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Date: 01/15/10 09:03 AM

96 Responses to A Fairly Intense Look At Skin Cut Tattoos

  1. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3830 posts
    January 14, 2010 at 5:05 am
    Link: A Fairly Intense Look At Skin Cut Tattoos - Lots of scar body mods, or what the kids are calling `Skin Cut Tattoos.` Gross, but some are kinda cool. NSFW
  2. Profile photo of Magicant
    Magicant Female 18-29
    277 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 9:09 am
    I`m just gonna pretend it`s red ink.
    So disgusting, especially the 1st one...
  3. Profile photo of ohplease
    ohplease Male 50-59
    567 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 9:14 am
    OW OW OW
  4. Profile photo of CaaBaaRaa
    CaaBaaRaa Female 13-17
    180 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 9:20 am
    They look pretty cool, but do they stay like the red, or do they turn into the pink one?
  5. Profile photo of tainteddeity
    tainteddeity Male 18-29
    848 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 9:28 am
    I have never heard these called skin cut tattos, ever.
    It`s scarification.
  6. Profile photo of earthshone
    earthshone Male 18-29
    1688 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 9:34 am
    eff that. not for me.
    though nice work by the artists.
  7. Profile photo of DrVenkman
    DrVenkman Male 18-29
    287 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 9:35 am
    Pretty cool.
  8. Profile photo of trilliongram
    trilliongram Female 18-29
    135 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 9:36 am
    Branding is not the same as skin cutting.

    Also, we need to see these babies after they`ve healed to get the full effect.

  9. Profile photo of Parasite
    Parasite Male 18-29
    141 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 9:40 am
    they look great whe you first get them, but then like any scare then can end up looking disasterous
  10. Profile photo of Doobiejs
    Doobiejs Male 30-39
    355 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 9:45 am
    I love the look, dont see me getting one.
  11. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 9:46 am
    That first one is nothing but an infection waiting to happen. I know that these can be done safely, but doing that much "damage" to your skin at one time is just too dangerous, I think. Do it a little bit at a time, maybe a week between each session so you don`t end up with scars where the work ended or something.
  12. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 9:47 am
    Agree with tainteddeity, This sis scarification.

    Personally find it kind of gross.

  13. Profile photo of MsMalicious
    MsMalicious Female 18-29
    291 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 9:50 am
    Scarification can be quite beautiful. All of these are beautiful in their own way. I have thought about getting it done.

    @CaaBaaRaa they do not stay red. The red is because they are freshly done. Its blood basically just like if you skin yourself falling down. It heals into a pink scar (if done properly)

    I have seen some AMAZING art done through scarification, thing is, its more permanent than a tattoo. So for people who do choose this route, make sure it`s what you want for life.

  14. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3428 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 9:56 am
    I was cringing the whole way through that. Although some of them admittdely look pretty good, I still don`t see what`s wrong with a normal tattoo... Why would you take it to that extreme?
  15. Profile photo of wateva_x
    wateva_x Female 13-17
    691 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 9:57 am
    `skin cut tattoo`?
    No. Scarification. That`s probably been said but I said it anyway.
  16. Profile photo of Kaleotera
    Kaleotera Female 18-29
    472 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 9:59 am
    I guess this happened because tattoo went and got so mainstream.

    While it looks kinda cool, once you let it sink in that they actually had all that skin removed, it kind of made my stomach turn.

