Scarification by Ryan Ouellette

Picard as Borg Scarification
Picard as Borg Scarification

Resistance is Futile. Performed by Ryan at Federal body piercing in Linkoping, Sweden.

Healed Scarification
Healed Scarification

collaboration with Tiana McGuire, healed over two years

Tree cutting
Tree cutting

combination of area removal and single line cutting

BME scarification
BME scarification

Memorial piece for Shannon Larratt, fresh.

BME scarification
BME scarification

healed at ten weeks

Scarification on side
Scarification on side
London Scarcon
London Scarcon

performed by Ryan at the London ScarCon 2013

London Scarcon piece
London Scarcon piece

two months into healing

Scarcon Mandala Scarification
Scarcon Mandala Scarification

performed by Ryan at the London ScarCon 2013

Scarification over black tattooing
Scarification over black tattooing

Scarification over black tattooing. Performed by Ryan at the London ScarCon 2013

Biomech Scarification
Biomech Scarification

this piece was drawn by our tattoo artist Nick Kelley and cut by Ryan

Rose Scarification
Rose Scarification
Scarification
Scarification

healed over two years

Complex removal scarification
Complex removal scarification
Healed scarification
Healed scarification

Healed over one year

Hawk scarification
Hawk scarification

SCARIFICATION

by Ryan Ouellette

Lord of the Blade

 

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Due to overwhelming demand and limited time and resources I have decided to pause all new scarification projects through July 2021. Feel free to submit requests again starting in August, but I need a break to focus on piercing and other shop projects. 

 

Ryan Ouellette has been performing scarification since 2000 and is recognized as one of the world's top practitioners. He has performed scarification across the world in the United States, Canada, Japan, England, Sweden, Norway, Holland, and Germany. Ryan has also been a part of the industry's top scarification events such as the Scar Wars gatherings in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, the BMXNET conference in Germany where he instructs technique seminars, and the London ScarCon event. In November of 2013 Ryan gave a TED talk entitled "The Intentional Scar: advances in modern scarification" at the Tedx New England College event. 

He specializes in complex technical pieces, fine detail, and area removal designs. All pieces are custom designed based on client input and reference material. 



Ryan has been featured in multiple online and print medias including Hellion fashion magazine, Skin & Ink magazine, Bizarre magazine, the National Geographic website, and BME (body modification e-zine). Most notably Ryan was given the moniker "Lord of the Blade" by BME founder Shannon Larratt. 

Scarification pricing and booking policies:

There is a $250 minimum charge that covers set up, personal protective equipment, and the first hour of work. Each additional hour is billed at $175/hour. Booking an appointment requires a $100 non-refundable deposit. Some additional charges may apply for complex design work. 

Please be aware Ryan Ouellette does not currently offer any facial scarification. Scarification cover-ups, while possible on a technical level, are often quite limited and may not offer a predictable or preferable aesthetic result. Many inquiries related to scar cover ups would be better served by a tattooer with scar or cosmetic tattooing experience. 



Scarification is a specialized service, appointments are required. For more information please email Ryan at ryanpba@hotmail.com.

(Scarification services are currently on pause until August 2021). 

SCARIFICATION
AFTERCARE

Do not apply any ointments or chemical irritants to your piece. Wash with antibacterial or antimicrobial soap. Once washed and dried cover your piece with plastic cling wrap (use a new roll, not the one that’s laying around in your kitchen). Keep your piece covered for the majority of the day and night, but you can leave it unwrapped when showering, cleaning/drying, or to let it air out for short periods of time. You’ll need to unwrap, clean with soap and water, dry, and re-wrap your piece several times a day for the first week. Clean your piece whenever a significant amount of moisture has built up under the plastic wrap, at least 2-4 times daily. If you do not clean your piece regularly it can lead to heat rash and potentially infection. Do not soak or swim in any standing water while your piece is healing and the wound is still open. Do not touch your piece with unwashed hands, or let it come in contact with any debris while the wound is still open.

The Intentional Scar:

advances in modern scarification. 

 

TED talk by Ryan Ouellette

Radical Beauty: Cutting Skin-Deep With a Scar Artist

 

by New York Magazine

Ryan cutting
Ryan cutting

performing a scarification piece in early 2013

Ryan instructing
Ryan instructing

Ryan's advanced scarification seminar at the BMXNET conference in Berlin, Germany 2012.

BMXNET 2012
BMXNET 2012

a packed room for Ryan's scarification lecture

Ryan cutting
Ryan cutting

performing a scarification piece in early 2013

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