Skin Art

Skin artArtist Ariana Page Russell suffers from a skin condition called Dermatographia. It is a condition where red bumps occur on the skin when scratched.

My own skin frequently blushes and swells. I have dermatographia, a condition in which one’s immune system exhibits hypersensitivity, via skin, that releases excessive amounts of histamine, causing capillaries to dilate and welts to appear (lasting about thirty minutes) when the skin’s surface is lightly scratched. This allows me to painlessly draw patterns and words on my skin, which I then photograph.

Skin art
More pictures after the jump under the "skin one" and "skin two" section.

Source: Ariana Page via Neatorama
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