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.

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Healed Scarification
Healed Scarification

collaboration with Tiana McGuire, healed over two years

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Tree cutting
Tree cutting

combination of area removal and single line cutting

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BME scarification
BME scarification

Memorial piece for Shannon Larratt, fresh.

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BME scarification
BME scarification

healed at ten weeks

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Scarification on side
Scarification on side
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London Scarcon
London Scarcon

performed by Ryan at the London ScarCon 2013

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London Scarcon piece
London Scarcon piece

two months into healing

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Scarcon Mandala Scarification
Scarcon Mandala Scarification

performed by Ryan at the London ScarCon 2013

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Scarification over black tattooing
Scarification over black tattooing

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

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Biomech Scarification
Biomech Scarification

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

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Rose Scarification
Rose Scarification
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Scarification
Scarification

healed over two years

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Complex removal scarification
Complex removal scarification
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Healed scarification
Healed scarification

Healed over one year

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Hawk scarification
Hawk scarification
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SCARIFICATION

by Ryan Ouellette

Lord of the Blade

 

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NEW APPOINTMENT REQUESTS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL EARLY 2022 WHILE I MANAGE EXISTING PROJECTS AND APPOINTMENTS. Like many other aspects of business and life, demand has grown to an overwhelming level. I will be accepting select scarification projects as my time allows. Please keep in mind that weekend appointments (Sundays) have a 2-3 month waiting time, and weekday appointments have a 4-6 week waiting time. 

 

I do not offer scarification work on the face, please consult other practitioners if this is a service you are interested in. 

 

"Scarification" is a catch-all term for any process where the end result is a scar. The form of scarification I perform is with a bladed instrument. I do not offer branding, which is performed by burning the skin. If branding is what you are interested in, please consult a practitioner offering that service.  

 

About the practitioner: 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:

As of Jan 1st 2022 there will be a $300 minimum charge that covers basic design work, set up, personal protective equipment, the first hour of work, and aftercare product. Each additional hour is billed at $175/hour. Booking an appointment requires a non-refundable deposit. Some additional charges may apply for complex design work. 



Scarification is a specialized service, appointments are required. For more information please email Ryan at ryanpba@hotmail.com. Please include the body location, size of design idea, any factors such as existing tattoos or scars in that area, and any photos that may help explain your idea. 

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

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Ryan instructing
Ryan instructing

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

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BMXNET 2012
BMXNET 2012

a packed room for Ryan's scarification lecture

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Ryan cutting
Ryan cutting

performing a scarification piece in early 2013

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