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Old 23 July 2007, 05:20 AM
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Icon402 Designs carved in skin

I got these in an email with the title "I'd Rather have a Tattoo."
I searched the site...forgive me if this has already been discussed.

Warning - they are pretty graphic:

Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 4
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Photo 6
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Old 23 July 2007, 05:29 AM
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"I'd Rather have a Tattoo."
Me too!

I can see them being real, I've seen some extreme and disturbing body modification in my time. But I don't want to look at any more than the two I looked at to examine them for trickery. *shudders*
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Old 23 July 2007, 05:33 AM
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It's just another form of scarification.

I have a branding, and will probably get some scarification in the future.

http://www.scarwars.org/
Kinda NFBSK and not for the squeamish.
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Old 23 July 2007, 05:35 AM
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I can see them being real, I've seen some extreme and disturbing body modification in my time. But I don't want to look at any more than the two I looked at to examine them for trickery. *shudders*
I don't doubt they are real and I was actually debating posting them here because of that. If you want to you can check out the last pic, it has the end result. It's pretty safe. The third picture is what got me.
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Old 23 July 2007, 08:45 AM
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They've been discussed on the old board. I'm not sure if it was in Fauxtography though. I have a feeling that it was in a "Show us your ink" tattoo/body mod thread as a real example of work someone wanted to have done or was too chicken to have done.
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Old 23 July 2007, 10:48 AM
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Not what I should be looking at first thing in the AM. bleh
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Old 23 July 2007, 11:22 AM
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My question (well two questions) for those that do this...

1) How sterile is it? It looks as if she's in a tattoo parlor or such with a group of people having drinks, not an operating room. And that is an open wound, right? Do they normally take more precautions than this?

2) Is there anestheisia? Or is the pain a part of it, sort of like a tattoo? That HAS to hurt.
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Old 23 July 2007, 02:45 PM
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Piercings are open wounds too, and they're done in tattoo parlors.

I don't see how this would be any more dangerous than tattooing that same design, as tattooing is done with needles. Sure, it would probably hurt more and it's obviously more gruesome, but still... I think the outcome is lovely.
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Old 23 July 2007, 03:31 PM
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I showed this to my SO. I have seen such scarification but didn't really know how they did it. According to my SO they freeze the skin so that it is easier to cut (doesn't tear).

They numb it up, freeze the skin a bit to ease the cutting, then cauderize it. That's apparently pretty much the process. It really is lovely once healed, but I don't think I could do it. He saw the process on an A&E episode late at night. It's called simply "carving."
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Old 23 July 2007, 03:37 PM
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Piercings are open wounds too, and they're done in tattoo parlors.

I don't see how this would be any more dangerous than tattooing that same design, as tattooing is done with needles. Sure, it would probably hurt more and it's obviously more gruesome, but still... I think the outcome is lovely.
Highly more dangerous than a piercing or tatto. For both piercings and tattoos the overall exposed area of damage skin is minimal. Carving away bits of flesh in a non-sterile setting can lead to massive skin and soft tissue infections. MRSA being the current buzzword or worse, necrotizing fasciitis; I have seen numerous examples of this in my line of work and it is very sad. She could have died from sepsis or being hideously scarred when the area became infected. I can't believe anyone would be stupid enough to do this in that environment
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Old 23 July 2007, 06:42 PM
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The third picture is what got me.
Aw crap!

I have seen alot of different phases of scarification and had to click to see what the deal was.... that's part of the process I hadn't seen!

Dammit!!! That's going to haunt me
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Old 23 July 2007, 06:49 PM
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Aw crap!

I have seen alot of different phases of scarification and had to click to see what the deal was.... that's part of the process I hadn't seen!

Dammit!!! That's going to haunt me

Mmmm uncooked pork scratchings!
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Old 23 July 2007, 07:36 PM
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Mmmm uncooked pork scratchings!
They made me think of leeches first.

I don't really see what the big deal is. Body art via scarification has been done for centuries in Africa and even in the Americas.
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Old 23 July 2007, 08:04 PM
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I don't really see what the big deal is. Body art via scarification has been done for centuries in Africa and even in the Americas.
That doesn't mean that people should be used to seeing piles of peeled skin laying on a table.
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Old 23 July 2007, 08:17 PM
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ok, the end result is beautiful, but I don't see how you couldn't get the same effect with a tattoo. I'll take the ink anyday. (plus, I scar horridly!)
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Old 23 July 2007, 08:30 PM
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Count me among those who like it, but would never have it done myself.
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Old 23 July 2007, 08:37 PM
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Sure, but if you get tired of it, will Turlington's Lower Back Tattoo Remover take it off?


http://www.guzer.com/videos/snl_tattoo_removal.php
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Old 23 July 2007, 10:11 PM
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OW!

I mean, her body, her business, and the result was kinda cool looking, but--OW!
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Old 23 July 2007, 10:28 PM
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Sure, but if you get tired of it, will Turlington's Lower Back Tattoo Remover take it off?


http://www.guzer.com/videos/snl_tattoo_removal.php

Nah, they'd just have to take the rest off for a clean, uniform look.

Seriously... I wonder how long before someone tries to go the 100% route (if it hasn't happened already). That would be possible would it not?
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Old 23 July 2007, 10:29 PM
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Oh, gross. That third picture should come with a double warning.

I skipped directly to the last picture, figuring that would be the end result. My reaction was "meh". The design isn't that great.
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