Got it? Flaunt it.
5/15/2014 2:00 PM
By Meghann Ackerman
Victor has never been one to shy away from going topless. He tends to run hot so, unless required, he rarely has a shirt on in the summer. Not wearing a shirt means his surgical scar is visible, and that tends to draw in the curious. Victor generally doesn’t mind answering a few questions about his scar, but heart surgery isn’t exactly what you want to be thinking about during a day at the beach either.
A couple of years ago Victor enlisted our talented friend and tattoo artist Caleb Morgan to execute an idea he’d had for a while. Victor had always wanted a tattoo of a chestburster from the “Alien” movie series. Caleb designed a tattoo that both takes advantage of Victor’s scar and simultaneously minimizes it.
Now when Victor isn’t wearing a shirt he’s more likely to get questions and comments on his tattoo. Some people even miss his scar entirely and he has to point it out to explain the piece in full effect.
I like that rather than hide his scar or be self conscious, Victor found a way to make his scar awesome.
Meghann Ackerman is a writer, cook, cat fancier, crafter and zombie enthusiast living in Boston. In 2011, she married Victor Morse, a graphic/web designer, video gamer, comic book reader and punster who has aortic stenosis. Armed with a poor understanding of science, Meghann is learning all she can about congenital heart defects and how they may affect her family.
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By Raena Endick KORENMAN on
5/15/2014 3:48 PM
Re: Got it? Flaunt it.
Oo, to be a man.....I have had a huge T scar on my chest from a repaired tetralogy.....all my life. No chest hair, no tattoo and don't run around without a shirt, but always too self conscious to wear low cut tops.
Someone suggested getting a skim color tattoo to cover it....not sure!