“The body is both a pleasure palace and a torture chamber.”
Body art through such decorative means as scarification, modification and tattooing are as old as Woman Herself. Some ancient tribes use paint, others indulge in more permanent decoration. This practice of using the human body as a canvas has also been an integral part of BDSM from its inception.
The Artistic Domme has coined the phrase ‘cell popping’ which is a temporary tattoo-like scar without the ink. Cell popping is done by heating the tip of a metal probe to a red hot glow and with a quick, light touch on the skin it creates a ‘popping’ sound as the hot point of the probe makes single pore burns. By repeating this process, one can create many artistic designs only limited by one’s imagination and creativity and in the process, giving the sub or slave a rush of endorphins throughout the procedure.
The touch of the hot probe, the sound of skin popping and the smell of the burning flesh leaves an impact like no other and something I thoroughly enjoy inflicting upon My victim… I mean… sub or slave. *wicked grin*
I create My artwork and use tattoo transfer paper to position it on the skin. My torch is then lit, the probe heated up and I am ready to sear My ‘pointillist’ design to leave a semi permanent mark on the skin of My victim. The finished design can take as little as 2 weeks to heal to as long as 2 months or longer depending on the individual’s skin healing ability.
The pain aspect of cell popping very much depends on the capacity of the individual to process pain. Some may feel every point of the design and suffer greatly whilst others may not even be aware of the burning points on the skin.
It can be an intense experience for a sub or slave which does not end once the design has been completed. There is the exciting process to enjoy in which the tattoo often begins to itch as it heals and scars. And of course you are NOT allowed to scratch it… or else!!! What a delightful reminder once you leave My presence. *smiles*