slight "imperfections: they might have,and thus are never happy with themselves and their appearences.
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
hi again fruit... ugh you have no idea all the things i hate about my body... but there isn't much choice.... we have to accept it and make the best of what we have... if you don't think about them a lot..they would bother you less
@Tantrums (949)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
I have an unusual marking as well, though it creeps me sometimes but I think it's cool... It looks like a scythe located at the back of my shoulder. Thought of having a tattoo so I can cover it, but my friends told me have "Ripper" instead to compliment the scythe...
• United States
21 Sep 09
That is an unusual shper birthmark. I have heard of many people getting tattoos that incorporate their birthmarks into them, that might be kind a neat way of "embracing" it
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
20 Sep 09
Dear Liz, I have a small brown patch since birth on my neck. Since I always kept my hair at shoulder length, it can't be seen. It was located on my left side of my neck. Therefore it is not visible unless I tie up my hair. My son do have a small brown patch on his right hand. He do asked me what is that? I told him it is a 'birth mark. It is special! I told him that with this I can easily recognised him...
• United States
20 Sep 09
Exactly, these can dafinatley be used as "distinguishing marks" in the -god forbid- case that you ever need to give a description of your son to someone. That is what my mom always my mole down as..my "distinguishing mark"
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
20 Sep 09
I do not have moles like that but I have recently started getting what is called tags. I pretty good size one appeared below my left armpit over the last few years. I want it removed so bad.
• United States
20 Sep 09
Yes, my mom used to have lots of problems with those as well. they are harmless for the mot part, just keep an eye on them and make sure they don'tchange in color or get any bigger. If you see a doctor about them, they can be either frozen or cut off safly if they bother you that much. Or you can try the home remedy, as long as the tags are not too large...my mother did this, and though it was a LITTLE bit painful, it got rid of the small ones. She would take a fine piece of thread and tie it around the base of the tag, then slowly tighten the knot until it was cutting off blood supply to it. it might be awkward to have the small thread tiad around it for a day or two, but eventually the small ones with fall off after being denied a blood supply.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
20 Sep 09
I do have birth marks on my body but they are like really small and in places no the every day person would see. So I guess it would not be embarrassed by it. I think though if it was noticeable I wouldn't be embarrassed by it, what's to be embarrassed about unless its shaped a certain way or awkward looking. But I don't mind everyone has them.
• United States
20 Sep 09
It is good that you are so comfortable with your body. Mny peopelhave birthmarks that they hate, or try to hide at all times, as they are in very conspicuous places and they feel that people stare at them constantly.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Sep 09
hi fruitcakeliz mine is a little heart shape under my left knee and my husband always called it his sweet heart. I thought much about it, but he liked to kiss me there so'maybe it hade some meaning to him anyway.
• United States
20 Sep 09
Oh my gosh..that is so wonderfully sweet and romantic! Sorry..reading that just made me totally go "awwwwwwwww" outloud. I love special little inside quirks that couples develop.