Scarification by Ryan Ouellette


by Ryan Ouellette

Lord of the Blade


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Scarification availability is currently limited due to COVID19. If you are inquiring about scarification booking please fill out our ONLINE REQUEST FORM and we will contact you as appointments become available. 

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:

Standard rate is  $150/hour with a $250 minimum charge. Booking an appointment requires a $100 non-refundable deposit. For simple designs 100% of the deposit is subtracted from the final total. For complex designs 50% of the deposit goes to drawing and design time with the remainder being subtracted from final total. 

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



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

Scarcon Mandala Scarification

performed by Ryan at the London ScarCon 2013