  17. Profile photo of MsMalicious
    MsMalicious Female 18-29
    291 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 10:00 am
    Lukas, people are always looking for the next extreme thing in everything. Sports to tattoo`s.
    Its the way it is, looking for that next thrill and pushing the human body to it`s limits.
  18. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 10:00 am
    Scarification only looks good when its fresh. Give those a year or two and they won`t be as pretty.
  19. Profile photo of roin_16
    roin_16 Female 18-29
    82 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 10:16 am
    looks awesome but its so painful looking it makes me wanna vomit
  20. Profile photo of Sigon
    Sigon Male 18-29
    129 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 10:19 am
    messed up people is what...yeah as ggolbez said, these will look nice at first, but as the skin further heals they will look like horrible nasty scars...I know a couple that had scarification done 6 years ago and they absolutely regret it...
  21. Profile photo of Remir_Magrus
    Remir_Magrus Male 18-29
    13 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 10:35 am
    I have the sudden urge to fill a bucket with lemon juice....or push them into a salt silo
  22. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 10:39 am
    really cool stuff, but looks very painful. oh, and i think this is only the third boob ive seen on iab.
  23. Profile photo of FIRST_poster
    FIRST_poster Male 18-29
    970 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 10:50 am
    i would like to see the infected ones.
  24. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4033 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 11:20 am
    I want to rub Neosporin on them all. I do see the artistic element and all that, but too many germs, germs, germs!!!!!
  25. Profile photo of gothgirl69
    gothgirl69 Female 18-29
    423 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 11:33 am
    the one of the flower on the girls chest was nasty when it was healed. it looked like a butt hole.

    they look cool until they heal all the way. there are few exceptions.

  26. Profile photo of bojanski
    bojanski Male 18-29
    9 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 11:33 am
    That guy with the cuts on his face (2nd from the bottom) is gonna have a fun time shaving
  27. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    January 15, 2010 at 11:35 am
    very pretty but. ow ow ow OW!
  28. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 11:38 am
    Scarification is really bothersome to me. Besides an extremely high risk for infection, most of the people who practice this technique apply chemicals to the burn or cut after it`s made to encourage the development of a more distinct raised scar. Besides that I`ve weighed the outcome (for myself personally) and I think they look contrived and ugly. They`re not really artistic the way a tattoo can be. They`re more like the stenciled hobo version of tasteful body mod. Though I`m sure they cost a fortune.
  29. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3830 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 11:45 am
    Gross but cool, right?

    i think tattoos are way better.

  30. Profile photo of Tinkerbellio
    Tinkerbellio Female 18-29
    1001 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    On the face?

    Why?

