Probably the rarest form of scarification, chemical scarification (like in Fight Club), is something that I hardly ever get to see… These are self-done by Zav in Bendigo, Australia, using masking tape to mark off and isolate the area. Four layers of paint strippers were used to eat away the skin, waiting about fifteen minutes between each application. A bit of skin would peel off with no bleeding. Pain was minimal at first but became more painful in later applications. A leathery scab (which Zav describes as similar to dried rabit skin) formed, and in the oldest photo it’s at 25 days (so I suppose this is one of the more successful scarifications of this type that I’ve seen).