At least that's what my brother always told me as a kid.
He also told me if I cry too much my eyes would dry up like raisins. I was too young to question his credibility.
My grandma, Deenie-wienie-chili-beanie, has the same one.
I have had a long-standing grudge against my birth mark. It's shaped like a sad potato. How would you like to grow up with buck teeth and a potato stamp on your arm?
As a pre-teen, or tween if you will, I was so pissed at my potato that I tried to burn it off with a curling iron........ twice.
Each time it reappeared. I was so ashamed.
Since then I have finally made peace with my birth mark. As an adult, I embrace my numerous flaws (small boobs, long fingers, annoying laugh, etc.) and wear them proudly.
I am thinking about giving my birthmark a private photo shoot. I could totally frame it then hang it on the wall.