Chasethebeard sent in this photo of a stag beetle scarification. I could be wrong, but it looks like there may be some kind of strike branding on the wings and head, in addition to the cutting.
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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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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.
In the jungle, the mighty jungle, Brian sleeps tonight.
And this bee has some awfully cool looking knees (and other parts).
I could be mistaken, but I believe Brian did this particular cutting at the Philadelphia Tattoo Convention this past weekend.
Back to the good ol’ U S of A for this scar by the legendary John Joyce. John works out of his studio, Scarab Body Arts, located in Syracuse, NY.