Please look up a picture if you dont already know what it is. This is really important to me and no body i ask seems to think its a good idea. They all say its stupid. And its okay if you think that too because im going through with it either way when i turn 18. Thoughts? (Its like a tattoo except its carved into your skin with special tools. )
Bit extreme for me - Tattoos would be my limit I'd say.
I have dermatographic urticaria (a skin condition that lets me make scarification-esque drawings on my skin, only they're temporary) and I think the writing on my skin looks weird. Can't imagine having permanent ones.
I was really into the idea of scarification at one point because it's like a tattoo without the chemicals. Super cool, right? Then I started reading up on it and I found out how people can get horrible keloids, Then there's all that raw open skin and the things people do to keep the skin raw for as long as possible... It's so much more intense than a tattoo in a lot of ways.
So, I think that if you're absolutely bound and determined to get a piece done you should read up on it a LOT. Reddit seems like a good place to start just because there are so many personal stories and you can get a better feel for the entire process. Absolutely *promise* yourself you will get it done legally by a professional in a sanitary environment with good reviews and recommendations.
It's when they carve a design into you and let it heal as a scar.