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Scarification : one month old by MilkyBerry Scarification : one month old by MilkyBerry
Here are pictures of the two part of my scar after one month. It's starting to get thicker and create nice scar tissues - though it's only the beginning !
The two strange spots in the top flower are from my rejected microdermals.

You can see the picture of the whole scar freshly cut HERE.

Done by Indy Voet. Follow him on instagram & tumblr.
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Given 2013-09-21
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FranBunnyFFXII Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   Digital Artist
I have a scarification. I think they're absolutely gorgeous.
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OneEyeUmbreon Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
IT LOOKS SO GORGEROUS <3
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RazorCandies Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's so beautiful, vary well done :)
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seedz Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing
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DeviantArganak Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
I'm loving it
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FaerieLover007 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
I'd be so scared to do this but sometimes they look amazing, it's really pretty....well done for being brave :')
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
This is so neat
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AlrightyForNow Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
squeel. ah. that's so cool. but scary. but i'm so jelly 
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Shimsyi-Skull Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Its beautiful! Heart Run Away Heart :love: 32 
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offermoord Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Beautiful work, nice design. find this presentation a bit messy to fave it..
Lucky there's an excellent full shot in your gallery! (nice gallery btw!)
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very interesting style! Great composition! Congratulations! You are very talented artist! :-)
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stiffbonez Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
this is beautiful. I thought that tatoos had the most potential in body art, but this is absolutely gorgeous. I might stick with tatoos for now, though, it sounds like the process for this "scar art" is very painful. let me know if you get any more works etched into your body, and where on your body they are, this seems very interesting.skull emoticons wink 
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PersistentDreams Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks eerily beautiful. Was it overly painful for you?
Or do you have a high pain tolerance?
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tadpoulle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student General Artist
What? This is a THING? I've heard of tribes doing this, but to be able to get these like piercings or tattoos-you learn something new every day. Kind of neutral on this kind of body alteration, but the designs are nice.
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indagold Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
it is beautiful, but geez does it make me nauseous.
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SilverZeo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist
!!!!!
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TaranJHook Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've heard it feels similar to getting a tattoo, how was your experience?
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redbarron109 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would believe It hurts alot more than a tattoo but some people can take pain better than other  some people don't even feel the cuts. When i was a tattoo apprentice i had the exp to help with 1. But yet it was our 1st scarification  so it was a learning curb for me and the shop owner.  What we did was cut out the design and after that we cut the skin away so it scared nicely. But like any tattoo artist a good result all depends on the how the owner of the art work is going to healing it. But i realy don't have right to comit and say but i just thought ill tell my little bit of exp on the matter.
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TaranJHook Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, that's one of the things I've heard about them, is that sometimes they can heal too good, and then you lose the scar because the scar tissue never forms. I've heard from some people that you need to pick at the scabs that form so that it does scar.  

You've done it before, how deep into the skin are you cutting, or you think you're cutting? I've seen brand new scarings that bleed quite a bit, and yet I've heard that they don't cut much deeper than a tattoo (yet tattoos don't normally bleed that much). I've only seen a video online of one being performed, and it looks like they're taking really thin strips, but it doesn't look too thick.

 I've thought about getting one at some point, but because the healing process is different for everyone, I'd hate to get a design and that heals over and doesn't show properly. That'd be my luck, anyway.  Either way it's certainly interesting! 
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redbarron109 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
To tell the truth i really don't know  how deep to cut because every person is different and yes in the you have to eratate the skin when healing to get a nice scare i have heard of some people using a ark welder to brand a design. Well i see that you live in the states go around to tattoo shop and ask about it. 

Because research on the net dose not do justice. You live in the land where tattooing became tattooing the states has such a rich history of tattooing. The best way you ever find out what you looking for is to ask the people that have done in or if can ask if can sit in on 1 would nice. Because there i huge deffernts between something trendy and something tasteful. Remember this stay with for the rest of you're life. 

Chosing the right artist and design is going stay with you for a long time. This mite sound over prechy but any form of body mod is not going brand you're flesh but brand you're soul. 

And don't forget bla bla bla bla bla yak yak yaky and bla bla shu that's alto of typing and bla bla bla bla THE END.
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Allendra3 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
While a pretty design, I find the fact that's a scar disturbing.
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Scyoni Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is, but when you think about it, it's no more invasive than tattoos. X.x Cutting skin surface VS filling it with tints using a needle... not so different. 