  31. Profile photo of MzThikG727
    MzThikG727 Female 18-29
    80 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    ugh... those pictures dont make being hungover any easier
  32. Profile photo of Crazysuni
    Crazysuni Male 30-39
    16 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    Do they just burn or is their ink involved. Ive amateur branded myself and never got red clear results like that. Anyone know?
  33. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    Cool but very ouchy!
  34. Profile photo of Martiger
    Martiger Male 18-29
    82 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 12:16 pm
    Okay, at least tatoos can be reversed. As far as I know, this can`t, so how many people regret getting scarred I wonder...?
  35. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    well they are tasteful for the majority, but they must hurt like hell
  36. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    Brings a new definition to scarred for life...
  37. Profile photo of Crazysuni
    Crazysuni Male 30-39
    16 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 12:30 pm
    It doesnt hurt that bad. Id say no worse then a tattoo actually. I think its really neat but of course people are always going to go to far and take it to the extreme too.
  38. Profile photo of Crazysuni
    Crazysuni Male 30-39
    16 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    That coyote has to much skin coverage imo bad infection risk and the scar wont turn out even it will be all lumpy.
  39. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    Number one and three looked to be cadavers, could have been the lighting. I like how they only showed one that was actually scarred over. Probably because scars are not always consistant and most of these turned out looking like hell.
  40. Profile photo of Garflock
    Garflock Male 13-17
    1 post
    January 15, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    I did some thing like this last year it turned out pretty sick i even did it my self no help at all. But you pretty much cant move what ever you just branded with out intense pain
  41. Profile photo of maneaterx3
    maneaterx3 Female 13-17
    488 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    Scarification is disgusting.
  42. Profile photo of Glowy
    Glowy Male 18-29
    355 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    Please don`t call them `skin cut tattoos`.
  43. Profile photo of CaaBaaRaa
    CaaBaaRaa Female 13-17
    180 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    Thank you MsMalicious, they do look interesting, its just i wouldn`t have one, I`m not one for pain.
  44. Profile photo of punkipenguin
    punkipenguin Female 18-29
    778 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    i just don`t get scarification. i can`t comprehend how someone could have themselves burned on purpose. that`s the most god awful pain ever. i think i`m dying if i burn my finger on the stove. not only that, it looks gross after it heals. blah. >_n
  45. Profile photo of punkipenguin
    punkipenguin Female 18-29
    778 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    gothgirl69, i thought it was her kitty cat when i first saw it. then i thought what you did. it doesn`t look pretty at all.
  46. Profile photo of patticakes
    patticakes Female 18-29
    463 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    Don`t some of these ever get infected?
  47. Profile photo of JannatheGrea
    JannatheGrea Female 18-29
    149 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    They are not "skin cut tattoos", you don`t get it done with a hot or cold iron (that`s branding), and the jackoff that wrote this seriously did zero research before writing. I`m so offended by this "article", I could spit.
  48. Profile photo of JannatheGrea
    JannatheGrea Female 18-29
    149 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    Oh, and it`s done by actually taking a scalpel and cutting the skin. Skin removal, ftw. This is seriously the most ridiculous thing I`ve ever seen.
  49. Profile photo of heartx3jess
    heartx3jess Female 18-29
    1578 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 2:51 pm
    OW. I`ve never understood how anyone could call this tasteful. I don`t want to offend anyone, but I just don`t get it.
  50. Profile photo of alphanoninc
    alphanoninc Male 70 & Over
    210 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    the open wounds do look cool... but what i`m curious about is how all of those ended up. what happens if they get a keloid?
  51. Profile photo of luvsushi
    luvsushi Female 18-29
    169 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    i almost threw up
  52. Profile photo of simim23
    simim23 Female 18-29
    1429 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    This is beautiful, but the writer of this article did absolutely no research. This isn`t branding; it`s taking a scalpel and removing skin.
  53. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
    2508 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 3:56 pm
    Wtf???

    "or under coercion, as a punishment or imposing masterly rights over an enslaved, otherwise legally thereto condemned or other (even illegally) exploited and oppressed person."

  54. Profile photo of mntlmstrbtr
    mntlmstrbtr Male 30-39
    737 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    That is Sofa King Discuss Ding.
  55. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    alphanoninc, I thought the same thing at first, but this isn`t really a first time go at body modification, so they likely would have discovered that they were prone to keloids when they got a peircing or something. If they didn`t though, they would end up with a nasty warped over growth of tissue.
  56. Profile photo of littlepete50
    littlepete50 Male 18-29
    1359 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    i bet that hurts a fu-king bunch!
  57. Profile photo of MadxCow
    MadxCow Female 18-29
    15 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    Isn`t that called scarification?
  58. Profile photo of atomic_sugar
    atomic_sugar Female 18-29
    87 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 4:58 pm
    I have quite a few tattoos and a pretty high pain tolerance and I would never even think of getting one of these, I can only imagine how much it would hurt. The healing process has to be terrible, imagine clothes sticking to it... ugh... terrifying.
  59. Profile photo of sonikku
    sonikku Male 18-29
    350 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    Ok, now THIS is f*cking retarded. Srsly, body-modders, stop being such retards. You get a hidious scar/tattoo above your breast? Or on your face? Or over half of your back? Srsly? Rly? RETARDS.
  60. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 5:02 pm
    It is called scarification MadxCow.
  61. Profile photo of SebastianLam
    SebastianLam Male 13-17
    730 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 5:18 pm
    Looks cool and isn`t as ridiculous as other body mods but no way in hell would it be for me. And I believe that is one term MadxCow
  62. Profile photo of lemurs366
    lemurs366 Female 18-29
    385 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    apparentlhy it`s illegal for any form of local or other form of anesthesia to be used, or any medical type pain killers, and the honest to god reason why is becuase they (the authorities) want the process to be as awful as possible so that people won`t do it.
  63. Profile photo of MadhatterVTR
    MadhatterVTR Male 18-29
    198 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 5:42 pm
    "Ok, now THIS is f*cking retarded. Srsly, body-modders, stop being such retards. You get a hidious scar/tattoo above your breast? Or on your face? Or over half of your back? Srsly? Rly? RETARDS."

    thanks for your opinion. but is it really necessary for all the name calling? you dont hear me calling you anything for not wanting them do you?

