Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Weird Skin Burning Tattoos





































These Tattoos are definately not for the weak hearted people..name says it all.
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92 comments :

Jordan G said...

Most of those pics are of scarification, not tattoos. Similar, but scarification is waaaay more creepy. I've got tattoos, I don't think I could stomach that.

Zhen said...

My dad has tattoos and they're pretty cool but those are just nasty... it might look cool not in the face of the camera but I would never do one of those...

Joe said...

Isn't this called "branding"? Like Jordan, I've got tattoos but don't think I could go for a brand, though I have thought about it, briefly.

Unknown said...

I think it requires real guts to go for such unconventional tattoos and hats off to the guys who have really done it.

Unknown said...

I think it requires real guts to go for such unconventional tattoos and hats off to these guys who have gone for it.

Unknown said...

disqusting! you should to try medicate your heads!!!

Unknown said...

Getting this stuff done is the ultimate in spectator sports. "Look at what I watched someone else do to me!" Sort of like claiming you are a musician because you play recordings.

Dinkyferret said...

Wow there are some really nice pieces, i think tattoes, scarification and branding, when done properly, can be beautiful. I think body art in general is really misunderstood as some of the previous posts have proved.

sonny said...

the one where the guy is holding a child, and the child has the same scars, is just sick. not only is it sick, in this country it's against the law. what a bunch o moronic freaks.

Unknown said...

I think the little girl's forehead color is painted on, not scarred on. The color isn't right, and most artists will not do that to a child so young... The legal and ethical standards are too high... I hope.

Unknown said...

This is not tattooing. These people just think it is 'cool' to show off a freaking scar with a shape.
A tattoo is art -most of the time-.
They can even be sexy. Scarring for-the-heck-of-it is "self-mutilation while being proud of it". Sickening.

mothpete said...

holy freaking crap! I think it's amazing people can go through that much suffering to have an icon on their bods. Their life their body... mad buggers, but good on em

Randy Minnick said...

I think "weird" doesn't even begin to cover this phenomenon. This is "way out there". These poor folks are crying out for help.

buddakatt said...

wow, i've got a few peircings and 10 tattoos but i could never sit through one of these. although i must say it doesn't look so bad when it's healed.
don't agree with the kid though,i'm really thinking it's got to be fake.

Frida said...

I wouldn't be surprised if some of these people were just naturally impervious to pain. I have a brother who used to just laugh when he got spanked, and I've heard of more extreme cases than that. Some people just don't feel pain much.

And then I wouldn't be surprised if some of them are just nuts [or addicted to the endorphin rush that follows pain]. But I doubt all them are, or that they all do it for the same reason.

susanfromtally said...

Whatever people want to do to their OWN bodies is their own business. I personally would never do this, but if they want to, more power to them.

HOWEVER, I absolutely do not agree with tattooing, scarring, or branding small children, especially on the FACE!! As far as I'm concerned, that is child abuse. The marks don't look painted on to me, they look real, and that poor girl is stuck with her father's idea of beauty for the rest of her life.

Anonymous said...

How sad.

Scaredy Fish said...

The purple design on the daughters forehead is NOT a tattoo and is NOT any form of scarification, branding or cutting. It is a stencil used in the body modification industry. I am a professional tattoo artist and we use this everyday. It is called Thermofax paper, very similar to the Mimeograph paper used to make copies in the 50's or carbon copy paper. I would dare say that they put the stencil on her when they put his on. When applied to the skin they leave a purple TEMPORARY ink behind which lasts a few hours to a few days, far less than the temporary tattoos that most people are used to.

Robby said...

most of these pics are scarifikation or brandings. And I would say this much more painfull as a tattoo.

Unknown said...

Some are nice, some look painfull.

Well, as someone said, they do whatever they want with their bodies, let's just say... well they could do something else! :p

Imo if it was art only they could do the exact same thing with less pain and less permanent marks. It's more about: "look at me, I'm able to handle this, now I want friends"...

Skydiver said...

