Sunday, November 20, 2011
birds fly [warning...pic of cutting]
Hello. I know some of you really don't like cutting and I know that others participate in self harm so I thought I'd put a warning in the title.
This is the picture of the bird that I carved into my leg. It's on my left thigh, about 20cm up from my knee and slightly to the side. I felt like doing some cutting and earlier today I thought about getting a series of small hearts carved into the area just below my collarbone. Then I thought, I've always wanted a bird tattoo, so why not do that. It might not scar so I can just keep it while it's healing and then that will give me an idea of whether I want a bird tattoo or not.
Ignore the circles, that's just me marking out where on my leg I want the bird. I traced the picture off the computer and onto my leg with surgical marker. Then, with my beloved scalpel blades (god I love being a surgeon) from my little box of love that I keep all my cutting materials in, I slowly carved out the design.
God the scalpels that I got, which apparently you can get for super cheap at art supply stores, are super precise and so the design was easy to follow. I have lots of pictures that I can show you, but I'll leave it at this for those of you who don't like cutting.
I just had to share it with you. Riding on a high and super proud of myself right now.
Skinny thoughts as always!