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DIY body branding

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branded imageHow brave are you? I like to think that I'm fairly tough, especially when it comes to taking pain, but this DIY project is way out of my league. Branding is where the skin is burned to make a scar. In these instructions, they use a soldering iron to burn an image into the skin. The permanent scar is called a "brand". Here's what you'll need:

  1. A friend who is willing to hold a 450 degree Celsius iron to your skin, or a friend who is willing to let you do this to them
  2. Soldering iron
  3. Face mask
  4. Wooden spoon
  5. Anesthetic
  6. Emergency first aid
Please note that the article we're linking to here is not a typical site that we would normally link to. While there wasn't any offensive material on the article we are linking to (except of course for the article itself which is about intentionally burning one's skin), be warned that the rest of the Viceland site may well have offensive material. Oddly, in addition to the items listed above, the article recommends having some jellybeans on hand. If you're still reading then you are either brave or stupid, but either way, you might be interested in checking out their full instructions on DIY branding.


  • Anna S.

    I have two tattoos, and that was bad enough!! This is pure insanity, but rest assured that some people really are stupid enough to try this. I'll stick with tattoos!

  • Chris Macdonald

    on that site it says 450 degrees celsius is 10 times hotter than the sun....

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