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    Default Scarification: My Journey.

    I was always going to get a scarification piece. I'd just never thought when or what of. A couple of days ago, Kyle (of Old Town Tattoo, Edinburgh) posted a status saying he had a design up for grabs. I was in the studio, asked to see it and LOVED it. He was all ready to go there and then but I held myself back. Given my past with self harm, this is something I needed to mentally prepare myself for.

    I got home and I really thought about. I came to the conclusion that it most definitely was not for me. It was more of a mental block. He would be using the same instruments I used to tear myself apart for 11 or 12 years. I just couldn't get my head past it. So that was that settled... I was going to pass it up.

    Then I got up this morning and was talking to Kyle on facebook. I suddenly found myself with an appointment for 2 hours later. Yep, I was going to do this! I'm not going to let my past dictate my present and future. I was doing it. Scared? I was terrified. I'm a big wimp.

    So I had a big pasta lunch and Colin and I set off. I was that eager to get there SOON that we got a taxi as waiting around on buses would give me ample time to wimp out!

    Once inside, the stencil was on etc etc. Same procedure as a tattoo! Perfect! Then the cutting began.

    For the first 30 or so minutes, it was great. A nice feeling! No pain, sting, discomfort whatsoever. Then the pain kicked in. And yes, it was sore but it was bareable. Very! I had Colin in with me and Kyle I consider a friend so it was a really great experience. Totally chilled out and good chat with good people. It was a lot of fun!

    So he cleaned it down, took a photo or 2, then packed and wrapped it. We stayed for a smoke and a chat before leaving and, once it was wrapped, it just felt like a fresh tattoo.

    Sitting on the bus home and now, sitting on the couch at home, it feels just like sitting on a fresh tattoo. Given the placement, I can't much help sitting on it!

    You're going to have to wait till Kyle uploads the photos. Those of you I have on facebook can get a sneaky peek at the 2 I just uploaded but they're really rubbish so I'm not going to put them here.

    I'll be updating this thread as much as I remember to. I plan to keep this wee spot on the interwebs to document how it heals over time with lots of photos
    32mm lobe (down from 50mm) : 10mm lobe : 8mm conch punch : 1.2mm Philtrum (down from 2mm) : 12mm oval labret (down from 18mm) : tongue split : scarification x2 : lots of ink :


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    32mm lobe (down from 50mm) : 10mm lobe : 8mm conch punch : 1.2mm Philtrum (down from 2mm) : 12mm oval labret (down from 18mm) : tongue split : scarification x2 : lots of ink :


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    Ive just seen the pictures on fb. I Love it!
    Im really tempted to get something small and simple. Il be following this to see how it heals up




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    Wow I usually cringe at the thought of scarification but that's great, hope it heals well for you and I'd love to read about it when you make future posts!
    Piercings: Tongue Piercing (1.6mm), Tragus (Left Ear - 1.2mm), Navel (1.6mm) Central Labret Pierced (1.2mm), Conch (Right ear - 1.2mm)
    Retired: Left Nostrill, Right Nostril (x2), Septum Piercing, Helix (x2), Collarbone Piercing, Tragus (Right ear), Scaffold, Eyebrow
    Tattoo's: ​Stars with swirls on left foot. Owl on right thigh (want cover up). Butterflies on wrist.








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    Can't wait to see how it goes, so rare to find a diary for scarification! It looks awesome and I am super mega jealous!
    Piercings: 6 lobes, 2 12mm stretched lobes, 4 helices, 3 tragus, daith, 2 nostril, 2.4mm VCH, 2.4mm daith
    Modifications: 5mm septum punch,
    coinslot ear cartilage removal, 5mm conch punch
    Cosmetic Modifications: Scar removal x7, semi permanent eyebrows, semi permanent eyeliner, semi permanent lipstick, lip dermal filler, botox
    Retired Piercings: 3 nipple, tongue, 4 philtrum, 4 eyebrow, 2 outer labia, VCH, 1 lobe, rook, nostril, 3 nape MDs, 2 wrist MDs, septum, 3 upper conch, conch, 5 helices
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    32mm lobe (down from 50mm) : 10mm lobe : 8mm conch punch : 1.2mm Philtrum (down from 2mm) : 12mm oval labret (down from 18mm) : tongue split : scarification x2 : lots of ink :


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    looks amazing!

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    Thanks!
    32mm lobe (down from 50mm) : 10mm lobe : 8mm conch punch : 1.2mm Philtrum (down from 2mm) : 12mm oval labret (down from 18mm) : tongue split : scarification x2 : lots of ink :


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    Just had my first bath to clean it.

    Oh. My. God. It hurt.
    32mm lobe (down from 50mm) : 10mm lobe : 8mm conch punch : 1.2mm Philtrum (down from 2mm) : 12mm oval labret (down from 18mm) : tongue split : scarification x2 : lots of ink :


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    Im hoping to get some scarification next week and this diary has filled me with confidence
    Got:
    7mm Conch Punch
    Left nostril
    Stretched lobes 25mm
    VCH
    Helix
    L&R Outer Conches
    Dermal Anchor
    Medusa
    Septum


    Retired:
    1x helix
    2 x second lobes
    Navel
    Tongue
    Frowny
    Smiley


    Want:
    conch punch

    Tattoo's x 6

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