An entry containing scars

They say once you go black you never go back, right? I can’t vouch for genital size, but I can tell you that when it comes to scarification I’ve seen some of the most stunning work on dark skin — this example, fresh and healed, is by John Durante of Laughing Buddha in Seattle, Washington.

It’s not uncommon to see pale skin actually heal indented rather than with a raised keloid. Here’s an example (four weeks old) by Rox in Kennewick, Washington.

On the off chance that’s a white power logo (which I don’t have any reason to believe), let me preemptively balance out my karma with a peace sign… And I’m sure you’ve wondered what an electrocautery brand on the palm of the hand looks like, right? Here’s a before and after from Shawn O’Hare at The Pain Parlor in Oxnard, California.

Speaking of unusual locations for scarification, here’s an ear brand by Matt Bruce:

Let’s see what else is in my scar folder to tell you about… here’s a big full back cross branding (healed) being play pierced. Photo c/o Kent Fazekas at Outer Limits in Long Beach.

Finally, we can’t forget scarification by body piercing! Here’s the result of a couple tries at a nape piercing (rejection)… as you can see they’ve moved on to new territory and haven’t given up yet!

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Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

3 thoughts on “An entry containing scars

  1. The following comments were imported from our old comment system:

    Posted on 11-13-2005 05:17:15 by Aretha
    “Once you go black you’ll never go back”

    -definitely true

    Posted on 11-13-2005 08:57:44 by Micrurus
    Cool scarification on that black guy. I think it was Lombroso wrote about some people in Africa who were too dark to have noticeable tattoos so they sported scars.

    Posted on 11-13-2005 09:09:22 by Micrurus
    Yes, it was Lombroso, in an article about tattos in the “Rivista di Scienze Biologiche”.

    Posted on 11-13-2005 17:03:45 by Poppie
    I love the needles through the croos piece, I actualy did that to my scarification too – i need to upload the pictures!

  2. the circle with cross in the middle thing that you thought might be WP is the sign of the zodiac.

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