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Topic Title: Scars as "Art"
Created On: 11/03/2010 09:53 AM
 10/31/2013 05:57 PM

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<p>After finding this thread, I looked this up further. Look at this video. Some of them I don't know what people were thinking, but a lot of them are really very cool:</p>
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 10/25/2013 03:53 PM

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Well, I agree with most of what you said. I would not declare I think art scars are gorgeous, but I would say some of them are attractive.

Nonetheless, as you point out, skin quality changes as we age. So, with each passing year, art scars will become slightly less taut. Multiple one year times twenty, and something attractive undeniably becomes unattractive. Still, this wil happen with tattoos, as well. In my mind, there is little difference.

My opinion? Do not impulsively get an art scar (or tattoo), but if you have carefully thought through the positives and negatives and still want one, then go for it.
 10/21/2013 03:11 PM

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I have to say I absolutely love those aesthetic scars. They're freakin gorgeous. Though I do wonder what they look like a year later, ten years later, forty years later. And there's pretty much the guarantee that no matter how beautiful it is, a good percentage of the people who see it will judge you for having purposefully injured yourself as an art statement (though let's be honest; that's what tattoos are too).
 10/17/2013 01:01 PM

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Goodness, I doubt I could ever be a fan of "scars as art," not to say I believe I can dictate what other individuals do.

My concern? Some young people might think this is fashionable now and get it done, but their perception of fashion will likely change as they grow older.

Then, what will they be left with? Sagging art scars. And, I doubt sagging art scars will look attractive.

Any other thoughts? Does someone have an art scar? Do you like it?
 11/28/2011 03:01 PM

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Wow, scars as art? I must admit, that type of art is probably not for me. Maybe it's because I have a few scars and could never imagine purposely inflicting that type of mark on my body. [br][br]Having said that, perhaps I would consider beautifying one of my existing scars? Two are straight and relatively long. Hmm, perhaps a beanstalk leading to Heaven? Maybe a decorative walking stick? Even so, I hate needles (I don't even have pierced ears!), so I doubt it will happen.
 02/04/2011 02:04 PM

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Autumn: That's true. There was an article about that on Body1 not long ago. [url=/News/Aesthetic_Scars_A_Controversial_Practice][br][/url][br]I could never get a scarification/aesthetic scar myself. Heck, I could never even get a tattoo. But I do think that some of these aesthetic scars are beautiful. Look at these ones:[br][br][img=100x180][/img] [img=100x150][/img] [img=220x150][/img][br][br]
 01/18/2011 05:43 PM

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In some areas, scar art is the new tattoo. There are some people who prefer scar art rather than getting inked on their skins. I guess it's a revolutionary way of expressing body art. In the past, native tribes from different parts of the world have already used the scarring technique to express body art. One of the tribes that use the scarification technique to modify their skins is the Mursi people from the fields of Ethiopia.
 12/16/2010 10:32 AM

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[img=380x284][/img][br][br]Sometimes I feel this kind of scar art is also a pursuit of extreme, losing its taste to express positive.
 11/29/2010 04:15 PM

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I like the idea, I just don't particularly like the art. I think he cared more about making a statement then actually making something beautiful, which I think he could have done and perhaps strengthened his statment. [br][br]For example, instead of just painting a broad stripe over the scar on someone's back, why not carefully paint just the scar, then paint intricate designs coming off of it?[br][br][img=126x183][/img]
 11/03/2010 09:53 AM

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An art exhibit called "Scarred for Life" has just opened at UCLA's Medical School. Produced by artist Ted Meyer, each piece includes a picture of someone with colorful paint over their scar, a print of that scar, and the story about how they got it. According to LuAnn Wilkerson, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education at UCLA, the exhibits help train med students in "care, professionalism and ethics". [br][br]There are some vivid scars- an arm amputee, a woman who looks like an athletic model with a 2 foot scar down her back, etc. [url=]Check out the pictures and the full story here. [/url] It kind of reminds me of a picture I saw once of a model (forget her name) who posed topless after a double mastectomy (breast removal to treat cancer) - hard to look at, but also a kind of triumphant ode to the human spirit- "scarred, but not broken".[br][br][br][br][br]

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