scars,tattoos, and body art

@sharone74 (4839)
United States
February 16, 2007 1:21pm CST
I think that the skin on your body is marked by your passage through life. Kind of like a road map to show where it has been and what it has been up to. Like the scar on your shin from when you were a kid and you ate it on your bike or roller skates/blades. So too is body piercing and tattooing. All of it is evidence of the passage of your life. Do you have tattoos and body art? Piercings? We all have scars, where did they come from?
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• United States
16 Feb 07
Interesting topic. I can see what you're saying by "your passage through life". I never really thought about it like that but can totally see it. I have a few scars from skateboarding, camping, fighting and other things (some just being plain stupid). I have a lot of tattoos and yes, each one of those marks someting in my life (I dont really want to get into all of them though).
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@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
17 Feb 07
But in each one is a memory and it tells all about you with each story.
• India
19 Feb 07
i dont have tatoos but i love to have them..and very soon i ma planning to get it..
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
19 Feb 07
are you not old enough to get tattoos yet or are you still nerving yourself up for the pain?
@ruknaa (408)
• India
17 Feb 07
i do not have deliberate piercings (except ears) or tatoos or other body art.... but i totally agree with you my each and every scar reminds me of an adventure... an incident something to look forward to... that trekking expedition.... that flight through the stairs... learning a bike etc
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
19 Feb 07
your skin is like a roadmap that tells where you've been.
@DRoddy77 (1779)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I have 5 tattoos and piercings. My husband is covered with tattoos and a lot of his are demonic. Most people see the tattoos and right away assume that he worships satan or something stupid like that. The reason he has demonic tattoos is to remind him of the Hell he has been through during his life time!
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Reminders of the times he's come through. I can dig it.
• United States
16 Feb 07
I have a few scars, some people notice and some not. My most prominent one is on the front of my right shin from the days I used to run high hurdles...I tried one day to run THROUGH the hurdle (ouch!) and the second one is from my c-section (though it's faded with time). I also have several on my head (knocked a ceramic doll that broke on my head, 2 from the same coffee table--one under my chin and the other in my left eyebrow); the back of my leg from the coffee table (I broke it this time!); 3 light scars in my shoulder from surgery. There's also one on the back of my left wrist from when I fell running. I only have 1 tat, a zodiac symbol I got when I thought I might have MS (later diagnosed) but I plan to get one next weekend. I have only my ears pierced--did the bottom of my lobes three times but finally had to let them grow in because of tears and scars; the middle ones that I still wear earrings in; and the top left (I did 3 in one ear) that I also let grow in.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
17 Feb 07
So your whole story is there on your skin. Isn't it funny though, I have three holes in my right lobe and only 1 in the left. My lobes are fine and when i go out I wear earings in all of them.