A few days ago I was ironing for the first time. I happened to be shirtless, and I was reaching across the ironing table (where I had the iron sitting on its heel), and got a nice little burn on my bicep.
The mark is still there, and it’s a reasonably prominent ~2.5 inch red/brown sliver of tissue with a little more of a wrinkled/crumpled looking texture than the rest of my skin. I call it Ironing 101.
I really hope I get to keep this scar, as I only have one other (my left eyebrow is split horizontally from when a schoolmate threw a Tonka truck at me (one of the big steel ones), was stitched up and subsequently split open again by my dad throwing a hose at/toward me on the lawn. I call that one Backyard Politics)
My hunch is that it will probably just heal and go away, as it has only been a few days. But I’m holding on to the hope it will stay, and am sharing with you all so you can give me your opinions on what will happen with it.
Of course, I would never intentionally inflict harm on my body in any way so don’t try and tell me how I can make it permanent. Battle scars have to be earned.
(I see I used the word “opinions” so this could technically be an IMHO, but it’s more of a factual question so I feel like it’s an MPSIMS. Not quite a GQ)