Birthmarks have been astonishing people ever since their discovery. What are these exotic-looking marks on the skin that has different size, shape and even colour? Do they have some special meaning? Do they foretell our lives? Or are they marks from our past lives?
All you need to know about birthmarks.
Scientifically speaking, a birthmark is a congenital, benign irregularity on the skin which is present at birth or appears shortly after birth, usually in the first month. They can occur anywhere on the skin. (1) Birthmarks are caused by an overgrowth of blood vessels, melanocytes, smooth muscle, fat, fibroblasts, or keratinocytes.
Birthmarks, in certain cultures, have specific meanings and associations to superstitions, teachings and experiences of particular communities. These teachings range from myths, superstitions, rituals, traditions and even religions.
There are many different assumptions made about the appearance of birthmarks in people. Each cultural background has different interpretations of birthmarks. People from some community believe that birthmarks are scars of wounds inflicted in our past lives.
Other people believe it as either lucky or as omens.
A few others believe birthmarks are just the result of what the mother had during her pregnancy.
Let me help clear the curiosity around birthmarks by talking about its types and how they are formed.
Types of birthmarks and how they are formed:
There are many different types of birthmarks but Dermatologists classify birthmarks into two broad categories.
They are as follows:
- Pigmented types: These types of birthmarks are formed by an excess amount of skin pigment cells.
- Café au lait spot
- Mongolian spot
- Vascular types: Vascular birthmarks, also called red birthmarks, are caused by an increased number of blood vessels.
- macular stains also known as salmon patches, “stork bite”, “angel’s kiss”
- Strawberry mark
- Port-wine stains.
Much of the actual cause of birthmarks are not known but some of the interpretation of birthmark’s meanings are based on their location – where they are found on the person’s body. Most of these meanings carry a superstitious, mythological or spiritual connotation.
The meanings ascribed to the birthmark are mostly based on their location, shape, colour, size, appearance, and form.
Meaning of birthmarks based on their locations:
Note that the location might be the same but their meanings will change based on the gender of the person who possesses it. The attributed meanings to each birthmark is gender-specific and is different in different genders. Let us find out the meaning of each birthmark based on where they are placed on the body.
Birthmark location meanings on the face of a woman can say a lot about her personality, potentials and talents.
1. Birthmark above the bridge of the nose:
If a woman has a birthmark above the bridge of the nose, it means that the woman has acquired wisdom throughout her life and is wise beyond her age. She has the power of intuition which she uses correctly to gain knowledge about the world. Such women can gradually acquire the power of clairvoyance.
2. Birthmark on the forehead:
A woman who possesses birthmark on the forehead can predict the future and has excellent foresight.
3. Birthmark on the right corner of the eye:
A woman with a birthmark on the right corner of the eye is scandalous, jealous, controlling and suspicious.
4. Birthmark in the left corner of the eye
Women with a birthmark in the left corner of the eye are self-critical. These women always put themselves down. They often enter into conflict with others because of their own internal chaos and conflicts.
5. Birthmark on the right eyelid
Women who have a birthmark on their right eyelid have to go through a lot of stressful situations in life. They are easily triggered to be stressed. These women, at the same time, are smart, outgoing and talented.
6. Birthmark on the left eyelid
Women who have a birthmark on the left eyelid have a very sharp memory and can memorise information quicker than most others.
7. Birthmark under the right eye
A woman who has a birthmark under the right eye is an intense woman and someone who feels everything passionately. If such a woman falls in love, her feelings will last for a long span of time. She is kind, gentle, caring, loving and one who is driven by the wish to serve humanity.
8. Birthmark under the right eye near the nose
Women with birthmarks under the right eye near the nose is very indecisive in nature. They change their minds several times a day. Moreover, such women are very quick-tempered and are easily emotionally overwhelmed. Such women usually have a very intense, mind-blowing but short-term romantic relationship.
9. Birthmark under the left eye near the nose
Women who have a birthmark under the left eye near the nose is extremely jealous and insecure.
10. Birthmark in the middle of the nose
Women who have birthmarks in the middle of the nose is easy- going, impulsive, humorous, sociable and has good communication skills. They also love to travel.
11. Birthmark on the tip of the nose