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scars on korean's shoulders

Post by rinimeatballs » Apr 2nd, '05, 03:48

ok...ive seen about 5 kilods on korean shoulders...sangwoo has one. the girl from sangdoo has one like a heart i think hjh has one...i mean is this like...common.

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Post by leeunit » Apr 2nd, '05, 03:53

I think it's a shot that they get when they're children. My parents both have one and we aren't even Korean so I don't think it's just a Korean thing.

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Post by amrayu » Apr 2nd, '05, 04:06

Yes, its vaccination shots. Koreans have a big fat one. While Japanese have like 6 small ones in a rectangular pattern, that's barely noticeable.
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Post by habukie » Apr 2nd, '05, 04:12

^^it's most likely a smallpox vaccination. they're given with bifurcated needles and a "take" involves a scar formation. otherwise, they might administer it again to make sure that the vaccination took.

edit: found a site with a picture of the needle used. also, you can see that it's usually given in the upper arm, so that's why you'll usually see the scar there.
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Post by rinimeatballs » Apr 2nd, '05, 04:20

Oh my..... thanks
.....................just for the record...sangwoo looks soo hot and i think the scar add to it ...muhahaha......i need help.....

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Post by Touya » Apr 2nd, '05, 04:46

Yeah, it's a smallpox vaccinnation. I have one on my left shoulder. I took it when I was really really really young, so I don't remember how much it hurts. These days, the scar left from the shot becomes invisible after a while. Mine didn't. >.<
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Post by Carn » Apr 2nd, '05, 04:46

leeunit wrote:I think it's a shot that they get when they're children. My parents both have one and we aren't even Korean so I don't think it's just a Korean thing.
Dude, leeunit..I asked my TA about it and he said that he got them when he was young too.. (he's like..mid 30s?) =D

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Post by duckie » Apr 2nd, '05, 05:00

I was wondering about this too. I see a lot of female stars have it on their upper left shoulder.

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Post by otcho » Apr 2nd, '05, 06:23

vietnamese have one large but flat (as far as i seen)

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Post by Jannah » Apr 2nd, '05, 11:00

I have one of my left arm as well, but the scar is hardly visible. I got the vaccination when I was 12. Not sure what it was for. :P

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Post by TNF » Apr 3rd, '05, 02:08

I saw Bi has one too on his shoulder/upper arm in full house.
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Post by kelly...BiG » Apr 4th, '05, 02:56

:-) ohh no wonder....ahah now i knoe ehe..this is interesting!
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Post by Jules » Apr 27th, '05, 23:17

I have one.. maybe its to classify whos korean or not. LOL :lol

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Post by Gir » Apr 28th, '05, 02:16

I was going to say that I have one too, but then so many beat me to it. Mine is not too pronounced anymore, since it is about 30 years old, but at one time it showed quite well. Maybe we could start an inoculation club. Eh… maybe not... :whistling:

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Post by zdoon » Apr 28th, '05, 02:31

I am scars-on-the-shoulder free.
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Post by Aucifer » Apr 28th, '05, 19:44

mmn ... Kwon Sang Woo has one too... in left shoulder

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Post by Miss Bouakham » Apr 30th, '05, 07:34

i thought i was the only who noticed it :lol

i noticed it on kwon sang woo and bi

i have a picture of kwon sang woo on my binder and my friends who are not into korean entertainment always ask me what that mark is

i always say "oh i bit him a little too hard last night" :lol :lol :w00t: :w00t: :wub: :mrgreen:
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Post by bukhrin » Aug 28th, '05, 18:24

A little late by the date

I got them too, the scars can be quite ugly depending on your sensitivity to the vaccine. But seriously I think it's most likely was the BCG shots (Bacillus of Calmette and Guérin), the tuberculosis vaccine, if I'm not mistaken part of the UN program to eradicate TB in Asia. Still have nightmares about this girl that just won't stop crying and struggling and made the needle broke from the syringe. Urghh.

