Kyle sent in the following..
“Let me start off by saying that my parents are as about conservative as they come! They voted for Reagan, and both of the Bushes. Because of that I’m not particularly modded, which sucks. I see myself as ‘not me’ because of it. I’ve pierced my ears about three times, my lip twice and just recently my septum. Each time my dad has found out (I wore my septum flipped up, but it fell back down during dinner) he almost ripped ripped them out. I felt that scarification was the only way I could permanently mark myself before I get out of this house in a year. This is just a small self done braille scar. It says “free.” kind of an oxymoron because I’m not! I thought it would be raised, but i don’t think I cut deep enough (even though biiiig chunks of flesh came out). I ended up telling them that I hit it on some screws during stage crew, which I am part of (I got some pretty gnarly natural scars from that, anyhow).“
I think in a month or so I’m going to brand it. Maybe it will raise up.