Dermal Abrasion Scarification

Along with chemical scarification (more info), dermabrasion scarification (more info) — literally what it sounds like; the creation of a scar by using abrasive tools to grind off the skin — is one of the rarest forms of body modification. It is almost always DIY or otherwise done outside of a studio, and very little information exists on its results, controllability, and general viability. Here’s Amanda M. giving it a try on a friend in Carnegie, PA. Watch the BME galleries for healed results later I hope.

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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.

12 thoughts on “Dermal Abrasion Scarification

  1. I’m worried as well that it wasn’t deep enough to be permanent, but at the same time, I’ve seen really shallow abrasive wounds (like school “sissy tests” and stuff like that) leave scars.

  2. I’ve done this exact thing accidentally. I use a dremel rotary tool in my sculpting with diamond tipped bits (which is what that looks like) and I managed to get my hand a while back and even though it was only like half an inch it hurt so badly. It quite literally does grind away the skin, making it far worse than cutting with a sharp blade (or even a dull one). I can’t imagine doing it willingly. This guy must have a pain tolerance that’s just astronomical.

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