Scarification, or in another way scarification (fromthe Latin word "scarification", which means "incision", "scratching"), is considered one of the most extreme types of body modifications. Artistic scammering is the application of decorative scars and art scars on the body in a complete form, which represent some drawing. It turns out that a kind of body painting is called a scarification of a body. Such decorations, like decorative scars and scars, are so exotic that not everyone can imagine how it is to make yourself scar, or simply a pattern of scars. And, nevertheless, some even call it art. First, as a rule, there is a suspicion that all body modifications are phenomena of the same order. But, no - for a hundred people with tattoos, you can hardly find one who made on his body and scarring - the tattoo is just a child's play compared to the idea of cutting yourself a body or face. Have already created a whole science of scarification technique: for example, the scar remains convex if you cut the skin at a certain angle, and after a burn the scar is formed with a depression. Also on the skin of the body are traces of unreal bites, these are just drawings. Scarification includes the implantation of various foreign bodies under the skin. They can be both noble metals, and pieces of plastic that will make up a pattern for beautiful scarring. Like a tattoo, an extremely large space for creative imagination can provide scarification: a photo with various drawings, which can be absolutely any, serve as proof. These drawings have only one visible difference: they make up a complex bas-relief on the skin of the body. This, in fact, is the main feature and, you can say, the beauty of scarring. As a rule, they make scarification on the back, on the hand and even on the face. More often scarring on the face is done by people who have scars of natural origin after some accident. They have a desire to somehow artificially veil them, that would turn out beautiful scarring. And it happens that on the contrary, someone specifically wants to scare themselves in the form of natural scars, that is, which in their form and form are as close to the present as possible, for example, from a knife strike. About this can not be said: this art scam - pictures of such scars can scare for real. But, as they say, everyone has a different taste.
Like piercings and tattoos, body scarringcenturies-old history, during which not only the technique of scarring was subjected to change, but also the very meaning of drawing patterns in the form of scars on the body. So in the most ancient tribes, the scarring of the body had a ritual character, and, moreover, served as a sign of difference. Thus, for example, they noted their belonging to the soldiers. You can still see a photo of scarring on the body or face, which was spread among the now existing various tribes, who have preserved their ancient culture to this day. It should be noted that the rite of scarification at the same time was born and then developed in a variety of cultures. At the same time, each of them has its own special and unique meaning. The biggest development was scarring in Australia and the African continent. Naturally, the main prerequisite for this is the fact that there is an overwhelming majority of black representatives of that population. After all, on dark skin tattoos are hardly distinguishable. It is for this reason that people made themselves on the body much more noticeable scarring. Just enough often, for example, scarring on the hand, had a ritual meaning. An ancient tribe of "crocodiles" covered their hands with incisions that mimicked the skin of a crocodile, that is, thus they paid tribute to the deity worshiped. And scarring on the wrist was practiced in all the centuries of the slave system. Then each slave was branded with a red-hot iron, showing his belonging to his master. In addition, there were many traditions that were associated with scarring on the face. For example, in the nineteenth century in Europe, among the fencing clubs, the scar on the face that was received in the duel was considered a true sign of honor. Therefore, there were those who made it to themselves to increase their authority. In different countries, scam was used to identify criminals. In such cases, a branding technique was used. The most open areas of the body were stigmatized for the subsequent identification of criminals, especially since each crime had its own specific symbol. As you can see, quite a long time in history, scarring was used only in certain circles, and this did not apply to the art of decorating the skin of the body. And only with the onset of the present time have changed the views on many things and phenomena, including the modification, or the adornment of the body. Today, scarring and tattoos are a real separate subculture, which has as many adherents as there are many opponents. At the same time artistic scars become more and more popular, both among women and men. Only it turns out that on the one hand such a modification of the body is a way of self-expression, of gaining inner freedom, and on the other hand it can also lead to the rather sad consequences of scarring.
Scarification types and methods of application
- BRANDING (Branding, Burning):
Strike Branding - skin burning. In another way, branding. It is almost always done not with the help of one cauterization, but is made up of lines that are applied separately. This method is well suited for scarring on the back. Cautery branding is scarification, for which a special form is used. Laser branding is laser branding. It is applied by a laser beam, which creates a burning effect. Cold branding is already a process, the reverse of the burning out. When a scar is formed due to contact with an object with an extremely low temperature. Most often such scarification is achieved by treating the instrument with liquid nitrogen.
- CUTTING (Cosmetic skin cutting)
Skin Removal - is the removal of the skin area. The most common method at the moment, because its use makes it possible to get the most precise contours, cut through rather small details and achieve the utmost accuracy of the lines. All this is done with a scalpel. Packing - this method is very popular today in the west, although it appeared in Africa and had only ritual character. The meaning of this method is the rubbing of any foreign matter (ash, for example) in the incision on the skin (sometimes the ashes of relatives were sometimes used on the African continent). Further, when the healing process begins, the body strives to push out the foreign matter and, as a result, the keloid is formed. Usually this is done with scarring on the wrist. In addition, sometimes a tattoo pigment is rubbed into the incision on the skin. Thus, under the human skin remains a pattern. True, it turns out ugly and very vague. This method is called Ink rubbing.
How is scarification done?
Get an approximate idea of howis done scarification, it is possible on various photos on which all the main phases of such procedure are fixed in stages. In order to become a master of scrambling of such information, naturally, it will not be enough, but those who are thinking about whether to do the procedure, you need to have at least a general idea of how to make scarification. An extremely important point in the process of scarring is anesthesia. Before making scrambling with pain medication, the master must be sure that there are no various allergic reactions and contraindications to the components that make up their composition. To select a sketch, it is recommended to view all photos and images of scarring performed in different techniques. Of course, personal interests and interests in choosing a pattern also play a significant role. Drawing a pattern is also of great importance. As a rule, scarring is not done on such dangerous parts of the body as those where there are important blood vessels, which are also located too close to the surface of the skin. This moment is another important reason to turn exclusively to professionals, and not make scarification at home, since the human body has many vital veins and arteries, the damage of which will even cause death. Of course, the cost of scarring in professional masters in salons can exceed the cost of creating tattoos. The price varies depending on the size and complexity of the picture. But even if the specified price turns out to be unsuitable, this does not mean that it is worth doing scam at home. After all, for carrying out such a procedure, knowledge in the field of medicine and surgery, sanitation and, of course, special sterile instruments are necessary. And when performing the scarring of the house, it is almost impossible to achieve the maximum provision of the required conditions, and besides, only an unprofessional master will agree to this, and at scarification at home he will not give you any guarantees. It should be noted that expensive salons with the presence of all permits, as well, unfortunately, will not always be a guarantee of a qualitatively made scarification, but nevertheless, the risk of infection in a professional salon is still much less. And from the photo of scarring, which is performed by the selected master, you can find out about the level of his professionalism and skill. There are no standard terms for healing scarring, because it depends on so many factors. The most important of these are, naturally, the surface area of the tissues that has been damaged, the way the scar is applied, and the individual capabilities of your body to heal wounds. For the entire period of healing time, it is necessary to ensure the damaged surface and the tissues adjacent to it, absolutely sterile cleanliness. The most important dangerous consequences are getting into the wound infection. That is why you need to carefully monitor the cleanliness of the wound. The consequences of scarring in themselves also include the possibility of HSP (pain traumatic shock), when the operation is performed without anesthesia, the likelihood of anaphylaxis (anaphylactic shock) during its application, and improper scarring (eg, keloid).