Tattoos on a healed cutting

About a year and a half ago Ubergeekgawdess had Tantan (at Infinite, Philadelphia) do the cutting that you can see healed on the left. Just now, on the right, Joy Rumore (at Venus, NYC) has added tattooing to augment the scar as it matures.

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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.

38 thoughts on “Tattoos on a healed cutting

  1. I think this is so beautiful. The tattoos really accentuates the scar. I’m a huge fan.

  2. This looks great!

    I don’t know if it’s just Shannon’s work in PS though, but the cherries look really faded for just a year and a half between the pictures.

  3. yeah… definitely looks fucking sweet…. i have seen brandings outlined and they look pretty sweet, but this shits is just str8 up fucking fantastic…

  4. The piece is a culmination of two very talented ladies… Tania and Joy’s work came out great…

    Re: an0nymous_vamp1re’s comment

    As Photographer I’ll note that the pictures were taken the same day, so there is no real year and a half’s worth of fading…

  5. I love these tattoo/scarification hybrids. Body art has really come a long way and is still evolving. This is simply beautiful, it adds a whole 3D feel to it and is fucking awesome. Can’t wait to see more people with this kind of work in the future.

  6. I’m not a fan of simplistic florals and fruits, but this is really well done, and the scaring gives the tattoo a 3d look (and feel i hope), that really compliments it.

    Why is it that i can never to manage anything negative to say? It just that even themes and styles that i’m not really into, can still be really good and complimenting to the person its on.

  7. Wow, I think everyone has to say that it looks really gorgeous, like a bas-relief or something.

  8. That 3d effect is extremely striking and very inspiring.I can’t wait to see some strong lettering that has been cut first then inked.

    How long before 3d tattoos become a big thing, some intricate cutting left for a few months then tattooing on top could be used to devastating effect.

    Fantastic work

  9. this is EXACTLY what i want to do. have a tattoo over scars so that you can actually FEEL the tattoo as well as just see it.

  10. Shannon, you should definitely put online a dedicated tattoo+scar section.

  11. Absolutely gorgeous.

    …But I don’t think it meshes well with the cherries she already had. Ah well, it’s still amazing work!

  12. Does anybody have an idea of the pain level of getting scar tissue tattooed? I have a few scars I’d like to add some ink to, so I’m a little curious…

  13. Christina: I found that the parts that actually tattooed into a bit of scar tissue were pretty painful but it wasn’t bad enough that I’d never do it again. Don’t let the pain level stop you because it is definitely bearable.

  14. looks beautiful! i was looking for something like this but didnt really find much.. i can;t wait till i work on mine! (maybe 5-7 years. eep!) i wonder how it will be changing as the scar changes over time.. and also how the tattoo heals. i want to get the tattoo to go over some of hte scars on mine but it may not work.

  15. I love the idea of 3D tattoos, like flock wallpaper or something, but prettier!

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