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What is 'Scarification'?

Scarification is the creation an artistic scar for aesthetic or ritualistic reasons. This is most commonly achieved by two methods; cutting and branding. There are many other methods that can be used, but these two are generally the safest and most easily controlled.

Simple cutting involves scalpelling a design into the skin, then healing the wound into a permanent scar. Designs that require larger, solid areas of scarring may require some tissue to be removed to achieve the desired effect. Great detail and even shading can be achieved with cutting; much moreso than branding.

Branding is another form of scarification that is more toxic and requires a more quarantined facility to be practiced in. Proper air filtration, ventilation and personal breathing filters are recommended for safe branding practices. Branding can have great results, but is limited in the amount of detail that can be achieved. Branding is often described as much more painful than cutting, but can be much faster.

Most compare the sensation of having a cutting done as "quicker and less painful than a tattoo". Many consider branding to be the most painful of all types of scarification, but the pain is mainly psychological.

Most compare the sensation of having a cutting done as "quicker and less painful than a tattoo".

For scarification I charge $150 minimum for the first hour, then $100 per hour following that. Contact me for price quotes.

Comments

Must be painful

I've never heard about scarification before. I looked for more information and here is what I found http://www.tubestime.com/watch/bodymod-slideshow002-artist-ryo-scarifica... . Well, the pictures are pretty nice, but it must be pretty painful too. As for me, I have been always afraid that my point of view on the subject will change but tatoo or any other skin signs will remain forever.

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