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Tina Turner's Scar: Is That a Birthmark on Her Right Arm?

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May 30, 2023 @ 17:14 GMT+0000
Tina Turner has a prominent scar on her right arm. houseandwhips.com

Tina Turner has a prominent scar on her right arm just below the shoulder which has drawn a lot of curiosity regarding whether it is a birthmark or whether it was caused by the third-degree burns from the coffee inflicted by her former husband. However, the singer never mentioned getting a scar on her arm but she did claim that the burns were on her face and neck and did not leave a scar. Some fans have gathered that Tina Turner's scar might be a birthmark called pork wine stain.

Tina Turner is one of the most influential artists of all time. Noted for her "swagger, sensuality, powerful gravelly vocals, and unstoppable energy," she has established herself as the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" and influenced generations. It's a testament to her talent and fame that she is one of the most critically acclaimed musicians and one of the most commercially successful ones as well.

With worldwide sales of around 100 to 150 million records, Tina Turner is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. And as for accolades, she has 12 Grammy Awards to her name, eight of which are competitive awards, one is a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and three are Grammy Hall of Fame inductions. Besides, she was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, once in 1991 with Ike Turner and the next time in 2021 as a solo artist. She was also a 2005 recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and Women of the Year award.

She is a very powerful performer. Her stage presence is excellent and very few eyes move their gaze from her to anything else. Those who do are the ones who mostly fixate on the scar on her right arm. In some lighting situations, it looks way too prominent which gets distracting. Fans often wonder if that mark is a birthmark or the mark she was left with after her former husband burned her by throwing hot coffee. Here's everything to know about Tina Turner's scar!

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Tina Turner's Scar: Fans Think Burns Left a Mark on Her Arm!

Tina Turner has a scar on her right arm some fans think she got from the third-degree burns. houseandwhips.com Tina Turner has a scar on her right arm some fans think she got from the third-degree burns inflicted by her ex-husband.
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You might have noticed that Tina Turner (@tinaturner) has a very prominent scar on her right arm. The marks just below her shoulder, according to many fans, look like burn marks. But they cannot be sure about that which is why they are curious to know how she got it and if she was ever burned that might have resulted in that scarring.

In her 1986 autobiography I, Tina, Tina Turner wrote in detail about the domestic abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband when they were married. One particular instance of her getting physically assaulted by her then-husband was when he threw hot coffee in her face. The excerpt reads,

He threw hot coffee in my face, giving me third-degree burns. 

Many people who have read her autobiography speculated that the scar on her right arm might have been due to the third-degree burns that were inflicted on her cruelly by her former husband. As they say, that scar looks painful. But are they right in their speculations because some argue that the mark looks like discoloration only? Also, Tina Turner has never mentioned getting any kind of marks on her arm from burns.

Tina Turner claimed that the burns from the coffee were on her face and neck, not her arms. houseandwhips.com Tina Turner claimed that the burns from the coffee were on her face and neck, not her arms.
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What's The Scar on Tina Turner's Arm? More About Her Port Wine Stain!

Though the scar on her right arm has drawn a lot of attention over time and sparked curiosity regarding whether or not it might have been caused by the burns she received at her former husband's hand, Tina Turner has never addressed those speculations. It did not ever look as though she consciously tried to cover it or as though she was openly flaunting it. The markings seemed insignificant to her. If it was the remnants of abuse, she might not have been that way.

Also, though Tina Turner has not said much about that scar and how she got it, some fans have gathered that it might be port wine stain after all. Port wine stain has been described as a birthmark in which swollen blood vessels create a reddish-purplish discoloration of the skin. The description is apt for the markings on the singer's body. So, it might not have been the third-degree burns after all. It might have been a birthmark all along and some fans may have gone too far with their speculations about it being due to the burns.

Tina Turner's scar might be a birthmark called port wine stain. houseandwhips.comTina Turner's scar might be a birthmark called port wine stain.
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Because though third-degree burns are likely to cause scars on people's skin, they fade over time, and in case of Tina Turner, it has always been that way. Shouldn't it have faded if it was because of the burn? Besides, if you remember correctly, she never mentioned having any marks on her arm because of that but she did claim that the burns from the coffee were on her face and neck and apparently, she got no scar from that.

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