I've done and will do some crazy stuff, I even have several tattoo's myself; one covers most of my back...but this is just plain ugly. Tat's are supposed to be art not bloated scars. Although I noticed a guy on there had light scarification that looked cool, hardly even noticeable until you look close up.

froglady said...

To each his or her own. This is not something I would even think of doing. Some of them were pretty deep.I could almost smell the future infection. Yuck!!! No thanks I will stick to my peircings and tattoos.

Unknown said...

The kid with the purple lines.....that is facepaint or something of that nature. If you cant see that, YOU are the fool. Either that, or you need to get your eyes checked.

sgb said...

My body is a temple that I would not desecrate in this manner. But it's entertaining to view what other people do to themselves.

Unknown said...

I had never seen scarification like these photo's before, just branding, so it was really interesting to see the outcome of such a commitment. I always envy people who know what they want and go get it, so all of the artwork is amazing to see simply because you know it makes the bearer happy or nostalgic over memories past/present.

andrew said...

I like the one of the guy with the 'watermark' style one. It's not gory or obvious.

I think the 'scaring' 'tatoos' are sick, though. When you are 70yrs old and in aquatic-arobics with the rest of the 'old folks', those scar-tattoos aren't going to be real cool.

Interesting to see what others are up to, though.

Anonymous said...

Nice tattoos !!! Do you think they'd dare to post them on toovote.com ???
Regards

Anonymous said...

Scarification is an art as well as tattooing. Though it is a little deeper into bodymods then some are willing to go. It's not self mutilation, it's fired with the same artistic intentions.

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Anonymous said...

absolutly fantastic designs, i myself am not into scarification, yet i am covered haed to toe in ink. each to their own as the saying goes, fair play to all who go through the pain thresh hold to achieve their desires. dave t

Anonymous said...

i wld so get one of these..they are so cool..they pain goes away after awhile..just like a tattoo

Anonymous said...

dude i think some of these are nice and really a piece of art... some are retarded though. I really feel some of these burnings and scarification are really cool. It is art and when done right has amazing results. Some of the posts here are complete bullshit from very ignorant people

Anonymous said...

ALL OF THESE ARE NOT BRANDING. MANY ARE SCARIFICATION... THEY ARE CUT INTO YOUR SKIN. THERE IS A COOL DOCUMENTARY ON YOUTUBE FROM THE PHOTO OF THE ASIAN GUY WITH HIS ENTIRE CHEST AND STOMACH... IT WAS A HERITAGE THING. SCARIFICATION TURNS OUT BETTER THAN BRANDING FROM WHAT I'VE SEEN...

Anonymous said...

well i wouldn't never do that they use a small plyer and a litle knife and with the plyer hold ur skin and slice it with the knife.i consider this as mutilation XD i got shocked when i saw it

Anonymous said...

Guys guys guys....all these bollocks about the little girl, makes me laugh.....obviously it's paint....it's so damn obvious that even a blind would laugh about it....feckin' comments about not'n....plonkers.

Anonymous said...

jeez..what is going on with humanity?!I thought circumcision was a scare..now this!Do these folks realy want to say they dont need that skin!!Wat a pity...an ugly one too.I call this 100% DEVILISH.Has any of these guys ever heard of a loving God?..this is pure hell guys..dnt even think abt it as an option..u are more precious than art defines u..u are a HUMAN BEING.

Unknown said...

This seems like it would be illegal...

Anonymous said...

am i the only one that noticed the further down picture of a guy/girl who has marbles inbedded within the skin? i know few friends who have done that.

Anonymous said...

THAT IS JUST WRONG WHAT IS WRONG WJTH THESE PEOPLE? IMAGINE WHAT IT'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE WHEN THEY ARE OLD GROSS

Anonymous said...

Scarification is not a body art.
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Anonymous said...

I think it is very interesting to show what lengths people will go to in decorating their bodies.

Anonymous said...

