It bears repeating…

That when you send in your photos, make sure you add credit to the artist.  All I’ve got on this scar is it was sent in by SwarmInFurs.  If you’re sending in photos by e-mail, you’ll get a link back to your photos allowing you to tag them in the right galleries, as well as include artist information.

Email your submissions today! Simply send your photos to [email protected] and they’ll be automatically added to the image galleries.

The Friday Follow-up

Today we’ve got a follow-up of a follow-up thanks to Mr. Brian Decker.  We first saw this lobster exactly one year ago in this post.

Four months later we got our first look at the healing scar.

And now, one year later, here’s how it looks today.

You can see how the redness is pretty much all gone, and while it’s hard to know how different the colouration is from his normal skin tone, it stands out really well against the blackwork.  Be sure to check out Brian’s BME Portfolio Gallery for more images of his scarification work.

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The Friday Follow-up

For this next scarification, we head back to Brooklyn, NYC where Brian Decker created this beautiful snail cutting/branding combo for IAM: Polareyez, which was featured back in October.

Here’s how it looks today.

As you can see, it’s much lighter than the scar I posted earlier today.  While it’s located on the lower abdomen, and it was cut by Brian, that’s where the similarities stop.  Genetics, skin type, aftercare, and many other factors can change how a scar forms on a person.

One of the main reasons I started up the Friday Follow-up posts was to showcase just how varied scars can heal, in addition to showcasing the many talented scarification artists out there.  To date there have been over 60 follow-up posts, and I hope to continue the tradition as long as I can.  So artists, and those of you with scars, send in your photos to BME (both fresh and healed) so we can keep the Friday Follow-up going for another 60 weeks.