Tattoo Tuesday: Scarification

WARNING:

THE FOLLOWING BLOG POST CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES OF SCARRING TATTOOS SO IF YOU’RE SQUEAMISH, I’D SUGGEST YOU STAY AWAY FROM THIS POST

Hey my darlings,

So today’s Tattoo Tuesday is going to be about something I’ve heard about, but never considered doing – unless, somehow the method included a magical unicorn licking this body modification on you with a magical rainbow tongue that felt like tulip leaves on an ocean breeze.

Scarification

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Well, scarification is not as simple as it may seem. With different skin types, scarification is probably one of the most unpredictable body modifications one can have and many many methods are available out there.

Abrasion

Abrasion is a method that includes removing layers of the skin:

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Skinning

Skinning is done by cutting thin scars into the person’s skin:

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Packing

This is a form of scarring where the wound is “packed” with foreign substances, such as ash or clay to make sure the skin forms into keloids during the healing process to create a “raised” appearance:

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Ink rubbing

Ink rubbing is scarring with a literally a dash of tattoo ink inserted into the wound to give it more of tattoo feel. Generally they are mistaken for badly-done tattoos:

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Chemical Scarification 

This form of scarification is not common and very little is known about it. The use of corrosive chemicals to remove skin and induce scarring on the skin:

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Branding

Branding is a modification that is not used often as it’s not always precise and is well known to spread in the healing process. Basically, branding is done in the same manner branding would be done to livestock, by burning a piece of metal and pressing it onto the skin:

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Well, as you can tell, branding is not for the faint-hearted, the conservative, the delicate or the squeamish, but even though the images I’ve added above are not very nice (depending what you’re into), it can be a pretty cool and tasteful body modification.

Alright guys, I know you’re a pretty smart bunch and it’s not neccasary to tell you that if you want any of this done to PLEASE go to a professional and not attempt it at home.

Anyway have an awesometastic Tuesday!

♥Cherry♥

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