I think this is an interesting form of new art.. AND yes I said ART!
You can't dislike something just because you wouldn't do it yourself! That is so Judgemental..
Body art has been practiced for a very long time, once people started walking around with piercings and tattoo's that was frowned upon because it wasn't that common. But, nowadays you see every second person with a piercing or tattoo. Isn't that self mutilation?!?! I'm not against self expression, if someone wants to hang themselves from hooks or transplant horns into their head then fine!! People have been finding new ways since the beginning of time to shock others.
What is the difference between breast implants/nose jobs/ piercings/ tattoos? Aren't they all self mutilation?
I find the judgement harsh and narrow-minded.

Anonymous said...

Those cats are gnarly, If they upset you with their body art they probably achieved a part of what they were trying to accomplish. If you think that little girl actually had those scars you are a dumb f*ck and would be better off getting help than the people with scarification who you say need it, kooks. To all you guys with scars, that shit is crazy! Keep thinking outside the box and making the squares of the world do their job in life of being concerned with people who aren't like them. You win.

Anonymous said...

Hmm ive kindof done one of those.. was bored one day a year ago.. a tad drunk.. got a protractor and etched a celtic cross into my leg. didnt go deep enough for a serious scar, but you could see it for a few months. cant even see it these days. my mate did one aswell.. she went deeper so still very visible. Im thinking of getting one properly done.. i dont reckon its that bad, though wouldnt get a big one.

Anonymous said...

Thats really disgusting..when u get old those will prolly look like shit..i dont no y anybody would want to peel there skin off there body just to look like an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Some of these are absolutely amazing, some of them not. The one with the swirl in the back of the neck is savage to say the least, I wish there was a picture of it after healing.

S.x

Anonymous said...

Updated April 18 2008l2behuman and wake up. this is just very retarded to do IMO and personally wouldn't have it done myself. if ne1 asked me "should i get that done?" i would replie "r u f'ing stupid?"...but yea, like what susanfromtally said "Whatever people want to do to their OWN bodies is their own business." and i agree with that but all i'm saying is that this is not normal behavior.

Anonymous said...

i got two words branded *burnt* on both arms (one on each) and to tell you the truth it didnt and/or doesnt hurt it only felt like an elastic snapping for half a second then no more pain it coterizes the nerves so no more pain haha and i also have a tattoo that is on the inside of my lip ;p

Anonymous said...

i think that everyone has there own way of showing who they are and screw all the ppl to past judgment bc u never know what judgment is being past on u! i think that they have guts to do what they have done and has opened my eyes to new art and another way of showing my personality

Anonymous said...

i do this shit for fun and not even designs you only live once you have to do everything once or you have no idea what its like

Anonymous said...

Two words, FUCKED UP

Anonymous said...

Good Job! :)

Anonymous said...

These aren't tattoos, this is branding/scarification. Some of it is done with hot metal, some by cutting. And it's SICK. I love tattoos. I HAVE tattoos. But these are ugly and disgusting. There's something seriously wrong with these people's heads. No sane human being does something like that to themselves.

Anonymous said...

DAMN...sum of this shit iz like wat the fuck...cuz ppl r cuttin off there skin...eww... but than its tight cuz ppl wuld actually do it...imma juss remain wit my tatz

Anonymous said...

the one guy said most body art is misunderstood...
most people have the same opinion as me..
they appreciate the look and the artistic pionts but couldnt take that pain

this has a very cool result
but it takes a sick person to put themselves through that
....i mean they're basically skinning themselves for the sake of art
but i love the look of the scars

(and the child doesnt have scars in the one pic....
they're purple...
i think it's marker cause his cuts were pretty fresh...
if hers was a tattoo or cut he probably got hers done at the same time or after his and it wouldn't have healed that much faster than his....)

Anonymous said...

this shit is is fing stupid i do tattoos and it is an art this is scarification by no other name it has no plce in the tattoo world and who so ever dose this shit is a fing idiot think later in life you can remove a unwanted tatt your fing stuck with this ugly fing shit for everwho ever is thinking of doing this has a bad case of dumbass syndrome and needs a psychiatric evaluation

Anonymous said...

this is soooooo ugly what kind of FREAK!!!!! would want this it is soooooo soooooo ugly im a non beliver in tattoos or buring tattoos!!

