I agree, sometimes...many people, myself included get tattoos to recognize a symbolic or important time in their life. The stories behind those tattoos can often be better. I guess what I'm saying is that scars tattoos can both tell a compelling deeply personal story of someone's life. ~AM*
I use this with my trauma work with patients-wounds hurt right when they happen, you apply bandage for temp healing/relief, it scabs, the scab gets ripped off-hurts again (say something reminds you of this event/person etc)...eventually it's a scar with you forever-always a part of you- but not as painful as they day it happened!