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!
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??
Crayon band-aids have a kind of pop, Warholesque quality…
Animal print safari band-aids are always chic…
…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 …)
Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley has come up with pretty some stylish ones
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).
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.
Among the best band-aids I’ve seen are these die-cut beauties by Glennz:
For more possibilities in the realm of band-aid, check out this Pinterest Board devoted to them.