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Join Date: May 2015
Location: Melbourne, Australia
You could ask yourself what you would rather choose between these two options:
☆ Be self conscious about your scars for the rest of your life/until they fade enough to not be noticeable anymore.
☆ Get a tattoo and never have to worry about them again, but be self conscious for the time it takes to get the tattoo, which will be done by someone you might never see again. If you did see them again, they might not recognise you or remember how they knew you.
I'm sure a lot of people would get tattoos for the same reason you want one, and this would mean the people who work there would have seen it so many times by now that they wouldn't think to judge you for it. They could even have some scars themselves and be able to understand yours better. You would be paying them to help you with something, and they would be to busy focussing on making sure their work looks good to think bad things about you.
If you decide not to cover them up, most people wouldn't see them as something to be ashamed of. Scars tell stories, even if the stories aren't nice. It's a part of who you are, or something you went through before you got to where you are now.