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Post by Mythrel » Aug 28th, '05, 18:45

WOW lol I noticed that to. I have a scar like that only because some psyco chick at my school decided to jam a pencil into my sholder.. I still to this day have no idea why. It was totally unprovoked.

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Post by NiikuraKaoru » Aug 28th, '05, 18:53

iz called a FOB SCAR! my mom and dad and all my uncles aunts grannys, u name it have one, cuz they came from Vietnam :] i dont have one cuz i was born in the USA! harhar, i asked my dad and he said its from a shot, but wtf would it leave a big ass scar =.=? iono

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Post by pyh » Aug 28th, '05, 19:01

Funny, how you said FOB scar. I think it's true. It's vaccination but this scar is only on asians and only shots given back in the asian countries too. Not sure how the shot was given but why does it have to leave you a scar. I got one on my right arm too. It must have been given when I was very very young. 'Cause I can't remember anything about it.

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Post by PJB » Aug 28th, '05, 20:11

I be having a scar on my upper shoulderski! But its not that noticable. :)

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Post by Aprisea » Aug 28th, '05, 20:29

Hi!!! I don't have any scar on my shoulder, but my sister who's 32 have it and my cousin too, he have 33.It's from smallpox vaccination. Ah! my mother told me that when I was little doctor put this vaccination to everybody on the ass so that nobody saw it :P
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Post by zarbiey » Aug 30th, '05, 08:25

i used to wonder what those scars were when i was a kid.
i'd see scars on most of my classmates shoulders too but i didn't have one
i panicked! i thought i was weird for not having one :lol:

my mom told me she told the doc to do the shot on my
butt...
so i guess mine's there... where nobody can see it :lol:
heck! even i can't see it!! ^_^

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Post by Mythrel » Aug 30th, '05, 12:56

zarbiey wrote:i used to wonder what those scars were when i was a kid.
i'd see scars on most of my classmates shoulders too but i didn't have one
i panicked! i thought i was weird for not having one :lol:

my mom told me she told the doc to do the shot on my
butt...
so i guess mine's there... where nobody can see it :lol:
heck! even i can't see it!! ^_^

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Man I wonder what kinda shot does that though seriously. Why is it only in a specific region? You would think if it was some sorta urgent vaccine like everyone would have a scar.
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Post by jinx23 » Aug 31st, '05, 00:58

So Ji Sup has a scar on one of his shoulders too! I saw it in MISA.

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Post by kko_lit » Sep 29th, '05, 04:32

kim rae-won as well! :D

i think i saw 'em in attic cat or something...

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Post by cetok » Sep 29th, '05, 07:45

well yes... its vaccination ject....
some can go nasty and create such an ugly scar....
mine ...lucky is small...... thank goodness

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Post by x_XJules » Sep 29th, '05, 08:24

hmm.. i've always wondered about that too.

i'm happy to know the real answer now.. but vaccination? that's not as exciting as the reasons i used to dream up.

oh well.

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Post by dramalover » Nov 27th, '05, 17:58

wow, i didn't know it was a common thing. I did notice a lot of actors and actresses have scars on their shoulders but never thought it was a common thing due to vaccination shots. very informative.

Odd thing is, is this a shot that only koreans get? It seems a bit brutal that a shot that would leave a scar.
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Post by Calcifer » Nov 27th, '05, 18:12

It was a common Asian thing for the time; it was given in China, too. Anyone who could get one would be better off for it, since getting the disease is a lot worse than ending up with a scar. :)

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Post by Chidori-Chan » Nov 27th, '05, 18:24

i got one on my right and one on my left...used to hate it ... even though it's not very visible...
i guess females are more vain abt these things..hehe
anyway, i've heard these days, one can get those without leaving a scar....so lucky... the younger generations...hehe

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Post by rainfall » Nov 29th, '05, 06:09

guys... can we do something better than this topic????

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