I was on Instagram yesterday perusing the artwork of an Illustrator and I saw a reference on her post to a friend of hers on Instagram named Grace Neutral. The photo she posted was so bizarre I was curious, clicked and holy smokes, this woman is from another planet. First thing you should know is she has over 500,000 followers. The second thing you should know is she describes herself as “dream pixie girl” who says her look is “influenced by other worlds and aliens.” She is a hand-poke tattoo artist and before I go any further I thought I would start with a photo of our alien pixie. This is Grace Neutral:
As I read the comments on some of her photos I learned about a whole trend that I never know existed, Scarification. There are people out there who follow this trend which involves cutting off the top layer of the skin in order to leave a permanent scar. In Grace’s case, she did it on her face.
As if that isn’t bad enough, apparently she also ate the flesh that they cut out cuz, why not? I am wondering if you are considered a cannibal if you eat your own flesh?
Is that enough? Oh no. We need to modify our eyeballs so how do you do that? You have someone inject blue dye into your eyes so that your sclera is bright blue – the result of about 12 injections in each eye. Why not?
What can a girl do when her body is nearly completely covered with tattoos? What can you do to improve your social media following? You stick hooks through your skin and pull. Not enough? Well then you need to consider eliminating your nipples because they are pesky little things and once you get rid of your belly button it only makes sense to eliminate your nips. She was warned against that modification so she decided she should tattoo over them. I have spared you that image but you can find it online if you are so inclined.
I watched a couple of interviews she has done and she honestly seems like she is cool and very sweet but she consistently talks about true beauty coming from within. This begs the question, why then do you spend so much time trying to change the way you look? Readers of this blog know how I feel about tattoos. I honestly believe that most people get them but after a few years, they want to change them or they want something different but guess what? Too late. All they can do is tattoo over their previous tats or they get them lasered-off. Finally here is our darling Grace before she started all of her transformations:
I do have to say that there is a whole underground community of people out there who are into scarification and radical body modifications. Who knew? There is a shop called Luna Cobra that has a whole gallery of their “work.” https://www.instagram.com/lunacobra/
Brace yourself as I am not squeamish but I had to look away. So hard to see.