I don't think I'd ever do either xD but I find the social reaction interesting to observe.
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lePoisson-Rouge Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Writer
Well, I wouldn't really say it's no more invasive than tattoos. With tattoos, you're not going past all of the skin. You stop before breaking it and inject the ink somewhere in the middle. With scarring, however, you're required to cut far enough into your flesh so that you make a mark that never fully heals. I mean, scarification in this manner is similar to a tattoo, but I think the reason people react to it differently is because it looks kind of like a form of self-harm that people do out of depression.
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Exillior Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tattoo ink goes into the dermis or below. The top part of your skin (the epidermis) sheds all the time so ink has to go deeper than that. The needle breaks into the skin, and the ink goes pretty deep.

Personally I think ink tattoos and scarifications are completely different things, but it is important to remember that ink tattoos are invasive too. The ink is meant to stay forever.
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Neko-The-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Looks pretty, yet looks like it hurt
Congratulations on the DD!!
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ASofterDream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
These are simply stunning. 
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow - amazing! Congrats on the DD.
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Astral-Muffin Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That looks really nice! But didn't it hurt like hell? :S
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Asepsis Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Hi! I know you were asking the owner of this photo, but I'd like to give you my experience! Of course, I'm not sure if this photographer's artist used the same method, but my artist put a stencil on, and then cut a very thin line over the entire design to just get the skin opened. That wasn't bad at all, really. Maybe a 4 out of 10 on pain. After that, he used a numbing gel to reduce pain and bleeding before he started cutting deeply, but thanks to the gel, I didn't feel that at all. So, really, it's not nearly as painful as it seems. For me, at least! :)
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Astral-Muffin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's good to know! For a moment I thought you were suposed to endure it and I was like "not worth it o.o". It still gives me the creeps, but at least now I know they're not torturing the poor person.
Thanks a lot for sharing your experience =D
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SilentEnmity Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Quand tu parles de microdermal, est-ce que c'est parce qu'un substance a été insérée dans ta peau pour donner ce résultat? J'avoue être un peu confuse. C'est très beau en tout cas. :)
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taconacho Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
un microdermal c'est un type de percage. sa ressemble beaucoup a un percage normal par contre il n'y a qu'un point de sortie ( mm dur a expliquer XD google une photo d'un "microdermal" c'est plus facile quand on en voit un :P )

le resultat qu'on voit ici c'est dut a une cicatrice ( on appelle sa de la "scarification" en anglais :P ). C'est un design qui est couper au scalpel pour avoir une cicatrice avec un joli effet
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SilentEnmity Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
C'est en effet très joli. :) Merci de ton explication.
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taconacho Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
oui c'est tres beau! Et sa fait plaisir :)
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Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulation to the well deserved DD! :sun: :happybounce:
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Tempest1994 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   Artist
As much as it is a beautiful design and looks very well I do think scarification is insulting to those who do or have in the past inflicted self harm and really shouldn't be showcased and promoted as a good thing but still as I said before, very nice and it came out very well.
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EuphoricBlue Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Insulting? By their very nature and history scarification tattoos are placed to affirm the person. They are ordered, often a sign of healing, or remembrance. The pain is a temporary side effect.

The scarring of self harm is a physical evidence of pain, the scarring isn't the focus or the desired effect. That's the reason why self harm scarring is almost invariably chaotic, like claw marks on a cage.

