Chicks Dig Need Scars

Since I’ve started now, furthering the theory that “Shannon is a bad, bad man”, I will now make the confession that I find scars like this incredibly attractive… I’ve always been drawn to marred beauty — I think the vulgarity of the scar on top of otherwise pristine flesh brings out something that’s otherwise hidden. Yes, I also have a J.G. Ballard-esque car crash fetish.

Thanks to a revenant for the photo (and the 14ga sternum piercing is by Matt at Mystic in Crofton, MD).

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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 “Chicks Dig Need Scars

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    Posted on 01-14-2006 23:38:44 by
    they are attractive.. but you have to worry about wether or not the person will take it to the next step.

    I do find it intriging though.

    *Sorry if i mispelled anything.

    Posted on 01-15-2006 02:12:00 by heliophobe
    I agree, that is very attractive. It’s kind of like shading marks or something,

    Posted on 01-15-2006 02:14:25 by Steve
    Why can hear shannon saying “I’m a baaaad baaad man” in a nicholas cage kinda gone in 60 seconds fashion hehehe

    Posted on 01-15-2006 05:30:18 by jules
    me. i can hear it.

    Posted on 01-15-2006 05:52:35 by Psychosis
    oh dear lord!! I was thinking the exact same thing!! I just couldnt think from where though…

    an shannon your not a bad man, angels been fucked from behind(prev modblog) an this dont make you a bad man, now liking the darkness! that…im sorry that would make you a bad man…haha sorry just they came on the radio, an they suck so badly…

    anyways, I love the scars on her breasts, I personally dont dig too many scars, so I dont like her belly too much, but each to his own…

    I really love that…is it sternum piercing? the one between her breasts, thats nice..

    Posted on 01-15-2006 13:27:19 by randomspectator
    Hm…the scarred belly makes me feel uneasy for some reason I can’t quite explain, but her breasts and sternum piercing look really good.

    But obviously, it’s all my own little opinion.

    Shannon, it’s a good theory to further :p

    Posted on 01-15-2006 16:48:20 by verucassault
    Agreed with an above commentator – pretty in the way of shading marks in a comic book, or some such. I like.

    Posted on 01-16-2006 02:11:43 by loli
    i’ll remember that about my appendectomy scar.

    Posted on 01-16-2006 11:43:17 by M
    it seems a lot of the comments dont realise this isent scarification it’s self-injury, they’re not ment to be attractive, the purpose is to release pain

    Posted on 01-16-2006 12:35:27 by glider
    Lots of things that aren’t meant to be attractive are beautiful as a byproduct. An obvious example would be a healthful diet and exercise — the goal isn’t beauty, but it’s still one of the results.

    Posted on 01-16-2006 14:42:03 by randomspectator
    M, how can you be sure that these scars are meant in a self-injurous way?

    Posted on 01-16-2006 15:52:02 by M
    should first mention im a self-injurer, and very involved in that community for years…they look like self-injury scars

    by the look on her face and the mention of prozac on her page it’s clear she has depression problems and that tends to lead to cutting as a release, it doesnt look at all like anything other than self-injury

    Posted on 01-16-2006 17:29:22 by CS Williams
    But just because it’s SI (I do it too) doesn’t mean it’s not meant to be beautiful as well. I agree it definatley looks like SI scars, but maybe she thinks they make her look pretty too. I think they’re beautiful and add a meaning that not everyone gets.

    Posted on 01-16-2006 17:33:21 by a revenant
    i suppose that this would be the appropriate time to step in and confirm that my cutting is mainly self-injurious.

    i battle with major depression and hurting myself has often been an outlet for the feelings that i don’t have words for.

    i do, however, find an aesthetic beauty to wounds (self-inflicted and otherwise) and my mood can be determined by the style in which i harm myself (uniform slashes, words, etc.).

    hope this helped to clear things up.

    i also want to let everyone know that i don’t condone this behavior, but i have to say that it has been less dangerous in comparison to other coping mechanisms (both short and long term)that i’ve utilized.

    Posted on 01-16-2006 23:17:23 by loli
    i think everyone realized these were self-injury scars. they’re scars nonetheless no matter what reason they’re there for.

    Posted on 01-17-2006 18:46:17 by me
    I look at those scars and all I feel is sadness. I’ve been there. It’s not fun. At least it wasn’t for me. I suppose I’m glad though that “marred beauty” can be considered attractive. There is something rather alluring about the darker side of life.

    Posted on 01-19-2006 22:03:48 by .
    actually.. a lot of people who cut.. WILL tell you that they find the scratches/scars beautiful in their own way..

    but then again.. the same amount of people will probably tell you they feel shame/regret about those same cuts/scars..

    Posted on 01-22-2006 11:35:30 by emma
    they look real nice

  2. Matt did a good job on the sternum but i have to ask: If you’re going to credit one piercing than why not all of them? This girl is a regular at my (and Matt, and 7 other piercers) shop and I pierced her vertical labret. I think is suits her well, at least better than most. I think its time that Mystic Piercing in Crofton, MD got the recognition it deserves for doing badass piercings like this on a daily basis.

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