What Your Mole Says About You

What Your Mole Says About You | Spectrum Dermatology, Scottsdale

What Your Mole Says About You

Moles, those concentrated areas of pigment many of us sport, have been a source of superstition for centuries. Spectrum Dermatology offers annual “mole checks” to make sure your moles are healthy, and we’ve heard a lot of stories about these fascinating spots during these appointments. Also called a beauty mark in many cultures, some people still draw on or tattoo fake moles onto their body for an aesthetic boost.

What the world thinks about moles

In China, some believe that moles reveal secrets about the person, but it all depends on where it’s located. A mole on the front of your body is lucky, while a mole on the back is considered bad luck because it suggests struggles in the future. However, things are completely different in England.

Across the pond, the British believe that a mole on the back means “money by the sack.” The English have no beliefs about a mole on the front of the body. However, some believe that if men have a mole close to their armpit, it’s good luck and indicates financial success. Women with a mole between the wrist and elbow are supposed to be financially lucky.

Travel farther down the body, and some believe that men with a mole on the front of the thigh will have an inheritance in the future. However, a woman with a mole on the front of the thigh might have a chance of getting rich, but only with a lot of work and effort. Both men and women with moles on the back of their thighs are lucky.

It’s been said that a mole near the ankle means good luck while traveling, while a mole on the sides of the mouth means a fantastic financial and family life. A mole above the lips is also lucky and suggests you’ll never go hungry. The superstitions surrounding moles are endless, and while they might be fun to think about, they don’t actually mean much.

Schedule your annual check today by contacting Spectrum Dermatology

The only truly lucky mole is the one that’s monitored and checked by a dermatologist every year to ensure skin cancer is caught early if it develops. Schedule your annual check today by contacting Spectrum Dermatology.