Would you purposefully burn or cut your skin to create “body art” out of the scar your self-mutilation leaves behind after your body heals? This process of “scarification” is gaining momentum on college campuses and we are left to wonder why. Do you find the scarred design on the breasts below appealing or appalling? WARNING: The third image in this article is brutal, bloody, and not safe for upset stomachs. Continue reading at your own risk.
Where is the aesthetic beauty of “branding” someone else’s palm print on your back with a red-hot poker?
How is this sort of torture artful and precious and respectful of the body in situ?
The cutting process is certainly a surgical procedure.
There will be blood.
Are we crying out for help as a culture when scarification becomes the latest bodily fad of the day?
Or must we expect a devolving evolution when it comes to protecting the body from harm when the mind is wild and every whim and disinhibition are honored as sacred and sanctified?