Anonymous said...

i really really dont like tattoos but i might get on of tweety bird or my volley ball team im 16 and weighs 100 pounds i live in wisconsin and i love a man how can stand up for mee call me love you all and i f any of u guys try to email me hell will rise im so good at spiking balls if u know what i mean!!!! i know this has nothing to do with tattoos or burnig tattoos well im stilll a chick so if u know what i mean

Anonymous said...

you people are fucking retards. you really have to be a fucking loser to think that dumb ass shit looks cool. if you have a brand just get a gun and shoot yourself in the face. faggots

Anonymous said...

These people are some sick bastards.

Anonymous said...

hey dude great tattoo designs

Anonymous said...

all you faggot ass bitches who look down upon this shit are ignorant and old fashioned lol think in 5 - 10 years it will be mainstream as hell so stfu and quit bitching because in the '50s tattoos in general were looked down upon and now they are not only accepted but mainstream so quit bitching and just keep your uneducated faggot ass emo ass comments to yourself

Anonymous said...

all you faggot ass bitches who look down upon this shit are ignorant and old fashioned lol think in 5 - 10 years it will be mainstream as hell so stfu and quit bitching because in the '50s tattoos in general were looked down upon and now they are not only accepted but mainstream so quit bitching and just keep your uneducated faggot ass emo ass comments to yourself

Anonymous said...

all you faggot ass bitches who look down upon this shit are ignorant and old fashioned lol think in 5 - 10 years it will be mainstream as hell so stfu and quit bitching because in the '50s tattoos in general were looked down upon and now they are not only accepted but mainstream so quit bitching and just keep your uneducated faggot ass emo ass comments to yourself

Anonymous said...

all you faggot ass bitches who look down upon this shit are ignorant and old fashioned lol think in 5 - 10 years it will be mainstream as hell so stfu and quit bitching because in the '50s tattoos in general were looked down upon and now they are not only accepted but mainstream so quit bitching and just keep your uneducated faggot ass emo ass comments to yourself

Anonymous said...

Hate it! Only I like is Tattoo!! But this... shit never like it at all... that is more like devil! Seem like to cut and burn like that, gosh... horrbile! Blah! To me stupid! I disagree!! I bet it will lead to cancer!

Anonymous said...

everything leads to cancer so go with it

Anonymous said...

The guy with the flowers on his chest, haha! So NOT manly. And he'll be stuck with that for a looong time.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! Are you people kidding me?? That little girl DOES NOT have anything more than purple MARKER on her forehead. You can clearly see the smudge marks at the top. Gotta love those drama queens!!!

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking the same thing. That guy with the flowers on his chest, is sooo... confused. Or, maybe, he reeeally likes flowers. LOL.

I only have one thing to say about all the comments. You all are right, one way or another, right? Right.

I think some of the branding was a little too deep. The girl with the swirl on her neck and the guy with the toxic symbol. Too much for me.

Apparently, the individuals who made the decision to do this thought about the reactions of others. They simply don't care. Most of the pieces are abstract to the public eye, meaning they have deep meaning to the person than just a design, ergo the scarring instead of ink. Permanence.

It makes you realize how passionate and sensitive (maybe even vulnerable in some cases) this group of people really are.

I'm amazed at how much thought it has provoked in all the commentators.

I think the scary part of this is the fact of our knowing how painful that is. This does not make them sub-human. But, maybe a form of incomprehensible transcendence. Although I'm sure there is a diagnosis out there for this type of behavior. LOL. :) The world is simply not ready, evidently...

I personally would not brand myself. I'll stick to ink, thank you. ;)

Anonymous said...

i'm all for tattoos, i mean i want to be a tattoo artist when i get older. but this is just a different type of art, not tattoos but "branding" as some would call it. i myself don't think i could put myself through that bcuz i'm a burn victim.however if mature and fully fledged adults decide to permantly mark themselves who are we to say no? it's their body not yours.

Morticia Addams said...

This is, indeed SCARification, the practice of scarring the derma permanently, like a 3rd degree burn. Some are cool to see, some are just too raw, too new to be "cool looking". I will stick to ink, sterile, minimum infection to no infection if done right and taken care of properly. However, tattoos are also WOUNDS purposefully inflicted on the body.

