I remember (sort of) thinking people with patches on their eye. People like Slick Rick. were awesome! I also wished I had a sweet facial scar. I thought it was cool and would make me look interesting people would ask me about it and I would tell them this awesome manly story.
Then I read about dueling scars and it changed. Many got these scars fencing from a slash of the sword. Then it became fashionable and when anything becomes fashionable it loses it's coolness and credibility. These guys would try to get them because it was a sign of bravery and the upper class. So dorks forgetting the legitimate meaning got them like a chick getting her ears pierced intentionally tried to make a fencing wound scar over by putting in hay and other stuff to disfigure their faces.
This guy might have a legitimate wound but I have my doubts look at the men behind smiling almost like they are proud? Maybe they are just morbidly amused. Gross That's a lot of blood! It became another lesson for me that doing things to look cool to others is lame.