Body Branding is a less common form of body art. It’s considered to be a little more extreme and certainly more unique. Branding's are often desired by those who want to truly have something unique. They are also requested by groups or teams that feel a very strong connection and want to make the most extreme commitment to that group by all getting the same brand. These groups may be firefighters, police officers, sports teams, college sororities or groups of life-long friends. Branding also has a large following in the fetish community. Our branding clients are both men and women but women usually get larger brands or more of them than men do. Maybe because women often have a higher pain tolerance?
There are different types of branding. One technique is called draw branding. You can get more detailed and creative than with other methods. Draw branding is personal. There’s a sort of intimacy that isn’t there with strike branding or cauterization pens. It’s more primal and a connection is made. Many people come in an out of our lives and some are easily forgotten over time but no one who has received a brand will ever forget their branding artists. There’s a trust that’s deeper than with a piercing or tattoo. Piercings can eventually be taken out, tattoos can be removed or redone but your branding is there for life. Draw branding is done with a straight rod of surgical steel heated with a torch and then drawn into the skin with short brief strokes. It’s drawn almost as one would draw an outline of a picture using a pencil or pen.
This might sound simple and tempt people to try doing their own or doing them on friends. But that’s a very dangerous idea. Brands can easily become infected so it is extremely important to have them done in a clean environment by someone who knows how to keep everything safe. Technique is also very important. It’s not as easy as it sounds. Brands spread as they heal so someone who is not an expert doesn’t know the pressure to use, the space needed between lines and the right thickness of the lines. This will leave you with a big burnt blob.
Branding is not for those faint of heart or people who change their mind a lot. The healing process is long and uncomfortable, but when it’s done our clients feel it’s well worth it. Please, if you want a brand make an appointment and have it done right.
Branding is priced per piece. An appointment is always necessary for a brand.
Doesn’t sound like your cup of tea? Consider our tattoos or body piercing instead. We are a hospital quality clean tattoo shop offering tattoo design, body piercing and permanent cosmetics.