You've seen this recently - haven't you?!
When I wave my hands around in class, as I talk, this black mark on my right thumb is easy to see.
In English this is a blood bruise. I think in Japanese it is a "blood bean"?
I got this about a month ago when I was doing snow shoe walking in Sapporo Art Park.
The snow shoe group had a cheese fondue lunch in a log house and after lunch we all helped to clear up. I took out the trash to the metal trash cage outside - and I shut the cold, stiff lock on the cage on my hand!!
It REALLY hurt at the time.
Now it is ok. No pain. BUt I have this unsightly black mark on my nail.
Many people tell me it will stay there for 6 months or more, until the nail grows out and the dried blood comes out or is absorbed into the body.
But one Imagine student had a good idea: "Amanda, you should use black nail polish like me!".....
I'm still thinking about that Yoshiko.....I haven't decided yet