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Submitted on
July 18, 2006
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80.3 KB
Mature Content


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Camera Data

Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
52 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 19, 2006, 3:18:46 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
Sensor Size
Mature Content Filter is On
(Contains: violence/gore)
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Those whispers, unfounded opinion, a stab in the back,
hurt so much that they cut your mouth coming out...

How this was made
The blood is fake (glycerine with red and blue food dye) and
there's a section cut out of the blade so it sat over my lip.
I did not injure myself in any way taking this photograph,
and as hypocritical as it is, I don't recommend anyone else
goes putting razorblades in their mouth for any reason.

This is a photograph, created with physical, not digital, effects.
This photograph does not depict real injury, blood or gore.

~Purple-Freak9 wrote a poem, inspired by this picture.

This photo is available as a wallpaper, here -->…

Edited 11th December 2010
Updated with new crop and more print options.
I like it better as a square.

More horrible injuries...

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Firstly, I think we can all agree that at first glance of this phenomenal work, it makes you cringe just at the sight of it.

It is clear the artist has a fantastic knowledge of stage makeup and gore. And, despite the fact that it's merely a cut lip, it still effectively portrays horror in such a simple way.

I enjoy the added lip ring that makes your eye move around the image apposed to just stay in one place. The blade is perfectly portrayed and the fact that's it's more than just a needle or knife through the lip definitely displays the creativity; this is because of the fact that it's a much larger object to show the illusion of injury with. Not only that, but I adore the fact that the blood is messily spread around the mouth apposed to merely dripping down the wound. With all this aside, the only thing I could say that needs improvement are possibly the colours. I love the fact that the colours are so simple.

The silver works nicely and isn't nearly over bearing, it was also a good idea to keep both the lip ring as well as the blade the same. The blood is completely realistic and I wouldn't change that for the world.

The only thing that is slightly out of place for me would be the skin. I feel as though a slightly low-saturation skin would make for even more emphasis on the wound, without taking away from the subject.

Overall, for being a fairly simple piece it clearly makes the audience gasp which was evidently the overall message. It portrays gore in a beautiful way and photography at it's finest.
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EleanorIronic Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit! I was browsing your art and that scared me half to death! So realistic! I read the description though and I calmed down a little. Phew! Fake, but amazing!
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014   Photographer
Thanks very much :aww:
BlackieFriendOfSnow Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Shit fuck damn! That'd have to hurt!
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013   Photographer
It probably would if it wasn't make-up and props.
BlackieFriendOfSnow Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. I'd want to use the makeup and props to do this and walk around in public telling people it's a piercing. That would be hilarious, but I suck at makeup so ill never get to do something fun like that
TABASCO-RAREMASTER Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You've almost shocked me lady.

Now I can't sleep before shaving myself :iconbiggrinplz:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   Photographer
DanielAPierce Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
What lens did you use?
it came out really crisp, really sharp, deep & all around excellentttttttttttttttttttt.
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013   Photographer
It was so long ago, I don't entirely may have been a Canon 18-55mm, just the kit lens that came with the camera :)
DanielAPierce Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wellllllllllll RockstarVanity..... you have the eagle golden eye & that's no lie :)
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