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Quote obscene_x Replybullet Topic: Nervous, questions about scarification.
    Posted: May/18/2014 at 4:46pm
I wanna get a scarification piece done. I haven't finalized it yet- haven't decided exactly on the design nor the location. I'm not nervous about the pain. I'm more anxious about what the artist would think. It's not fair to the individual artist, whoever she or he will be, to assume the worst.

Having self-inflicted scars is what makes me nervous about getting tattoos or scarification done. I'm afraid of people jumping to the conclusion that I'm getting it done to cope (a lot of people I know don't understand self harm, or how scarification is cosmetic and a way of artistically expressing oneself). And I'm wondering if any scars that are still slightly raised would impact and intercept the design? I can attach pictures if it helps explain this all better.

Since I'm in recovery and not actively injuring myself, it would be nice to have tattoos and scarification done. I think it looks lovely and it definitely looks better than the lines on my arm.
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Quote evalution Replybullet Posted: May/18/2014 at 6:23pm
It may impact the design, and it would be best to speak with the artist you choose about the chance of that happening. I have quite a few scarification pieces, and I have scars from SI that I would eventually like to cover. I plan on discussing the location, showing it to the artist, and talking about options before getting the work done. I also expect that to be a more emotional piece to handle during the process as it will be a different level of emotional healing for me from my other pieces. For me, I think I have a pretty comfortable relationship with the artist who has done the majority of my scar work, and I feel safe talking to him about the fact that I would like to cover up those scars. I don' think this is terribly uncommon, honestly.
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