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Old 07-14-09, 10:45 AM   #1
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Of tattoos and brands

I've been tinkering around with brandings for a while. They tend to be a little more subtle than tats. They also seem to be less mainstream than tats.

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I do not want anyone to burn me.
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The branding's not as bad as the gelding.
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Depends what you get but the scarring process may not go as plan and your piece will get ruined.
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It really, really, really stinks when you brand cows. Make sure you have good ventilation.
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Depends what you get but the scarring process may not go as plan and your piece will get ruined.
Definitely.

I scarrd an anarchy "A" in my arm in my wasted punk rocker kid yoof and now
that Im a bitter old man with stuff hanging and morphing weirdly, the scarttoo
looks like I lost a fight with a rabid badger. A constant source of embarrassment,
I need to make sure all of my wardrobe stuff cover it up all the time.
The Burnttoo wouldnt be any different.
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Just put a subtle message on some clothing so that when the facts and/or your tastes eventually stop being represented by a body inking/scarring/mutilation it is much easier to amend the message for your adoring fans.



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If it's a simple design, find a good artist and go for it. You can find a ton more info at www.bmezine.com (NSFW).
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I would not do either of these things to my body. My fiancee is planning the half mdot tatoo for her foot once she does a half IM, and fill it in when she finishes a full.
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Oh yeah, I've been perusing their stuff for years, now.
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It really, really, really stinks when you brand cows. Make sure you have good ventilation.
It stinks even worse when you burn people. I spent some time working in a cardiothoracic O.R., and the docs use an electrocauterization pen to sizzle shut all the little bleeder capillaries in the skin and fat when they open up somebody's chest. I will never forget that smell.
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Word has it that rubber-band neutering is going to be the next big trend.
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Old 07-14-09, 11:58 AM   #13
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It stinks even worse when you burn people. I spent some time working in a cardiothoracic O.R., and the docs use an electrocauterization pen to sizzle shut all the little bleeder capillaries in the skin and fat when they open up somebody's chest. I will never forget that smell.
Hey - now that you mention it - I know that too.

I had a mole removed & it wouldn't stop bleeding so she did the electrocauterization. It didn't hurt, but kinda grossed me out that I could smell the burning & see the smoke....
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i can't contain myself any longer. What the hell are you thinking of??? Is today "international dumbass day?"
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i can't contain myself any longer. What the hell are you thinking of??? Is today "international dumbass day?"
Yeah, you didn't get the memo?

It's just something a little different. Just as permanent as a tat but different than one.

I'll take a pic of my experiments, just for you.
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Hey - now that you mention it - I know that too.

I had a mole removed & it wouldn't stop bleeding so she did the electrocauterization. It didn't hurt, but kinda grossed me out that I could smell the burning & see the smoke....
be thankful they did that instead of silver nitrate...mother of everything unholy! that hurts like you can't begin to fathom.
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Yeah, you didn't get the memo?

It's just something a little different. Just as permanent as a tat but different than one.

I'll take a pic of my experiments, just for you.
i'm feeling a bit queezy.
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be thankful they did that instead of silver nitrate...mother of everything unholy! that hurts like you can't begin to fathom.
I was already frozen - so I'm not sure I'd notice. It was quick & it worked - I likes my blood in me...
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something a little different.
Tattoo your tongue, pierce the small of your back.
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I got a circle brand on my upper arm when I was 17 or so. 41 now, and still love it. Better than my tattoo. Sometimes I think of getting another on my other arm. Celtic cross, or something along those lines. It is very subtle.
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Scars from actual living are so much cooler than any of this premeditated dermal modification.
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Scars from actual living are so much cooler than any of this premeditated dermal modification.
Oh yeah, I have plenty of those.
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Per Techknow's request:

Probably this.
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Scars from actual living are so much cooler than any of this premeditated dermal modification.
The front edges of my shins are serrated from years of skateboarding. Knees are covered with scar tissue. It's just so dang hard to get scarred up on the upper arms!
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