Disclaimer: Let me start off by saying that this is a very bad idea and you shouldn't do this under any circumstances. I did a lot of research, had all the proper equipment, had many people around who could take me to the hospital, and I even had a soundtrack thanks to my friend Champ. You can be seriously injured doing this and I take ABSOLUTELY NO RESPONSIBILITY if you mess yourself up. If you love the idea of modifying your self in a unique way this is how I did it.
This is the start of a few mods that I am going to do such as scarification of a little rectangle, and a heat brand above the brown mark, both of which I hope to do by myself.. I am adding onto a scar (the two little brown scars above the freeze burn) that was given to me by a hot cookie sheet of bruschetta.
Step 1: Finding the Correct Kind of Brand
Step 2: Gathering Materials
1. Freeze brand
2. Plastic container
3. Acetone (the guides suggested rubbing alcohol, but I decided to use acetone because it gets colder.) *IMPORTANT NOTE* - the acetone is flammable and if you add warm/hot acetone to the dry ice mix IT WILL BUBBLE FURIOUSLY...do not have open flames around your set up!!!!
4. Styrofoam cooler
5. Dry ice of course
6. Hammer or in my case an empty wine bottle for crushing dry ice.
7. Heavy gloves for handling, I used some welding gloves.
Step 3: Combine Ingredients and Let It Cook.
Step 4: Now the Fun Part.
Use the pliers to pull the handle out of the acetone a bit and pour out the excess acetone so it doesn't spill all over you and give purple splash marks. Then immediately put it in the place where you want it and press with an equal pressure downwards and ever so slightly rock it back and forth. In retrospect I should have probably pushed with a little less pressure, it is very hard to tell though while it is happening. Don't press too hard, you want a medium pressure and make sure to stay even. The target time was 40 seconds for mine. If you use the liquid nitrogen method it only takes 15-20 seconds, but I am not sure how human skin would deal with that temperature. I honestly don't know why I did it longer than 40 seconds it just felt right I guess, and it turned out nicely.
My first reaction was that of complete shock. I looked like I had a clay arm and someone punched me with a hexagon baton. I don't remember about a minute after wards, the pain was pretty intense but manageable but seeing my arm look like that is what really set my adrenaline off. After that it was almost back to normal. The skin had bounced back up and was just red....... Then the real pain started.
Once my nerves started to regain feeling it was one of the most intense feelings I have ever had.
Step 5: Caring for Afterwards
I feel a bit of pain and a weird kind of soreness for the inner part of my arm muscle but it has been getting much better everyday. I can't wait for it to fully heal so I can either brand another mark but with heat, or do some scarification.
"It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience." -Julius Caesar