19 October 2012

Skin writing

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Wow... I learned something new today.
How many of you have heard of this:
dermatographism or "skin writing"?

It's a condition that affects the skin causing it to be hypersensitive at the slightest scratch.

Some people who suffer from this have also used their skin as a 'writing pad' just by lightly scratching onto the skin's surface. 

Once the skin swells up, you'd see what was written.

It looks painful but it has no ill effects. 
It's creepy in some way because at first I thought, wow, the lady in the picture literally cut words into her skin that the writings become her scars. But theses aren't scars, it's just the skin's overreaction.

Weird but true.

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