Cutting is an ancient tradition of different natural peoples from Asia, Africa and North America. The ornamental scars are traditionally cut into the skin with knives made of different materials (stone, metal or even bamboo) or fish teeth (shark teeth). Traditionally, Cutting’s tribal affiliations, life phases and functions of the individual are marked.
Today’s western cuttings are cut with scalpels. In most cases, they are simple and less large motifs than they are traditionally used.
As with a tattoo, the motif is either drawn directly on the skin or brought to the skin with a stencil. With the scalpel, the contours of the motifare cut, the cuts are relatively superficial and go only about 2-3mm under the skin. The skin between the contours is then separated from the adipose tissue and detached, so that an open, clean injury is created, which closes again with the scarring and thus remains visible as an ornamental scar.
The scarring can be manipulated a little with the follow-up treatment according to the customer’s wishes, so that either standing up (keloids) or completely flat scars arise. Nevertheless, one can only try to control the scarring a little, in the end each person has a different scarring.
The application of a cutting sounds painful, the sensation is of course different from person to person – from little to very painful.
Often more painful is the post-treatment of cutting, which must be carried out consistently and responsibly to prevent undesirable side effects, such as uncontrolled scarring or infections. The fresh injury must be freed from the crusts every day, so that the skin does not tighten again and the motif remains visible as a scar. You can read more detailed information about the post-treatment on our care instructions.
We stand for a reasonable handling of cuttings, so every idea must first be discussed with us during a consultation in the studio. We would be happy to take the time to answer all your questions and prepare you well for your cutting. You can arrange a consultation appointment by calling 031 311 61 14.
As follows, you can prepare yourself for your cutting appointment:
24 hours before the appointment and after the appointment no consumption of alcohol or drugs. Also, you should not take blood thinning medications. Make sure you sleep enough and recover well and appear well nourished at your appointment. Also make sure to drink enough water. With good breakfast and enough water, the circulation is more stable and the pain easier to bear.
If you’re pregnant, taking antibiotics, cortisone, regularly taking blood-thinning medications, or are just newly vaccinated, we can’t cut you. Also exclusion criteria are sunburn, allergies that manifest on the skin or skin irritations such as psoriasis or neurodermatitis.
To clean the cutting afterwards, you need the following materials, which you should procure in advance:
PH-neutral soap, sterile and coated compresses to cover the cutting, a new soft toothbrush, a clean tweezers, sea salt, octenisept spray, hand sanitizer, gloves and, if necessary, hydrogen peroxide or sugar and lemons.