Photos of Scars
August 14, 2005 11:30 PM   Subscribe

Have a Scar? Lots of people do. But I couldn't stop looking at the myriad variations and thinking about the myriad circumstances from which they arise once I started flipping through these arty and compelling pics...
posted by Sr_Cluba (22 comments total)
Pity you can't see the scars. But then I'm glad I can't see this one
posted by strawberryviagra at 11:59 PM on August 14, 2005

Is this where the little paperclip pops up and offers you samples from the thesaurus?

Funny story, though, since you seem to be interested in the sort of thing. My friends and I in middle school had this game going around for a week or two called the "abc" game. You go through the ABCs naming an animal that starts with the corresponding letter while the other scratches your hand. To this day I still have a raised line down the outside of my left hand.
posted by GooseOnTheLoose at 12:00 AM on August 15, 2005

Interesting stories, but aren't scars from Cluba illegal? Matt?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:29 AM on August 15, 2005

Photo_43: doesn't look all that bad, but the narration of what happened... ack!
posted by Nomen Nescio at 2:43 AM on August 15, 2005

oh my... none of my teeny scars puny warstories would even come close.
posted by dabitch at 3:25 AM on August 15, 2005

Tattoos are pictures, scars are stories.
posted by tommasz at 5:13 AM on August 15, 2005

My friend recently created a book of scar stories "Scar Story" for his degree show. I've been encouraging him to get this out as a website or some other form.

The book consits of pictures of scars, along with the story behind the scar told in the person's own words.

Everyone has their own scar story. They are visible memory of each of our lives and a mark of our identity.
posted by jammed at 5:36 AM on August 15, 2005

My scar is much worse than anything I saw on this page. I was going to post a picture to back my statement up, but somebody said pictures of scars were illegal?
posted by whoshotwho at 6:20 AM on August 15, 2005

Nah, just a very bad pun, and I don't use smileys.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:20 AM on August 15, 2005

And great comment by tommasz.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:22 AM on August 15, 2005

Andy Warhol by Richard Avedon.
posted by ericb at 11:35 AM on August 15, 2005

Can be far behind?
posted by MaxVonCretin at 11:50 AM on August 15, 2005

I got that beat. I got that beat. It's a moray eel. Bit right through my wetsuit.
posted by DakotaPaul at 12:54 PM on August 15, 2005

You see me now a veteran of a thousand psychic wars
I’ve been living on the edge so long
Where the winds of limbo roar
And I’m young enough to look at
And far too old to see
All the scars are on the inside...

Although there was that rickshaw accident.
posted by dreamsign at 1:12 PM on August 15, 2005

I got stabbed in the back as an eighth-grader, resulting in a small scar just under my right scapula. The knife punctured my lung giving me pneumothorax, so I was taken to the hospital for a chest tube. The scar from the chest tube is huge and ugly, the one from the knife barely perceptible.
posted by Mental Wimp at 2:02 PM on August 15, 2005

Chicks dig scars.
posted by DieHipsterDie at 2:47 PM on August 15, 2005

Many years ago, I was jumped outside a high school dance, and ended up with eleven stitches above one eye. Our vice principal took me aside and gave me this big talk about how scars give people character. In retrospect, I think he was just trying to avoid a lawsuit.
posted by stinkycheese at 3:01 PM on August 15, 2005

Chicks dig scars. - DieHipsterDie

This gem I've never understood. I'm a "chick" and I've never found scars to be sexy or whatever. Scars do usually come with a story, though. I'm always interested in the story. So I guess in that way it might seem that I like the scar. But that's not what I mean by it. I'm just curious, not aroused.
posted by raedyn at 3:56 PM on August 15, 2005

"He jests at scars who never felt a wound"
Obscure Shakespeare quote, can't remember which play.
posted by X4ster at 11:24 PM on August 15, 2005

When I was in my twenty's I could count one linear inch of scar tissue for each year of my life. Now, 40 years later, they've faded to the point that they're nearly invisible. Adding a few over the years has left me with scars on top of scars. I'm tactless enough to ask other people about how they aquired their scars. A Kenyan fellow with terrible scars on the backs of both hands responded to my inquiry by saying. "I was careless once."

tomasz- Great line. Never saw it before. Hope you don't mind if I use it.
posted by X4ster at 11:35 PM on August 15, 2005

My biggest scars are on my heart, baby.
posted by Decani at 8:48 AM on August 16, 2005

Some chicks dig those, also.
It means you've loved on the edge.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:02 AM on August 16, 2005

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