Tattoos can be a wonderful method of self-expression; a commitment to a permanent symbol of one’s passions or a significant life moment. In recent years, ever more creative tattoos are being seen, as well as a brilliant new use for them; as a cover up for people’s scars that they might not want to be visible anymore.

Of course, there is no reason to be ashamed of scars, they are a part of who we are, but as it turns out, they can also be a brilliantly creative basis upon which to design a truly original tattoo. Here are some of the very best.

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A wonderful collection of commendable and creative ways to use a scar as the basis for pieces of truly brilliant body art.

If you enjoyed our selection of tattoos, check out this brilliant dad, who got a tattoo to match his young son’s own surgical scar.

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