|Scar Tattoos?Page 2 of 3 (1, 2, 3)|
|Thanks for the info, I'm a bit surprised about the third degree burn detail. I was thinking it'd be a second degree at worse.|
Posted: 6/25/2012 8:41:45 PM
|I find tattoos to be very sexy. I am on a tattoo site I will let you know the site, it has galleries of everything you could ask for.|
Posted: 6/25/2012 10:26:05 PM
|in general- generalizations are generally wrong.|
that said: things i have found
sharp blades... glass and razors, leave very fine lines.
mildly sharp(pocket knives).... thicker lines more ragged edges
burns... bulbous and non descript edges
natural materials like stone... leave natural looking marks- if such a thing is possible
i am not an expert-lol
but i have a few scars...
personally- i like tears. rends.
some will no doubt go off on how sick this is... but it's not like i ever went out to get torn up...lol ok maybe
i just like the way they look after the fact. more so than a stitched cut or gsw.
i will say that i tend to get my scars the old fashioned way... work and play.
this is such an interesting topic. thanx op.
and thanx for all the chimes in between here. if nothing else, it shows something a bit deeper about the person behind the pics. skin deep has a different meaning for each
the coloring will differ.... burns tend to stay rosey on me, whereas cuts are light. again tho these are individual even on myself.
the spots you chose will be sensative. bet. great weight in that alone.
consider the trunk a burn and the branching tapering finer? just a thought.... or different pigments rubbed in.
Posted: 6/26/2012 1:38:25 PM
|lmao ~damn this is like so fkered up tattoos have been around since man has walked the face of the earth for many different reason such as from marking what klan/tribe to beauty marks but for a lot of us its a personal pride|
a sign of our lifes travled paths 2 or a dozen people can have the same tatto but it can have many different meansing to each their own if you have ink stand tall be proud f.t.w. 1% rock on
Posted: 6/27/2012 5:21:51 PM
I've always preferred "natural" things so I've been considering getting scar tattoos instead.
I'm not sure how "natural" it is to plan to go to someplace to purposely have it done. I have a few a little more on the natural side...nothing fancy, just some random, mostly straight lines here and there.
go break your arm or start picking fights with bouncers... scars are tattoos with better stories. maybe you're just looking to break out of a mold or spice your life up in a way. try some fights or get on a cycle first. those will likely lead to marks you'll have a memory that goes with. i'm not joking in the slightest. maybe it's your activities that need modification not your skin.
Stories and memories? Of getting beaten up with the goal of acquiring a scar? Or of getting arrested and spending a night in jail?
Posted: 6/29/2012 7:25:56 AM
But if the O.P. wants to scar up his body, he is clearly narrowing his dating pool. And following the above poster, I have studied Chinese Medicine and he is correct, anytime you cut into the body the meridians and life flow are weakened. For that very reason an educated woman may pass him by.
So, having had surgery my meridians and life flow are weakened, this reduces my dating pool and an educated man would pass me by?
Golly, I wish I was educated as you, lotus, then I could be as equally as prejudiced.
Posted: 6/29/2012 3:50:50 PM
|If you want natural looking you could get a UV tattoo and it only shows under a UV/black light. If it scars or not depends on how you've looked after it, where it is on your body, if the needle is too deep and each person heals different. I have my knuckles done in UV ink but the problem with knuckles is they fade quite alot. If you look close at my knuckles you can barely see the scar saying "F**k pain"|
Stay clear of glow in the dark ink because it contains chemicals that can cause health issues.
One bad point about scarification is if you have lots of detail because when it heals you may lose some of the detail but it also depends on the method used. I don't know much about scarification but if you want to get it don't listen to what people say and get it done. Just make sure when you find a place that does it be sure to research them. Just like tattoos, they're for life.
Posted: 6/29/2012 4:13:20 PM
It is a win win.
"Chicks dig scars. And the United States of America has the best doctor-to-daredevil ratio in the world!"
Captain Lance Murdoch
Posted: 6/29/2012 8:14:36 PM
|To add my own 2 cents...I don't like tattoos, branding , raised bumps, etc. I can handle one or two tattoos in not always seen places otherwise it's a complete turn-off.|
You like a certain saying or mark, get a T-shirt or piece of jewerly made to represent it. Why permanently disfigure yourself?
No offense to anyone, just my opinion.
Posted: 6/30/2012 10:44:04 AM
|try googling 'scarification'or 'cicatrization' .....and maybe check out your local tattoo shops or body mod shops.....|
I think the end results look very interesting when they are healed,but .......kinda crazy scarey while being done and healing.....
good luck on your quest of experiences
Posted: 6/30/2012 11:30:34 AM
|I have friends who have scarification and who have branding. Personally I like them, but I have piercings and one tattoo for right now. Its not for everyone but you don't want to be bothered with females who don't understand your mindset. I find body art beautiful, and it expresses people's stories, passion and inner most feelings. I understand its not for everyone , but I think people should keep their opinions to themselves when they do come across people who are mod'd out. I have friends who do it in Houston professionally, if you're serious I can ask my friends for great references in your area.|
Posted: 6/30/2012 12:16:35 PM
Yes, if you could ask I'd really appreciate it. With something permanent like this I like to do as much research as I can. I checked the websites that were mentioned here and I had one question still. Is the of a type of scar dependent on the method/depth of branding or is it based on the healing process? What I mean is I'm not interested in a "raised scar." I only care about the coloration, I'd actually prefer it if it was flat. My main concern is that the recovery time of a third degree seems long (6-12) months, and I don't want to go that long without working out. If getting a "flat" scar reduces that recovery time then I could do it over the winter and hopefully be up and active by Spring.
