Tattooed Scars

It might come as a shock to people that this text in the top photo is a healed scarification. The reason it looks fresh — and will forever — is that the scar has been “embossed” with lines of tattooing done in red on one side and white on the other, making it look like it’s still early in its healing process. It’s amazingly well done, with the scar being initially created by Azl in Montreal, who has been scarring longer than some of BME’s readers have even been alive!!! Another two amazing examples of his scars combined with tattooing (by Barry Buteau of Planet Ink) follow, some amazing painted angel wings that are given form and life by the underlying scars Azl created.

You don’t see scars and tattoos combined very often (which I find surprising), and you see it done this well even less often. These are both very special pieces of body art.




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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.

5 thoughts on “Tattooed Scars

  1. That is so cool! The wings are my favorite tho – the colors of the tattoos and the texture of the scars create a really interesting piece.

  2. Wow this is awesome. I already though about tattooing my scarification, but I didnt know how the color/look would end on it.

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