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Here is some scar work on a young, Native American girl. In her Blackfoot tribe it is customary to have a line scarred around their arm for each year they’re alive. It is known as Ponn Miistis, which literally translates to “the rings of a tree”. When they run out of room on one arm they move to the other, then the legs, but apparently their average life expectancy is only 43."

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Scarification is a permanent form of adornment which has been practised throughout history. Evidence from Saharan rock paintings suggest it’s use in 8000 – 5000 BC. By cutting the skin and manipulating the healing process or by branding, intricate designs can be created. Scarification in an indigenous context is mostly practised in Africa and Australia.

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namesofthedead: Beginning something interesting - pattern and dotwork around healed scarification by @christianepinpoint #lucky7oslo

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tattoo and scarification, as much as I disagree with scarification, anyone who gets it done has balls of steel. props to people who can handle that kind of pain and upkeep..

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Gr∑∑k Letter Scarification (Fresh & Healed). Chris Saint. Now, what if you were to mix scarification with ink and a piercing. Sounds like overkill, but I bet if done the right shapes and color could be cool.

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http://eye-of--the-storm.tumblr.com/ My friend Ian had this done last month and I’m still in love with it. It says “Touch me” in braille Scarification done at Holy Mackerel in Saint Paul

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Freshly Carved 'Scarification'. Unlike a Tattoo Scarification Is Carving Out Your Flesh. With scarification, cuts between ¼” and ¾” are used to create scar tissue and imprint images upon the skin.

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