Got a Girl Crush On: Ariana Page Russell’s exploration in turning a hyper sensitive skin condition into art

Sometimes called “skin writing, Dermatographic urticaria is a skin condition in which the flesh becomes raised and inflamed when stroked, scratched, rubbed, or slapped. Brooklyn-based artist Ariana now uses her own body as a canvas by carving intricate patterns, words, and stories onto it and photographing the process. She has even gone on to creating temporary tattoos and wallpaper out of her photos. Some people might be squeamish about it, but I think it’s beautifully fascinating. 

Explore more of her work at arianapagerussell.com