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What do you think of the new trend of scaring the skin as body art?

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"Scarifying (also scarification modification) involves scratching, etching, burning / branding, or superficially cutting designs, pictures, or words into the skin as a permanent body modification. In the process of body scarification, scars are formed by cutting or branding the skin by varying methods (sometimes using further sequential aggravating wound healing methods at timed intervals, like irritation), to purposely influence wound healing to scar more and not scar less". (Wikipedia)

What do you think of this practice?

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One word.


I had a good look on line, and it made me sick!
What they do and how to do it, have we gone too far?
YES...we have, in my opinion.

It is so bad.

I can not even show a pic of this dreadful practice.
Two words. Bl@@dy shocking. I had never heard of this and thank you for saving me from going to look at any photos.
by Rice
by jonaja
I can't believe people do this. This is as permanent as it gets. At least with a tattoo it can be removed. Not sure how someone could look at cattle and say "Hey let me try that on my skin". Or even the others which are beyond words for me.
by Gia
I know :(
by jonaja
It's not really a new thing, it's been practiced in some cultures for a really long time. As I understand it it was popular in cultures where people had darker skin (so in some African tribes and among some Indigenous Australians I think) because tattoos don't show up as well on dark skin.

I can't see myself doing it but whatever makes people happy, as long as they understand how to look after it properly as it's healing.
Some cultures are really into scarification. But for some reason I think white skin looks tacky with this time of body decoration.
As someone who has quite a few surgical scars, I wouldn't be doing this voluntarily. It seems almost biblical, athough I am aware some cultures practise this form of decoration. Definitely not for me. You have to wonder at people doing this as (like tattooes) it won't look so good when they're eighty.
Ho hum. Another new fad that brainless zombies will have to follow to be cutting edge modern and trying to be shocking. Then 10 years later they will be crying about how much they wish they had never mutilated their body and now they can't get a decent job because no boss is going to hire them with that ugly mess on show for their clients.
Native tribes I can understand it as a ritual, & has long been in practice.

But for a Caucasian person to do this is totally beyond the pale, literally, & metaphorically.

Best word to describe it for me is 'sick', & NOT in a good way!
Cancer is often generated when the body tries to repair damage to the skin and other organs. I cant believe people would take such a stupid risk.When they add ink to a tattoo it a a toxic chemical they inject into the skin. Stupid is the only possible description related to this practice.
Horrible -have not seen it
by Finy
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