One of the things gymnastics is known for is rips on the hands. You can often tell a gymnast outside of the gym, because they are always picking at their hands.
Sometimes outsiders to the sport don’t understand rips and gymnast’s attitude toward them. They are at different times – badges of honor, annoyances, painful or something that has to be ignored to get your bar work done or something.
Here are some pictures of rips that have been sent to me.
Wipe Off the Blood and Get Back to Work
Feel free to send pictures of worse rips if you have them.