A lightning tree tattoo was the left over mark after Winston Kemp was stuck by lighting during a spring storm. He didn’t even realize he was hit until the marks began to appear an hour later on his arm. He didn’t get any medical attention because he didn’t believe it was necessary and there was no immediate pain before or after.
The lightning tree affect can happen when an electrical charge is introduced to a conductive/insulating material such as glass, resin, and human skin.
After the lightning strike the marks were much more colorful but faded after a few days. He assumed they would disappear over time, but they have stayed the same shade for several months.