I can’t count the number of times I’ve called John Joyce a master when it comes to scarification, but it’s painfully obvious anytime you see one of his scars. Clearly the client here is modifying himself not only through tattoos and scarification, but also through physical training. Given the size of his arms, it’ll be interesting to see how this one heals up. Normally arms are pretty easy to predict, but with someone who works out his arms on a regular basis, the movement will affect how the scar tissue forms. Not to mention it’s done over black ink, so no matter how much the scar raises, it’ll still be noticeable against the blackwork.
And you’d be smiling too if you’d just gotten pierced by John Joyce. And besides, there’s nothing wrong with a pretty girl smiling.
I’ve seen quite a few scarification pieces over the years, and yet I still am amazed when I see something by John Joyce. He’s a master of the blade, and it shows in every scar he cuts.
And here’s how it looks today.
John owns and operates Scarab Body Arts in Syracuse, NY
Ok, so this probably isn’t actually an Aztec symbol for a scarab, but it is by John Joyce who owns and operates Scarab Body Arts in Syracuse, NY
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.
Well, to be honest, any scarification piece by John Joyce will give me goosebumps.
So, I just realized now that today is Friday. This week went by much quicker than I realized. Of course, Friday means a scarification follow-up, so that’s what I have for you right now. I think this is probably one of the most beautifully healed scars I’ve seen since I started doing the follow-ups over a year ago. And of course, the scar was done by none other than John Joyce.
Here’s how the scar looked back in May when it was fresh..
And here’s how it looks today..
Honestly, if I hadn’t seen the scar when it was fresh, I would have just assumed this was a white ink tattoo. Fantastic work John.
It’s time once again for another edition of The Friday Follow-up. It also marks the return of John Joyce. His last appearance on the Follow-up was back in February, with this floral leg piece. Today’s scar is a follow-up to a post from back in December of 2010.
To see how this octopus looks 8 months later, you know what to do.
It’s great to see that even with the scar tissue expanding the width of the scar, a lot of the finer details are still intact.
We’re looking for more photos for the Friday Follow-up. If you’re a scarification artist, or have scars on yourself, send them in. Fresh and healed photos are ideal for the follow-up, as it’s a chance to show people how different types of cuttings can heal on different people.