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Scar

I’m a big fan of scars, but I don’t believe in scarification (where you modify your body by scratching, burning, branding, or etching artificial scars into your skin like a wannabe tattoo). I’m not opposed to body modification. Tattoos are art. Piercings are art. Scars are not and they shouldn’t be. A scar should be natural. It’s something that you earn. It’s something to be proud of. They have to be deserved. A scar is an area of fibrous tissue that replaces your normal skin after a wound or injury. You get a cut and a scar forms to patch your skin back together stronger than before. I have various scars on my legs and arms from playing sports, hiking, and camping. I have a scar on my face from surgery to remove a cyst. I have a scar on my hand from playing too aggressively with a butterfly knife. All my scars tell a story and that’s how it should be. A scar that you design and deliberately place on your body is not a real scar. Scars form when uncontrollable forces clash with your body. Something’s got to give and it’s usually weak flesh. It’s a memento of something that made you a stronger person.

Critically Rated at 15/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Peeling Off a Band-Aid

Peeling off a Band-Aid hurts more than getting hurt. You get cut, you get a Band-Aid, you apply it to the wound, you wait a couple of days, and then you try to peel it off. But the adhesive that they use is designed to latch onto your body hair and rip it out. You can take your time and slowly peel off the Band-Aid and prolong your agony, or you can pull it off with one swift motion and potentially rip off your scab, which would require another Band-Aid and you repeat the cycle. Peeling off a Band-Aid is like unwrapping a Christmas present, except you expose a festering wound instead of getting something you want.

Critically Rated at 8/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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