Yes, those are bruises.
Thanks for asking -- I think.
Yes, I'm fine.
No, the other guy does not look worse.
No, the other guy was not my husband.
No, it wasn't a bar fight.
Or a political protest.
I was learning to escape from katate dori (wrist grabs) at the dojo.
Yes, it hurts a little.
Yes, I'll keep going back, because...
No pain, no gain.
Credits: Mick, for the bruises...and 'Free Spirit' collaboration kit (Amanda Resende and Kristen Rice): all papers and elements; 28 Days Later and Batik Regular fonts; Adobe PSCS3.