Hey Sweden!

This is primarily addressed to our Swedish readers, but if you have friends in the Stockholm area, direct them to this post.

Anders Allinger is a name any reader of ModBlog should be familiar with.  His piercings and scarification pieces have been a staple on ModBlog for many years, and he’s a big BME supporter.  Now you might be asking yourself what this has to do with Stockholm, as Anders is currently working at Flesh Impressions in Australia.  Well, he’s actually packing up his family and moving to Sweden, and is looking for work.  So if you know of any shops in the Stockholm area that are looking for an experienced body modification and scarification artist send Anders an e-mail.  And be sure to check out his piercing and scarification galleries.

You don’t bleed enough for me..

Now according to Google, this phrase is from a song by Oomph! entitled “Sex hat keine Macht” (Sex has no power), which I’m assuming is a German band.  Putting the music reference aside, it is an interesting quote to use scarification as a medium, as anyone who has been scarred knows, bleeding is a part of the process.

As you’ve probably guessed by the watermark, this scar was done by Anders from Flesh Impressions in Broadbeach, Qld, Australia.  You can see more of Anders’ work in his scarification portfolio.

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The Friday Follow-up

Can you believe it’s Friday already?  Where did the week go?

This week’s follow-up comes to us from that wacky Aussie Anders.  This anchor scarification was done over 18 months ago, which means that this scar is pretty much healed, although with it being on a finger, anything can still happen.

To see how it looks today, you know what to do.

For such a high-traffic area, that came out remarkably clean and distinctive.  I’m also shocked at how even it healed seeing as how it’s located right on the joint.

Have you got photos of your scars both fresh and healed?  If so, submit them to BME today and you could end up being featured in an upcoming Friday Follow-up.

The Friday Follow-up

Things are back to normal this week, which means it’s time for this week’s scarification follow-up post.  Before we get to it, I just want to take a minute to thank everyone who keeps sending in their healed scar photos.  When I started this column last year there was no way I could predict how popular it would become, and there’s no way it could exist without the contributions of the many talented scarification artists.

That said, let’s get on to this week’s scar.  Back in December of last year we saw this scarification that was done over ink.  What was unique was that it wasn’t done over solid blackwork, but rather it was done over Shannan’s full color chestpiece.

It’s been almost six months now since we saw this scar by Anders, so keep on reading if you want to know how it looks today.

Now that the scar has had some time to heal you can see how well it fits in with the rest of her work.  I really like how the scar tissue has healed to almost the exact same color as the ribbon on the corset.  To see more of Anders’ work, check out his BME Portfolio Gallery.

The Friday Follow-up

Oh what a tangled web we weave.  Three years ago, when Anders did this heart/web combination, who could have thought it would turn out the way it did.

Three years is a pretty long time, which makes this follow-up one of the longest time differences so far.  Keep on reading to see how it healed up.

What I think is most interesting is that the heart appears to have puffed out slightly, while parts of the web appear almost indented into the skin.  There are more photos of this scar in Anders’ portfolio gallery if you want some closer looks.

The Friday Follow-up

Since I started this weekly column last year I’ve seen hundreds of scarification pieces, all in various stages of completion.  I can honestly say that each and every scar I’ve seen is unique not only in terms of the artist behind the scar, but also in how the person heals afterwards.  Which brings us to this week’s scar.  Two years ago Anders cut this rose design into a client’s side.

In the two years since it was cut this scar has transformed into something incredible, which if you want to see, you’ll have to keep reading.

I honestly can’t say I’ve ever seen a scar heal up in this way before.  Normally scars that are raised like this are pink, while pale scars are often faded.  Not so here, where the scar is both raised and the exact same skin tone as the flesh around it.

Anders sent in quite a few healed scars in the past week, including a few like this one that are over two years old.   Check them out in his portfolio gallery.

If you’re an artist and you don’t have your own portfolio gallery yet, simply send an e-mail to [email protected] and we’ll get you set up with one.  A couple people asked me if there is a fee to get a gallery, and I can tell you right now that there is no fees involved.  Simply send off a request and specify whether you’re a tattoo artist, scarification artist, piercer, studio, or suspension crew.

The Friday Follow-up

This week’s Follow-up is one of the most recognizable band logos in the modified world.  I think I’ve seen more Misfits related tattoos than any other band.  Anders did this Misfits inspired cutting about a month ago over top of some heavy blackwork.

To see how it’s coming along, keep on reading.

The glare of the flash is a little distracting, but you can see just how well the scar held together.  You can get a better look at this and more of Anders’ scars in his BME portfolio gallery.