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Healed scarification by kittyelixir Healed scarification by kittyelixir
Finally I have got some photos of these scars healed. Wiring Diagram and Endless Knot both done by the amazing Timb Wilton.
You can see how both scars healed differently. I love the way they have turned out.

If you look through my other photos you will find both of these scars freshly done.

If you have any questions, happy to try and answer them.
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Healed scarification by ~kittyelixir, as the name suggests, showcases two healed scarification tattoos, with exquisite designs brought out by the clean scars. ( Featured by Exillior )
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plasticplayhouse Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ouch!
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:iconzakail:
wow that looks good, and damn nice too. i think i might need some info on the process as i might want one myself.
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:iconkecharagrl:
I'm not really into the scarification thing, for me at least....but these are amazing. :)
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:iconkingcheet:
that is both intense and cool 
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ashleynann Oct 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's just so amazing! I fucking love it!
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:iconmex-luthor:
That is impressive!
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:iconrobertrijkers:
funny how DA has both a self mutilation ban  and a scarification section ;p

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Exillior Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Scarification is not self harm. It's a professionally done tattoo and in this sense, if you think that it corresponds in some way to self mutilation, all body modifications would instantly be the same.
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:iconrobertrijkers:
I know the process and it's culture....   and really how is it a tattoo? there is no ink involved,
 but as terminology goes I'll stick to the medical terminology of (self)mutilation and indeed cutting wounds into your skin to be healed with scartissue or poking holes into yourself from 2mm to 30cm... yea I'll consider them that as well whatever the result or intentions are.  
Don't get me wrong I'm not opposed to it and can admire bodyart (I do have tattoos as well), but I can be honest about it and call it what it is without having to go all politically correct about it in order to find some extra social acceptance  ;p
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Exillior Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A tattoo means literally a "mark". There are many kinds of tattoos and ink tattoos are one kind - scarification tattoos are another. There are also non-permanent tattoos, e.g. henna. I am sure that is not new to you. Scarifications are done for similar reasons as other kinds of tattoos.

To inject your skin with a foreign body in the hopes of forever marking it is also technically mutilation - although again we call it modification. If anything, ink tattoos are more mutilating and invasive because you're using a foreign substance.

At the end of the day, you can call it what you want, but as I pointed out, all body modifications are altering the body - and hence if you dub one "mutilation", you'll have to dub them all the same. And if we recognise ink tattoos to be a legitimate form of art, then the same goes for all tattoos.

I don't much care about political correctness nor do I have the need to seek social acceptance, since at the end of the day I do not have any body mods and never will. :) However, one does have to be clear on what one is looking at. And self harm this is not. To identify it as such is damaging to people that have/do self-harm.
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