Thursday, October 14, 2010

Scarification


Scarifying involves scratching, etching, or superficially cutting designs, pictures, or words into the skin as a permanent body modification
In the process of body scarification, scars are formed by cutting or branding the skin. Scarification is sometimes called cicatrization (from the French equivalent).

Scarification is not a precise practice; variables, such as skin type, cut depth, and how the wound is treated while healing, make the outcome unpredictable. A method that works on one person may not work on another. The scars tend to spread as they heal, so outcome design is usually simple, the details being lost during healing. Tom Skelly was the first known person to practice scarification in the United States.







74 comments:

  1. Are those carved out of the skin?

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  2. Eeeew, I can't even fathom how much that must suck. It's interesting, but wow.

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  3. Yep, Carved out of the skin with a scalpel

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  4. omg. I'm not a wuss but a couple of those looks pretty painful.

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  5. Damn!!! The fifth one is quite disturbing!!!

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  6. Oh lord, that looks like a shit load of ow.

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  7. i admire that,
    that's commitment right there

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  8. Awesomeness, this scarred my BRAIN!

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  9. ow fuck, hurts looking at this- how does it look a few in?

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  10. i guess people can do what they want but i would want to be farther away from these people than most

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  11. This looks painful but looks pretty nice, except the one with the kitten thats just lame.

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  12. Second to last one looked especially painful, haha

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  13. nasty as hell... I'd never do that

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  14. wow this is fucked up, awesome, stupid, painful, and beautiful. all at the same time.

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  15. that is 2much!

    but, that is their choice.

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  16. they look pretty awesome at the time, but they probably look shit after healing

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  18. Isn't this extremely dangerous, exposed skin has high chance of infection. (thats why we have skin!) Healing/scabs probably screws this up as well.

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  19. People are retarded. Not only do most of them look terrible they are terrible for you. Just be a rebel against society and get your eyebrow pierced

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  20. Amazing but looks fucking painful!

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  21. 3 and 5 look pretty painful...

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  22. i wouldn't do that, but it's impressive

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  23. Just looking at those makes me wince. Our skin are also the greatest protection against infections so this practice is very dangerous.

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  24. I don't think this is attractive at all

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  25. Dang, must be pretty awesome to withstand that!

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  26. the second to last is the best i think
    epic

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  27. my skin hurts just looking at this!

    +follow, check my blog some time if you can. :)

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  28. i'm curious how these things look like when they are healed.

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  29. seriously man i didnt know such tatoos existed.thx for sharing

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  30. I still dont understand this over tattoos

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  31. makes me cringe but that is so fucking cool.

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  32. Did not think this was what it actually is when i first started looking at it..pretty intense

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  33. that stuffs hardcore, i always wondered what it would look like after healing.

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  34. Never met anyone who has had it done, don't think there is any place to get it done around me. Looks cool though

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  35. seen 1 tatoo that said LI(F)E etched into his back, was awesome.

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  36. not very beautiful. I don´t like that

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