This week in the follow-up we’re going to take a look at a small cutting. As you know, the main point of this weekly column is to show people just how scars and brands can heal over time, as well as showcasing the many talented scarification artists out there. While we have seen scarification used in conjunction with tattoos, either as highlighting or negative space in blackwork, we haven’t seen a scar used to remove a portion of a tattoo.
Toronto’s own Six sent in this series of photos of a small scar he did. The goal was to use scarification to remove a section of the tattoo that the client wasn’t happy with.
To start with, here is the tattoo in question. The issue is that the letter “C” isn’t distinctive enough, and the knuckles can easily be mistaken to read “GOLD”.
Following the cutting, you can see just what was removed in order to give the client the look he was after.
To see how this healed up, you’ll have to keep on reading.
A month later, here’s how things are looking. There is still a bit of redness as it’s only been a month, but you can see just how much of a difference a little bit of scarification can make.
In the scarification galleries you’ll be able to see a close up of the finger, which will give you a better idea of just how Six was able to help out his client.