Zostavax provides a photo gallery of mild and severe cases. The site includes photos of places where shingles is commonly found on the body, such as the legs, waistline and middle back area.
A site run by Merck provides a visual guide in the form of a photo gallery and information about its causes and complications. eMedicineHealth shows a slide show of the various ways the rash can appear as well as symptoms and risk factors.
Shingles is a painful skin condition also known as herpes zoster, the virus that causes chickenpox, according to eMedicineHealth. It can lay dormant for long periods of time. Aging, stress and a weakened immune system can cause it to re-activate in the form of red, painful blisters. Shingles usually occurs in people over the age of 60, but anyone who has had chickenpox is at risk.