Most of us have a birthmark in one form or another and people have been trying to work out what causes them since the dawn of time. Some say that they are a sign of trauma from a past life, whereas others put them down to nothing more than excess melanin production at birth.

However, the exact cause remains a mystery – which might sound hard to believe now that we live in such a medically advanced age. Despite this, people have come to associate a number of meanings with particular birthmarks depending where on the body they are located.

This is what 16 different birthmarks could about your personality…

1. Stomach

If you have a birthmark on your stomach, it could be a sign that you have a satisfied personality. People with stomach birthmarks tend to be happy with what they have in life. They are more inclined to see the positives of this world and tend to hate the negatives.

2. Mouth

People with birthmarks near their mouths are said to be outspoken. It’s a sign that a person could be straightforward and blunt, even if that means delivering some difficult truths rather than trying to sugarcoat the reality of the situation, which is no bad quality to have!

3. Left Cheek

Admittedly, this isn’t the most positive interpretation of a birthmark, but it’s not wholly negative either. A birthmark on a person’s left cheek is said to indicate that they will have financial difficulties in life, however, it also means that they will have the strength to overcome them. It’s also said to be a sign that they’ll receive help from unexpected places and that’s what will see them through their tumultuous days.

4. Right Cheek

You might think that a birthmark on the right cheek means the opposite of what a birthmark on the left cheek does, but it’s actually said to represent a passionate personality. People with birthmarks on their right cheeks are supposedly driven, ambitious, and therefore willing to do what is necessary to achieve their dreams.