What happened to these men's scalps?
June 29, 2014 1:22 PM Subscribe
On Saturday (the 28th) in Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, I saw three men who looked like they had burns or injuries to their scalps (two were together, one was separate). What was I seeing?
posted by Rora to Grab Bag (3 answers total)
Their hair was shaved short, but stubbly, and the scalp looked raw and injured, like it had been burned in places. The injured skin also appeared to have some sort of pattern from what I could see; on the top like a monk's tonsure, and around the edges. All three men also had some sort of wrapping around their heads, although it did nothing to hide or cover their injuries. Two of the men were wearing athletic sweatbands, and one man just had gauze wrapped around his head in a strip. The men looked Turkish or Middle Eastern in ethnicity. Any idea as to what I was I seeing?