Over many years of cooking professionally, amidst sharp knives and fire, I learned that an accidental cut or burn was in fact a signal: a message from myself to myself that I was distracted. I needed to listen deeply to what was going on, or at the very least, slow down and take care.

I got that message yet again when I recently nicked myself cutting a cabbage and ran to my medicine cabinet to patch the wound. Yeah, there IS a lot going on… …. including MANY cool possibilities in the realm of band-aid!

 

Sally Schneider
Sally Schneider

My aging collection of unique, not-flesh-colored band-aids made me take a look at newer offerings. You can buy bacon band-aids, Abraham Lincoln band-aids, affirmation band-aids, Vuitton band-aids, Keep Calm and Carry On band-aids, bling band-aids, Star Wars band-aids, planet band-aids, baseball band-aids, camouflage band-aids, even…Jesus band-aids sold as “Accoutrements Jesus Bandages“. Who knew??

Jesus bandaid

Although I’ve always enjoyed classic graphic Neon band-aids, I could see just committing to a box of hot pink beauties

pink bandaid

 

Crayon band-aids have a kind of pop, Warholesque quality…

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Animal print safari band-aids are always chic…

animal print bandaids

…though I find iridescent sparkly band-aids perfect anytime, anywhere, especially on a night out…(Wound-less, I used to occasionally wear them like jewelry …)

Sally Schneider
Sally Schneider

Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley has come up with pretty some stylish ones

 

BAND-AID(R) Brand Adhesive Bandages partners with renowned designer Cynthia Rowley to launch limited-edition "Dress-Up" Adhesive Bandages. (PRNewsFoto/BAND-AID(R) Brand Adhesive Bandages)

Truth is, I’ve devised my own band-aids many times out of masking tape and gauze, for lack of the real thing. They’re a few steps down from elaborate DIY’s for band-aids made of washi tape, the lovely, colorful lightweight Japanese masking tape (a trove here).

thegunnysack.com
thegunnysack.com

Me, I can’t really be bothered with cutting washi tape carefully to perfectly cover a band-aid. I’d just cover the would with an ordinary sheer strip and slap a rectangle of washi tape over it.

thegunnysack.com
thegunnysack.com

Among the best band-aids I’ve seen are these die-cut beauties by Glennz:

Glennz
Glennz

For more possibilities in the realm of band-aid, check out this Pinterest Board devoted to them.

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