Not for me, thanks!! I am enjoying the site though~

Anonymous said...

OMG these are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful!!! I've had my newest done 1 1/2 years now, am not regretting it at all! My scars are all significant, but my latest is my favourite, here with me for life to remind me of all the amazing people I met

Anonymous said...

Im personally more disturbed by the passionate hatred people put across in the comments i have just read directed to others (they are people!) for what they choose to do with their own bodies then pictures of the Scarification itself.

Why these angry people with their RUDE comments think they know why people do the things they do is beyond me, as 'i' Just like 'them' am NOT a head doctor, know it alls!

Im shocked by the pics, but only bcuz its not something i see often, exactly the same reaction i had to tatts years ago...i now by the way have Tatts.

Id much rather be physically scarred than an ignorant, cripple to other peoples choices, artforms and feelings.

dead sexy said...

I have multiple tattoos and i have thought of the branding. Ive had the scaring done and it takes a certain mentality to even be able to understand what you should decorate your body with. It is alot easier to get ink and more socially acceptable. I do love all my modifications.

Anonymous said...

Wow in 20 years time there is no way any of them will regret being branded... least of all the girl who at almost 40 has 'No pain no gain' burned into her chest.

I think it is wonderful that people are so generous of themselves to entertain others with their own stupidity.

Unknown said...

As I was looking at these pics, I felt more and more sick. Sick to my stomache. Disgusting! There is nothing beautiful, sexy, or manly about it. Not even close to art. It's just plain stupid. Only God knows what people will think of next.

SpaceKase said...

I'm tired of reading comments saying that these tattoos or "brandings" are sick and disgusting. The people who have them, have reasons for getting them. Whether it's for scarification,or something meaningful to a family member. It doesn't matter. Personally, I would never do it. I wouldn't be able to go through the pain. But these are beautiful pieces. The people who are writing hate comments, are people who have nothing better to do with their time than to, obviously, hate on other people. And to those who have tattoos/scarifications, keep it up, because it's beautiful<3

Unknown said...

Some ppl stated that scarification/branding are NEW art forms - they aren't - they are TRADITIONAL. In fact scarification may be an older form of body decoration than tattoos. Check out the sculpted heads from the City of Ife, the Bétamarribé and the Maori peoples.
I wouldn't indulge primarily because it's not part of my cultural identity - but everyone has their own unique reasons for doing what they do...I don't get why ppl work themselves into a stupor in a 9-5 job either. *shrugs*

Anonymous said...

These are not beautiful or nice and not intended to be. They're intended to freak people out. It worked, big deal, damaged goods, next page.

Weird Tattoos said...

OMG!!! it's really hair raising its kind of "no gain without pain". How these guys can do such Weird, Wacky and Woeful stuff.

Anonymous said...

ok i know ya'll think its stupid or disgusting but i find it really intriguing. do any of you know how you get one? like what kind of process do you go thru to get it done? my friend says its burnings, but like do they JUST burn you or do they cut at your skin or something?

Katherine said...

Interesting. I don't think about getting one of these, I don't blame anyone who has either.
To be honest, it took me almost 5 years to be completely sure I wanted a tattoo. I probably sat for many days imagining every single daily activity being done with the tattoo on me. It was over when I realised that I had been wearing my imaginary tattoo for a while without regrets. I suppose it was a simple mental exercise. However, I'm scared to death of needles. As soon as I'm ready to face my fears, I shall get it done. ^.^
I know scarification is nothing new and nothing evil. It's still being done in different places, some very distant from eachother. It's nothing to blame though, I mean...we used to blame piercing, like some other people here previously stated, so why are some of us so sure this won't catch on? People didn't think tattoos wouldn't catch on some years ago.
I have a friend who got a horrible beating in the city, in plain daylight, because she had a piercing. She was beaten by so-called security guards. Last time I checked, she was going to the University. So what the heck was that reaction for? How do we explain violent and extreme behaviour? We don't. Ask any of those two idiots, they'll say "well...she had a piercing, we just couldn't help it". Right.
I'll tell you what, stick to simply stating you dislike it and stop debating over its origins, when you're clearly clueless and can't even tell the difference between purple paint and a scar.
I don't like or dislike it. I haven't an opinion on it. But I am aware of the fact that it's a tradition in places other than the United States and Europe. I hear it's a tradition to have your teeth sharpened in some places. So...just because they don't do it in your country (mainly because your country hasn't even been there for many years)..means it's wrong?! As long as nobody's being forced into doing it, what's the harm?!
Thank you for reading ^.^ and stay free!

