If you’re searching for the latest trendy means of destroying your future employment chances by undergoing a dangerous, painful and relatively expensive procedure, we’ve found just the thing – it’s called “scarification.” And although having it performed on your own body might serve to impress some of your friends, it’s likely to give your poor mother a heart attack.
The Sun, everyone’s favorite online British tabloid, has published some rather gruesome photo examples of the new craze, which “involves removing a layer of skin and flesh with a scalpel in the shape of your desired design – and then filling the design in with ink.”
If it sounds extreme, well, it is…
The photos are fairly shocking, especially the ones of people who have had it done to their faces. Yes, it seems that a few truly adventurous fashion slaves have actually paid someone to carve strips of skin out of their faces.
One of the leading proponents of the trend is Yann Brenyak, a Londoner who prefers to classify each of his works as a “graphic skin portrait.”
“People go through much more pain by going to the gym every day trying to be a mass of muscle,” Brenyak said, “and to many, covering your body with ink or scars can be more helpful or beneficial when it comes to making people feel good in the skin they were born in.”
I guess as long as they can also “feel good” being unemployable and stared at as freaks, why the heck not?