Scarification (Cutting) Over Blackwork Tattoo

Five months ago, at Scarwars in Philadelphia, Todd DiPopolo had his all black forearm cut (along with some skin removal) by Brian Decker and John Joyce. The result is looking amazing I think — check out two more photos after the break.




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25 thoughts on “Scarification (Cutting) Over Blackwork Tattoo

  1. very awesome I want to do the same thing to my forearm except not so many thin lines. But congratz on your awesome work!

  2. ive just noticed we have matching palm tattoos!
    i was also thinking of doin that with my black arm at one point and im very glad i didnt now,i personally dont like the uneveness of scars,props to him anyway!

  3. Do you like tea and crumpets? I like tea and crumpets, because Im Winston Churchill..

    Rad ya noo joisie knucklehead ;)

  4. #1- the scars will lighten up over time. it depends on the person, but scars can continue to change for up to five years.

    this looks really amazing. i especially like the thin spiral lines.

  5. haha i read this and went OMG THAT’S TODD
    fyi he is an awesome piercer, in case y’all were wondering
    AND that scarification is looking beautiful! i didn’t get a good look at it last time i was at revolver b/c i was preoccupied, hee hee

  6. very nice.

    i was wondering does a scarification artist use a numbing lotion be for they start cutting?

  7. Scarification over black is BRILLIANT!

    I don’t particularily care for the designs. They remind me of something one might doodle on a notepad. It makes me sad to see a great canvas have doodles on it.

  8. When you do that sort of thing how are you putting down a stencil? Or is it just freehand?

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