It's not uncommon for victims of disorders to get tattoos as a form of closure, a self affirmation of their healing.
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Tempest1994 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   Artist
I know, I'm just saying why I am not personally fond of scarification's recent resurgence and popularisation by todays culture for what a good few people solely do because they think it looks cool and is the popular new alternative to tattoos; I'm not saying all people do it for that reason and I'm not implying that this scarification is for that reason I'm just saying what I think on the matter and I am not doubting it's beauty or it's validity as an art form but I know many who have scared themselves in this fashion because there other friends promote as something cool rather then meaningful and I find that insulting, not this particular piece. I agree with getting it done when it has a special meaning behind and in the aid to serve as a reminder for a great landmark in ones life. Though you do make a very good point and I also agree with your points on the matter.
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Exillior Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If somebody tries to get a scarification tattoo solely because they think it "looks cool"... and they manage to sit through the whole thing, then I think they deserve a prize. This is hardly the kind of thing that one just sits down for, has a nap during, and bounces away from.
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Tempest1994 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   Artist
You would be surprised what someone would do for attention. You see horrible things people do to themselves just because others do it. Pier pressure is a powerful thing. I never alluded to it being easy or not painful I never said 'nap' or 'bounce away from' nothing that causes a scar that deep can be easy or pain free but people hurt themselves if they think it will make others notice them or their friends proud and I know people who have. Also I have already said that not all people do it for that reason and if it makes someone happy who am I to complain I'm just of the opinion that the recent popularization of it is a bit overwhelming for some including myself.
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Exillior Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't intend to imply that you said it was a stroll in the park. I just wanted to point out that if somebody went through this, to me they've kind of earned it the hard way. It's not a superficial "wannabe" thing anymore when people endure this to achieve it. In the case of many who choose to get a scarification tattoo, it's often in a place not usually visible - case in point, this one. There are better ways of trying to get attention than that.

I have blue streaks in my hair, but I waited for many years (six, to be precise) to get it done, because many have thought I was doing it for attention. I only did it years into wearing a headscarf, so that nobody can see it and think I'm doing it for attention.

At the end of the day, people will always fall into excesses and in moments of crisis can do anything as a cry for help. Instead of condemning the things they can do, and repressing them, we should instead be able to face it. By not acknowledging scarification as a legitimate artform, we turn it into a taboo and individuals who have done it for the wrong reasons sink deeper into a black abyss. Not putting something out there and hiding it is never an answer to a problem. You should think of it this way: every individual, in reality, has the strength of will, somewhere, to make the right decision. We should empower them to do this, instead of trying to hide away the carrot so they're not tempted to move in the wrong direction.

And finally, a genuine scarification is not the same thing as self-harming at all, even in the mechanics of how it is done, and if somebody gets a scarification to expiate the pain, instead of self-harming, then I don't see how that is a bad thing.
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Tempest1994 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   Artist
That is a very good way of looking at it and a very right way too. I am so pleased with peoples engagement on the matter, it is teaching me so much more about the subject and why people who do it for true meaning and personal belief do it. They are all very inspiring if they feel the same way as you and the others who have written here on the subject. I would say one thing however and that is that if I gave off the impression to you that I think that scarification is not a legitimate art form I apologise for your misconception of my previous views for I would not deny any art form because art is anything that is crafted with purpose, even a doodle in a notebook is a legitimate art form even if created light-heartedly I am not going to continue to back up my previous argument as my recent enlightenment has swayed my view by so many positively reinforcing scarification and I would like to thank you all for expressing your views :) now I can discuss it with my friend and it won't worry me to see any more.
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EuphoricBlue Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Ah, but that's really no different than a "traditional" fad tattoo either. Where does one draw the line?

I honestly think that if one is insulted by art on a person's body they have some issues left to resolve. I think one can be insulted by a specific message within an artwork, but I'm not sure being insulted by a medium is right.
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Tempest1994 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   Artist
Well I would have to both agree and disagree with you here. I agree that someone can be bothered by a message in art but I also believe they can be bothered by a specific medium too, after all art is subjective and is up for interpretation and opinion and clearly it can be insulting. A very close friend of mine has self harmed in the past and sees this form of body art in general to be unsettling and it causes her upset to see it being displayed so openly as if the horrible pain is a good thing in order to create a beautiful image. In no way am I trying to claim that all those who do or have in the past scared themselves feels the same way. getting a tattoo in general isn't about the pain, yes it is sore but I have heard it is nothing compared to the pain of scarification. Tattoos tend to be more about the image rather then the process of getting it where as in general scarification is about the physical pain while getting it done. I could counter argue by saying those who cut themselves do it as an art form because they do it with the aim of feeling again in mind because the pain makes you feel real and the scars serve as a reminder that you're alive but a fare few who have stopped harming themselves are afraid to show there scars and are not proud of the pain that made them and how they'll never go away; they would not show them proudly as a thing to be appreciated as a whole by others.
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I find it a bit interesting that you made that first comment at all (about it being insulting). While I do not deny you have the right to say it, I think it wasn't worth bringing it up because now you have to keep explaining yourself over and over to different people! Haha! :giggle: However, if this debating is your thing, I don't see any reason to chide you over it; you're obviously knowledgeable about a great many things and are intelligent enough to back up your claims. So very different from a troll.

