Before I get into this post I want to post a quick warning, while these scars were created by a professional, they do resemble self-harm scars. If you feel that viewing them may be a trigger to you, then you’re advised to skip this post and move on to the next.
Alright, now as I mentioned above, these scars were created by Arseniy Andersson for a client that wished to have scars that resemble self-harm scars. The reason is that the client wanted to avoid military service in Russia, which evidently is avoidable if you can prove that you are a danger to yourself or others. I think this is the first I’ve personally seen a scar used in such a manner. The closest comparison I can think of is people getting scarification pieces that resemble dueling scars although in this case the scars aren’t meant to show off toughness, but rather to avoid army duty.
I’m curious to hear your thoughts on this. Do you think this is a legitimate way to avoid service? Do you think he’s exploiting his knowledge of self-harm?