Posted: 6/30/2012 2:17:08 PM
|Well It depends on the person but I've seen people get scarification and healed up with in a couple of months time or so. The ones I've seen done were more imprinted like edged out than raised, if you live in texas I can point you to professionals to do it for you or if you live in another state I can ask them if they know anyone in your area who is skilled at doing it.|
Posted: 6/30/2012 7:54:40 PM
|To offer a different opinion from a couple of early ones in this thread - I adore tattoos on a man....they melt me, devastate me, I just crumble inside all velvety.....I can't get enough of them. To me it's masculine, daring, so beautiful....almost like when I'm there looking at them and touching them, I see something very intimate and personal on his outside that he's sharing with me. I love them and I'm sure a lot of women share this view on them.|
Aww Bladesmith, I'd beat down your door :)
Posted: 7/1/2012 9:34:51 AM
Have you given BME Magazine a try? Their website is chock full of information, articles, galleries, and resources on just about every type of body modification you can think of, mild to extreme. If you need more help beyond what's there (and there's a lot), you could submit a question to ASK BME, as well.
Outside of that, there's also the Official Body Modification Organization to check into. They seem to have an active forum on their website, as well.
Posted: 7/2/2012 1:05:59 AM
I branded myself when I was 20. I used a blow torch and a metal object that was the design I wanted. It took about 2 months to fully heal and looked great for maybe 4-5 years. Then it began to lose definition. Crisp lines softened. By 30 it was a blob. Now I am 37 and all that is left is a slight gloss in the skin in that area. You have to look for it and it is still hard to find where it was, and looks nothing like it did.
Scarring is very unpredictable. I have a bunch of scars from injuries. Example, I have some scars on my ankles from having screws and hooks installed to fix breaks that occurred at the same time. Some of the incisions are very light and hard to see. Some are pink and stand out. Same area, same surgeon, same scalpel, they just decided to heal differently. So while you may attempt to plan this stuff out, the long term results will be unpredictable.
Also figure out of you are the type that "overscars". Some people tend to scar thick no matter what the injury style is. If your scars tend to be thick, there wont be much you can do about it.
Posted: 7/2/2012 5:52:36 AM
|How intricate was your scar? The one that I was go hoping to brand is essentially a six pointed star with each section separate from each other. Also, would you say your body type changed in the area that you received it? I was kinda expecting the scar to change if this were the case. (I.E. if a stomach was flat when it was branded and later it became round).|
Thanks Extollere, I'll be sure to check out those sources.
Posted: 7/2/2012 11:12:55 PM
|I did it on my arm by my bicep. My weight hasn't changed much at all in the years since, and not at all in my arms. |
I will not disclose what it was exactly. But I will say it was mainly straight lines.
Posted: 7/3/2012 12:45:36 AM
|My doggy does great work too, want me to set things up? Those leash burn scars are top of the line precision work...............gotta say the one job he did were he left two pink lines running parallel at the same time was quite ingenious!|
Posted: 7/26/2012 11:02:46 PM
|Op it you really want scars try your hand and naked street luge or Ferret legging now that's and easy way to get some natural looking scars.|
Posted: 10/9/2012 8:03:38 PM
|I have never heard of scar tattoos. In general, though, i find tattoos VERY sexy. Just no "tramp stamps," please.|
Posted: 10/11/2012 9:21:29 AM
Most women I know do not consider tattoos sexy or attractive. LOL Lotustemple, most women you know are probably middle age or older. The OP is 24. All the women I know in his age range think tatoos are sexy, cool, etc. Most have one themselves. You're funny lt.
Posted: 10/11/2012 5:19:45 PM
|The problem with thinking postiviely or negatively about tattooes is that people overlook the fact that it is just another fashion item. Some find it fashionable and others do not and like all fashion items it is bound to go out of style - too bad tattooes aren't something you can just drop off at the Sally Anne or throw in the trash when you get tired of it.|
Posted: 10/21/2012 9:48:56 PM
|Shrug, they're in areas that aren't visible unless I go swimming or something so it's not a fashion interest. In any case, the recovery period's a lot longer than I'm willing to deal with as far as scars go and I don't really want to go inactive for that long.|
In relation to that, I'll probably check out the resources recommended above later but I had a quick question regarding "distortion." Namely, I know a tattoo can become distorted if the body frame changes (say a large weight increase). Does anyone know of the effects the other way? I'm at an average weight but I don't see myself going down much more (maybe a couple pounds), but I do think I can tone myself a bit more.
If I do decide to get scarification, should I wait until I'm at the body frame I "intend" to stay at?