Schmucke Narben / Prettified scars

Theresa Sturm

Mai / May - 2020

Ostbayrische Technische Hochschule Regensburg

Bachelor of Arts


My bachelor thesis is about the possibility to make scares beautiful. At first the thesis discusses how scars come into being, in which way and as well as the psychological consequences of them. The following focuses on the photographs of Brock Elbank, having scars as the main topic. Another focus of my thesis is the japanese repair method Kintsugi - associated with scars, resulting in the message, that you should accentuate scars rather than hid them.