What is Scarification / Cutting?
Today we got a new but dangerous hype for you. Scarification is a new method of tattoos, it involves scratching, etching, branding, or superficially cutting designs, pictures, or words
into the skin. The new trend is popular among body modification fans, but is currently illegal in the UK. The roots of scarification come from very old tribal cultures. The members hurt themselves (branding,cutting) as a rite of passage to either their tribes or the gods.
How does it work?
The Cutting method is one of the most ways to get a scar tattoo. With a scalpel or other surgical grade instrument you make cuts in the skin. But think about that is also a term used in the medical field to describe a form of self-abuse.
With a specifically shaped hot metal you make a branding into the skin.
But scarification leaves an open wound, which can lead to severe infections and diseases.
After getting your “scarification”, it is very important to take a lot of care of the wounds. Disinfection will lower the risk of infection.
Also you should think about the risks like blood borne pathogens, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.
So be safe and just let make your scarring by a licensed professional body artist.
And please be really sure about that, this is not like a normal tattoo it is a scar in your skin.
Finally some tips for you:
If you are not sure about this you can watch videos about someon else who is being scarred to be sure that you are ready to handle the experience yourself.
Look at your chosen studio that all surfaces and tools are freshly disinfected. Your professional body artist should:
- Wash before getting started
- wear gloves
- wear a surgicial mask
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