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Self-done scarification

Well, I have been interested in getting a tattoo for a while, but I'm not 18 yet, and I don't think my parents would be too thrilled to bring me to a tattoo parlor. After looking at BME, I found scarification. I saw a bunch of pictures of people with artwork carved into their skin. I learned about the different kinds, and even saw a show on TV about a man who did this for a profession and became very interested. Many people, I'm sure, think that that is disgusting or mutilating, even look down upon it. I think that ... read more

Searing Hot Pain of DOOOOOOOM = Star!

"So whats next? A branding?" asked Eric as he removed the CBRs from my back (he was taking out my corset piercing.) "Well, actually, yes!" I answered. "I've been thinking of getting one for a long time, but I just haven't the clue of where to get it, or what to get. So when I decide that, then Eric, I'll let you brand me!" That was back in July of 2004. Over the next few months I visited Eric frequently to hang out and to get various other modifications. Each time, Eric kept on asking when was he going to ... read more

West Nile Virus and a Huge Brand

I've started this whole process of collecting places as work on my body. I had been living in New Mexico for nearly seven months, and had already decided that I would get the zia (for those that don't know, it's that red sun symbol on our state flag, and is representative of the four seasons, four cardinal directions, etc.), but I didn't know where or how. I was thinking about some kind of tattoo for awhile, but decided that a brand would look better. I'd seen some other folks with zia tattoos/scars, but they were all little and simple. I ... read more

Star No Star ( DIY )

This all started a few months ago. I began to have the urge to pierce myself. I felt like I wanted to do something myself, to see if I could, if I was strong enough. I wanted it to be a sort of bonding experience with my body. I told myself I would not do it without the proper materials though. I decided to wait until I had the money to buy them. I tried not to think about it and went on my way. As I was getting ready one morning I noticed a scar on the back of ... read more

Maple Leaf

Looking down at the floor from my basement couch, only one thing was running through my head; How much this was going to hurt. My addrenalin was pumping through my veins as my brain, knowing what was coming, was begging my mouth to say 'Stop'. But I had gone too far to back down now. What first started as an idea to identify myself as a patriot with a tattoo had evolved into a branding. Something I perfered over tattooing. One, because it was orginal, and two, because I had allways hated ink on my skin. The branding involved numerous ... read more

Adrenaline Cuts

Adrenaline Cuts: It all started awhile back. My girlfriend and I were fighting a lot. I was getting along with people at school, I found that I couldn't stand being just another kid who wears the same clothes, plays the same sports and goes to the same parties. The search to find myself was a depressing one. I worried a lot of people along the way, people not understanding what I was going through constantly thought I would do something stupid or something I would regret. Finally the search was over, I found body mods. I had, had my one ... read more

My self done strike brand

I've always thought of branding as the step beyond tattooing. Few people I know have actually attempted this procedure, but I'm not really like anybody I know. For about a year and a half I have been considering getting branded, but have wrestled with the choice of what design to use. I wanted to design and construct the brand myself, so choosing an easy construction was important. After a long time I decided that I would mark myself eternally with a symbol of my love for music. The design I finally chose was an infinity symbol from mathematics, with a ... read more

What did you do that for?

A few years ago, I submitted an article under an alias name, all it really told about and explained was basically how dumb I was. I wanted a second chance to explain that, "No I am really not that stupid." I wanted to be different and I wanted to have a scarification done on myself. My mother is tattooed herself, but she is squeamish about anything to do with her children. She is hypocritical and looks down on what she sees as "self-mutilation". I do love my mother but we are very different and clash often. I have a scar ... read more

Scarification - "The fact that I have a natural fear of sharp objects"

Introduction In the past I have seen scarification not only as a way to decorate our bodies, but also a way to bleed and feel intensive pain. This was a sensation I did not have the urge to experience myself. But we live, grow and change, so after some thinking I decided to ask a friend of mine who happens to be a scarification artist (not a professional or so but I had seen a couple of scars he had done and I thought they looked really nice). After talking to my friend whose name, by the way, is Stomberg ... read more

Wizard skin removal attempt..

I have been very interested in body modifications for about 2 years. Always looking for the latest and newest ideas available on the net. I decided 1 week ago to try my hands at skin removal. Having had a long passion for drawing, I spent about 3 days on designing my own scarring template. Let me tell you this was not an easy task. I was looking for something new and yet a piece that I would appreciate for life. Ideas of wizards and anything magical was my choice. Not having a whole lot experience designing in the format for ... read more

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