Branding

Branding in BDSM is used to show the ownership of the bottom- as in antiquity, it is a sign of a slave, that is, in relation to the realities of modernity - a submissive who completely transferred the rights in the DS relationships. There are several ways of branding, but the most important is branding with a red-hot iron. This is exactly the way that was used historically, and reflects the symbolism of the act of branding to the greatest degree. It is almost impossible to remove the stigma, this is a decision that is taken for life.

Branding technique. Branding can be carried out as a one-time application of a stamp with a finished pattern to the skin, and by applying individual strokes, which later add to the overall picture. Tool for this is usually made of stainless steel, but various other options are possible. Brand should be thin and have a reliable attachment to the handle. It should be borne in mind that when a keloid tissue occurs on the burn site, the line on the skin will become much thicker. In general, a well-made stigma looks like a convex light pattern, often concave lines are formed or even - it depends on the skin and the temperature of branding. Branding procedure is painful, but much less than the majority thinks. Hot branding is the most painful in the first second, while nerves in the skin are burning, in the future the pain is weakened.  Brand should be hot enough to burn the skin to form a permanent scar - today a gas burner is used for this, but you can use a fire. Duration of applying the stigma, as a rule, is not more than a second. But you need to burn the entire surface of the skin, otherwise we will only get blisters, and after healing there will be no scar left, or it will be weak. Traditional places for branding are the thigh or shoulder, usually on the thigh, as a less prominent place. Do not make a closed pattern: small areas of skin, surrounded by a scar, may further merge with the scar, having been eliminated for lack of blood supply. After branding, a sterile bandage is applied to the wound, and usually left alone. There is also a technique of periodic irritation of the wound to activate keloid formation. However, scar tissue on the thigh is constantly in motion, and this is quite enough to form a scar. Healing is a long process, it depends heavily on individual characteristics of a person. Primary healing of the scab takes about a month, after its demise the stain looks like a red scar, the subsequent formation and growth of a keloid tissue on the burn site can be up to six months or more.