scarification over scars

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Tuesday October 21st, 2008 @ 10:10 AM

Filed under: Scarification

I have two fairly large scars from my mastectomy. I am wondering for a placement of scarification if it would be okay/safe to cut-out those scars (they aren’t constant and wobbly in width)? If not is it safe to cut near or around the scars to try to incorporate them into the image?

Thank you.

I would advise against cutting them out - all you will do is replace one scar with another. You didn’t state how old your scars are? This is an important factor. Scar tissue takes an average of around two years - sometimes longer - to fully mature. If your aim is for the scars to be less noticeable, first take into account what I have mentioned about maturity. Maybe have a chat with your specialist as there are medical treatments available to reduce the prominence of scars. If you are wanting a scarification piece and were wondering if they can be incorporated into the design, then that is totally doable. Like with everything - research your artist. It’s definately worth travelling.


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One Response to “scarification over scars”

  1. My artist had plenty of suggestions to “cover up” my gf’s existing scarring, in this case a 6″ scar on the stomach from a car accident - think of it like covering up a bad prison tatt or something ;) Cutting into the scars is not a good idea, but cutting near is no problem as long as they’re mature as Tiff says.

    There’s no reason you can’t have additional scarification done in the surrounding area before the medical scarring heals fully, but it’s worth waiting out the 2 years to get an idea of how your body scars/heals.

    redeye on October 21st, 2008 at 5:49 pm

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