Anonymous said...

This iis definitely not a tattoo this is self mutilation... ive seen people do this.. and then try to commit suicide... or this is there way of committing it.. nobody in their right mind should do this at all!!!!! They are gonna looking at their bodies in 20 hears and ask themselves "what the hell was I thinking!!??v. Or they will wonder what the tattoo even is now!!!

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Angel said...

art is in the eye of the beholder, some of these did make me cringe a little but they still took alot of work and self dedication to do. i personally think the one with the little girl is very cute just because of what it represents, a father and his child bonding! i currently have 2 tattoos and about 7more ideas for more as well as 12 piercings with more of those that i would like to get, but now i am looking in to more of this kind of stuff and getting ideas for what i would like to do to get this done on my self. thankyou for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Skin Burning Tattoos Are Very Amezing ..I Like It..

Gothguy34 said...

So many of u are dumb ass idiot u judge before u think of anything but ur self Oh and to all the geniuses how say jt think of how it will look in 20 years how well are normal tattoos gonna hold I think thes would probably hold better u dumb shits as far as little girl goes I agree wit the tattoo artist that said it was a stenciled The guy who mentioned the marbles ur right and they awesome reminds me of The Crow the 1 the the guy is electrocuted cause of dirty cops. The radioactive sign to hardcore for me. Bt no considering going for crucifixe scar instead of tattoo Brands I have seen don't seem to bad the FIREDEPARTMENT I tryin to get hired at even allows them same as tattoos To the guy who said thanks to all the idiots for amusing us I would like to thank him his idiocy did amuse me. Who ever said they won't remember wat the design even was carve something in ur self see if u ever forget y u went through the pain. And I hav carved a cross in to my skin ofer my heart but always heals to nothing :(

Unknown said...

I think the little girls scars are natural, and painted to show up for the camera. The father may be getting branded to have scars in the same place. No one is going to tattoo a child in our culture. What if he is doing this to say- you and I are the same, you never have to be embarrassed because you have those scars- because so do I.

Unknown said...

Who is to say what is "normal"? What is normal in one place is wrong in another and what is beautiful to you can be ugly yo your neighbor. It doesn't take a psychologist to know that. How about judging the persons worth on the content of their personality and character. Stop being so judgmental about people you've never met.

Anonymous said...

Touchy, touchy... as always, no two minds are the same. but for some reason, a few people want everyone to be like them... it's up to those people to look to themselves fully and decide exactly what that reason is. Is it that you care and want to "help" people or is it because deep down you think they should be "more sane and sensible" like you. they aren't bad. No one is getting hurt past their will here.
Once I was told, "if you want a thrill go skydiving" haha. So enjoying my little gift of life, and not ready to put myself in too much danger to ease her mind, I said If I decide to burn or carve a symbol of a happy memory, or a proud reminder over a hard earned victory in life, Why shouldn't I? Reply was "well you're acting nutty" I said nah mate, seems your reason is because you don't like it.
I soon disassociated with that group! If you feel bad about what people think of you, drop that baggage and find your real friends and place in life! My branded symbols are a reminder of the start of this year. (my own work, neat lettering on my feet done sober on the farm with real stock branding equipment, and I have a first aid certificate if anyone is concerned.) if you don't like someone's ways, and they're happy with what they're doing and aren't hurting someone else, don't bother helping them unless they ask. they're probably fine, and if not maybe that's just what natural selection is if I can finally relax and be blunt about it.