Struck by lightening and left with a Lichtenberg Figure. Lichtenberg figures are tree-like markings, found commonly on the trunk, arms or shoulders on lightening victims.
arent nerve clusters gorgeous?
It’s not actually nerves (or capillaries, despite what some websites say) that you’re seeing there, because the marks don’t follow blood vessel or nerve pathways—this picture on Wikipedia’s Lichtenberg figure page is evidence of that. There’s no conclusion about what causes it. There isn’t actually any lasting tissue damage either, just inflammation that fades eventually. Very mysterious!
It’s too bad these don’t last forever, they are so neat :C If it ever happened to me I’d be tracing over the marks and getting the fuck over to a tattoo parlor as soon as possible.