In essence, I actually commend you for your patience with other people who misinterpret your first comment, as I personally wouldn't want to keep up that kind of discourse. Then again, I'm me and you're you. :)

I guess I don't need to bother to write this particular comment either, but I just wanted to point it all out in case you were getting miffed by all the replies to your original comment.

Although, I would like to add that I had cut myself 10, maybe 11 years ago, while I was in a long episode of my Major Depression. And though I'm not proud of what I did, and I regret it, I don't feel insulted by the art of scarification at all. I may not understand why people would go through that pain for the sake of beauty (much like ancient footbinding practices in the East and our modern day Western practice of wearing spike heels for fashion even though women's feet aren't shaped like that and you really can't walk with those kinds of shoes, which I believe was made by a man who didn't want his women to run from him. However that's a different subject.), but I do understand that it is indeed an art form and those who can withstand the pain are welcome to try it. I guess it's like ear piercing; I got mine pierced when I was 4 and I cried a lot, but in the end, I like having the option to dangle pretty jewels from my ear lobes.

Anyway, I think my point was this: we shouldn't start things we are unwilling to finish in the long run. But again, if you enjoy this debate, I see no reason to keep pointing out the negative attention you'll get from your original comment.

Wow! Textwall on my part! Sorry about that. :D Nice talking to you though! I like that you made me think about this stuff, so I guess your comments haven't been in vain after all! :)

:peace:
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Tempest1994 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   Artist
Hey thanks :) that was a lovely comment I must say! I am in no way miffed by the people replying, on the contrary I am enjoying the enlightenment I am getting from other peoples views and the matter and I must say I am being fairly swayed to agree that it should become less taboo. I suppose because it appears so invasive and when getting it done it looks somewhat like a form of torture for the amount of blood I myself must admit that I have also harmed myself in the passed including a very close friend of mine and a few of our friends have got it done for the sake of it's popular resurgence and Have put their tattoos in obvious places where you can see and enjoy describing the pain of getting it done. Personal I am ashamed of my scars. I'm not condemning scarification as a whole and I'm not saying I think it should be banned, in fact the wonderful feedback of peoples personal experiences and reasons has made me more open to fully enjoying the main body of scarification artwork and like you said I am not a troll just enjoying the knew knowledge I'm gaining and other peoples views and everyone has made a wonderful and convincing positive attitude and have not insulted me for my previous beliefs and as long as people can argue a point well and without aggravation or mockery I highly respect them. I would also like to say I disagree with people who simply call it disgusting or wrong, without an open mind and a positive reaction to change it is hard to develop as a good person. I am not close minded and am glad I had this conversation as it has given me a new view point and a more positive out look on scarification as a whole. 
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! Glad you liked my comment! :D All I can say now is: I agree; personal growth seems to be tied to experience and encounters such as this "debate" about scarification as an art. And I'm glad you're taking in others' responses in such a productive manner; not many people seem to be able to do that these days. You're very civil in your replies, so all I can assume is that you like having intelligent conversations with people, but without outright arguing. I find that very refreshing.

By the way, I think you should start filling your gallery; no matter how crappy you think your art may be, you can post it and see if you get a good reception or even if you don't get much good reception, there are those who will critique you constructively and, like the views you get from the scarification stuff, you will understand and improve your work to be the best it can be just like you take in views to be the best you can be. But you will never know any of it unless you post something. Besides, you can always say "No critique desired" or disable comments for that deviation if it's personal work that you don't want ripped apart. :)

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EuphoricBlue Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
And that's why I say "I'm not sure" Such is the human condition. I can understand how a mediums bring back memories and emotions, it's how we are wired up.

But, I'm understanding what you meant by "insulting" now. I find language as interesting to contemplate as art sometimes, I guess that's why language itself can be an art form. One sentence can imply so many different things depending on the reader.
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Tempest1994 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   Artist
You are a wonderful debates person and I have enjoyed our discussion as you conduct yourself very well with your word and refrain from being rude and dismissive, you have helped change my opinion and I thank you and all the others who participated with their opinions to do so. Thank you very earnestly EuphoricBlue :)
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Allendra3 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You have a good point, there. Self-harm isn't attractive in the least bit.
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