  64. Profile photo of Lauryn
    Lauryn Female 18-29
    437 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    Wow some of those looked awesome... could have done with the after pics tho i would love to see them.
    Not something i think i could have done tho.. ouchies!!!
  65. Profile photo of FoneIsRingin
    FoneIsRingin Female 18-29
    22 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 7:09 pm
    they`re not "skin cut tattoos". its Scarification. they`re beautiful. branding is different.
  66. Profile photo of dooflotchie
    dooflotchie Female 30-39
    336 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 7:57 pm
    Looking at the pics of healed, finished scarification pieces I find on Google and comparing them to equally well-done tattoos all I can say is, "Meh." On some people the healed scars are barely visible, and the designs look very different from when they were freshly done. The sharp, clean lines are blurred and the bright red color has faded to a much lighter pink, if it doesn`t return to the same color as the uncut skin was to begin with.

    I guess if you like the look of the fresh cuts and you want it to stay like that, get a tattoo done in red ink instead of black. If you don`t mind that the design you have cut out of your skin can blur somewhat and fade a lot, then maybe you won`t be disappointed with scarification. From what I see on these sites, I can tell it`s not for me.

    Full>http://www.

  67. Profile photo of Delos
    Delos Male 18-29
    205 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 7:59 pm
    with the coffee submission below this one, I read "...what the kids are calling skin frappuchino"
  68. Profile photo of dooflotchie
    dooflotchie Female 30-39
    336 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 8:02 pm
    Whoa, hyperlink FAIL! Lemme try that again:

    Several healed scarification pieces:
    http://scarwars.net/wordpress/tag/healed/

    A full-back design from start to finish:
    http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2008/05/scarification-tattoos.html

  69. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3435 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    Well considering that most of my scars are the result of doing something stupid, this seems par for the course.
  70. Profile photo of manduduh
    manduduh Female 18-29
    66 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    those would look shweet after they healed , but imma sissy :D
  71. Profile photo of evlmnkyninja
    evlmnkyninja Female 13-17
    173 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    Another example of stupidity.
    I correct myself, not-well-thought-out choices.
    However creative or unique it may be, it`s still really unreasonable to purposely give yourself a scar that may or may not heal correctly or even be visible at the end of the healing process.
    Bleh. To each his own.
  72. Profile photo of Aloriwin
    Aloriwin Female 18-29
    84 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    So, for all the nerd points, what chemical is cut into that guys skin in the eighth photo?
  73. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
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    January 15, 2010 at 10:32 pm
    AW to the max!
  74. Profile photo of SoundlesHero
    SoundlesHero Male 18-29
    62 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 10:39 pm
    The chemical structure is that of Dimethyltryptamine.

    I looked it up and it appears to be a naturally-occurring psychedelic in plants and trace amounts in humans.

    Helpful hints: Each corner of the diagram is a C atom. When you have 6 C atoms forming a hexagon which then has 3 single lines on the inside between two C atoms, you have an H atom for every C atom. So all you do is count them up: C12H16N2. Easy peasy.

