Saturday, October 11, 2008

Skin is gone.

Yesterday, Niki and I decided to experiment with microdermals again. We've done a few of them using different techniques, jewelry, and placements. We figured it'd be a good day for the latest edition of The Microdermal Chronicles.

While we were setting up, we decided it'd be better to do a scarification project. My original idea was a small CBR-shaped skin removal. Over the next hour, we added wings, shading, and sized it so that it would cover about half of my lower leg. I ate a sandwich, set up the video camera, and we got a-cuttin'.

The actual experience was a really positive one. My best friend showed up, we had customers who happened by and stayed to watch, and the rest of the Tiki Tattoos family were all hanging out as well.

I really like more extreme modification procedures because of the physical sensation involved. Experiences like that make me aware of my body in ways that I'm normally not. There were times when I needed a short break, but throughout the entire process I felt as though I was in a sort of meditative state. I'd definitely do it again.

Niki never fails to impress, as always. Every scarification piece she does is a hundred times better than the last one, and I can't wait to see what the next one looks like. I'm proud to wear her work!

So, enough talking. Check this shit outttt.

The design - before we started.

This shit hurt, yo.

The finished product.

I lived! Hell yeah!


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