Friday, July 30, 2010


Somebody needs to explain to me why people do this because I just don't get it. Perhaps I'm simply old fashioned.

In the world I grew up in, being skinned was something that came under the rubric of torture. Don't get me wrong, I know people have been skinned alive for a long time. I know a guy that has a drum head made of human skin - but it's not something I'd personally treasure.

The world has taken a turn for the surreal:

When a tattoo simply doesn't make enough of a statement.

(h/t WoFat)


Opus #6 said...


Euripides said...

Um. Double eeeew.

The Watcher said...

A friend of a friend of mine is into branding. He showed me one of his brands and I remarked, 'What are you, a cow or Cain?'

LL said...


Watcher, maybe there are times when being flayed alive or tattoos simply don't make enough of a statement.

The Watcher said...

Far as I'm concerned, LL, tattoos, being flayed, branding, multiple piercings, etc. all make the same statement: I have the self-esteem of a kumquat.

Bitmap said...

That's right up there with branding and scarring. In case you don't know scarring is using knives to carve things in the skin to leave scars as opposed to removing the skin to leave scars.

I understand that some American Indian tribes used to chop off a finger or two as part of some tribal ceremonies. I wonder if that is next.

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