  75. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 11:50 pm
    Theres got to be a reason you hardly ever see the "after" pictures. I bet the scars mess up the pattern more often than not.
  76. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 3:21 am
    tattoos hurt for sure, but that poo just looks PAINFUL ughhhhhh
  77. Profile photo of Farsidedown
    Farsidedown Male 18-29
    421 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 4:13 am
    self mutilation at it`s potentially most pointless...you can get tattoos in red or white ink, and they`ll end up looking a lot better. I noticed in a lot of the "healed" pics, there were a ton of uneven bumps or just what was left imitated a really bad sunburn. Plus, I`m guessing the risk of infection for this is just absurdly high.
  78. Profile photo of airsofter1
    airsofter1 Male 18-29
    1090 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 7:05 am
    blue tit?
  79. Profile photo of Vindictive
    Vindictive Female 18-29
    1077 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 8:08 am
    ...i saw boob. what was the article about again?
  80. Profile photo of MetalLinx
    MetalLinx Female 13-17
    257 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 8:14 am
    i bet eventually they heal and disapear
  81. Profile photo of Paul1582
    Paul1582 Male 13-17
    670 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 9:44 am
    That pink skin flower made me gag. It looks cool until you realize what it is.
  82. Profile photo of OmgZelda
    OmgZelda Female 18-29
    1593 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 11:29 am
    Scarification is not cool. :|
  83. Profile photo of Crazysuni
    Crazysuni Male 30-39
    16 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    That coyote has to much skin coverage imo bad infection risk and the scar wont turn out even it will be all lumpy.
  84. Profile photo of Max_Normal
    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    Nice designs, but they could have been done as tattoos. Lets face it, scarification really is for fu ckwits. It`s not as nice looking as a tattoo, it`s just about the fact that people want you to know they endured the scarification process, and they are generally therefore sad little attention seekers.
  85. Profile photo of CitrusCider
    CitrusCider Female 13-17
    372 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    Some of these were really really nice, but the idea of that it`s skin being burned off is what makes me cringe.
  86. Profile photo of DRxSATANx
    DRxSATANx Male 18-29
    321 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    my friend did this. She cut the pentigram, and the crossed out music symbol on her hips. she will forever be more brutal than anyone haha
  87. Profile photo of kitwatson
    kitwatson Female 13-17
    364 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 8:39 pm
    I`m torn, because a lot of these are really amazing, and they`ll look a lot better later in life (I think) but self mutilation seems a little extreme for art.
  88. Profile photo of adlinbaby
    adlinbaby Female 18-29
    404 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    Nice designs but the big lumpy skin that grows in afterwards is just ugly. I`ll stick with tattoos.
  89. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4033 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 11:15 pm
    I saw one that this lady got on her back and they showed the skin they had taken off. Eep.
    God, can you imagine trying to take a shower after getting one of those?!
  90. Profile photo of Bard
    Bard Male 18-29
    138 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 11:31 pm
    "Self-harm is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) as a symptom of borderline personality disorder and depressive disorders. Self-harm is often associated with a history of trauma and abuse including emotional abuse, sexual abuse, drug dependence, eating disorders, or mental traits such as low self-esteem or perfectionism. However, a statistical analysis is difficult as many self-harmers conceal their injuries."

    Bunch o` cutters is what they is.

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    ohserio Female 13-17
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    January 18, 2010 at 2:14 pm

  92. Profile photo of HeatherXCore
    HeatherXCore Female 18-29
    26 posts
    January 20, 2010 at 1:20 am
    They were all really pretty...but I cringed as I looked at them...I hurt O.o
  93. Profile photo of 83nu
    83nu Male 40-49
    89 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 8:10 pm
    You got that right BARD! All white people too - I`m guessing they are from USA - still the greatest country in the world for opportunity, and yet these losers are full of angst. Just kill yourselves.
  94. Profile photo of mluther
    mluther Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2010 at 9:32 am
    a few of these are not safe for work. It`s kind ofhard to think of why people would trade lot`s of pain for "beauty"
  95. Profile photo of HitlerRulz
    HitlerRulz Male 18-29
    58 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    I have a swastika on my right hand. It Rules!!
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    February 7, 2010 at 5:09 am
    i feel physically sick...

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