Scarification over tattooing

A more traditional tattoo/scar combo of course that everyone is very familiar with are the ones that start with the tattoo and then burn bits of it off, sometimes with a new design completely, other times with a design that accentuates the tattoo. Here’s a beautiful example done at Kalima in West Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom.


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2 thoughts on “Scarification over tattooing

  1. What parts of this piece are scarred? The whites look way too bright for anything i know of, but i don’t know all that much.

  2. The photo levels make it hard to tell, I know — but the scars are the spirals, the thick lines, and the outlines of the flowers. All the “white” linework.

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