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Over the course of their 'adventures' the trio has incurred many scars, below is a handy-dandy picture showing some of them:

The scars of the Trios

I have to admit though, I can remember Harry's and Hermione's but I can't for the life of me think of how he got those scars!

How did Ron get his scars?

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Where did you get that picture from? – Voldemort Dec 14 '12 at 23:41
@Omega reddit I think? – AncientSwordRage Dec 14 '12 at 23:57
Is this image canon? Are Ron's scars mentioned in the books? – Django Reinhardt Dec 15 '12 at 1:18
@DjangoReinhardt: Well, yeah, in OotP it is mentioned that the brains did leave some scars on Ron. I'm not sure if they were ever removed though. – Voldemort Dec 15 '12 at 2:12
Ah, that explains it. I thought it was the scars from his two splinching accidents. – b_jonas Dec 15 '12 at 8:34
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Pursuant to Pureferrets's answer, I thought the explanation of why the scarring was so severe is interesting:

[Ron] helped himself to a handful of Chocolate Frogs from the immense pile on his bedside cabinet, threw a few to Harry, Ginny and Neville and ripped off the wrapper of his own with his teeth. There were still deep welts on his forearms where the brain’s tentacles had wrapped around him. According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scarring than almost anything else, though since she had started applying copious amounts of Dr Ubbly’s Oblivious Unction there seemed to have been some improvement.

Order of the Phoenix - page 746 - Bloomsbury - chapter 38, The Second War Begins

Ain't that the truth ...

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Ron got them at the Battle of the Ministry of Magic, when he was attacked by brains:

""Hey, Harry, there are brains in here, ha, ha, ha, isn't that weird, Harry?...Honest, Harry, they're are brains — look — Accio Brains!" The scene seemed momentarily frozen. Harry, Ginny, and Neville and each of the Death Eaters turned in spite of themselves to watch the top of the tank as a brain burst from the green liquid like a leaping fish...The moment they came in contact with his skin, the tentacles began wrapping themselves around Ron's arms like ropes..."Harry, it'll suffocate him!" screamed Ginny."
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Battle of the Ministry of Magic

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"Accio Brains" - Wow, Ron's a genius. – Kevin Sep 15 '15 at 20:37
@Kevin I think he'd been stupefied at the time. – AncientSwordRage Sep 16 '15 at 5:51

"You can still see where those brains got hold of me in the Ministry, look," said Ron, shaking back his sleeves. ~HBP Chap. 11

So the brains definitely left a lasting impression

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If you read the book, he got them in the Ministry of Magic after being attacked by brains. It's later mentioned in Half Blood Prince when Ron shows them to try and seem impressive next to Harry, probably to impress Hermione. If you only watched the movies, you won't see this.

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This answer, while being a good one, doesn't add any details to the other answers of this question. – Kalissar Jul 10 '13 at 8:14

He's been splinched. They create that pattern.

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Do you have any references to support this claim? – HorusKol Feb 12 '13 at 4:40
The splinching scars were movie-only I believe. – Mooz Sep 15 '15 at 6:15

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