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enSue enSue 9 years
It's nice to see someone with a hypersensitivity skin disorder and turn it into living art. Her designs are beautiful. Thankfully, hers are painless. I don't usually have hives but I am allergic to practically everything (common outdoor and indoor allergens that I was tested for), and get sinus headaches and hay fever daily. I'm very allergic to cat dander and break out in burning hives before I have trouble breathing. Too bad my hypersensitivities couldn't be turned into beautiful art too. ;)
janellekerr janellekerr 9 years
interesting... but it kind of makes me feel sick to my stomach.
Trendy-Wendy Trendy-Wendy 9 years
Looks very uncomfortable.....makes me itch!
bigbrowneyes bigbrowneyes 9 years
i don't get it. ouch.
brandi797 brandi797 9 years
TFS - there is no treatment for the problem, its a hypersensitivity problem.
TFS TFS 9 years
i think she should really treat the problem, not embrace it.:/
elmendoa elmendoa 9 years
this looks painful to me
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
Anyone saying things like "eww" should be ashamed of their insensitivity. >:(
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
brandi797 brandi797 9 years
i'd love to read the original article...
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I don't think it's gross anymore than freckles are gross, or brown eyes, or big noses. I think it's admirable that she took a condition ordinary people would let get them down and turned it into art, which at its core, is what everything is.
emalove emalove 9 years
I'm just thinking it's gross, not at all pretty.
eightieslingo eightieslingo 9 years
PinkSwish I have urticaria too! I've never known anyone else that has it. Contact me please!
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
I am extremely touched by this- I have eczema which occurs on my hands to a degree which can completely halt my life at times. To be able to take a skin condition and turn it into something like this is just incredibly powerful. I also am loving that it makes some people feel weird- imo, all the best art creates strong reactions in people.
infamouspopee infamouspopee 9 years
Just to add my 2 cents, I also have dermatographia and I develop welts on a regular basis (like multiple times a day) just from being touched. This is most embarrassing when I accidentally scratch my face with my fingers or a hair brush and then look like I've been in a street brawl. Mine is not painful and goes away in about 30 minutes-1 hour. I say more power to the artist, however I don't actually think any of the designs are pretty.
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
Its kinda creepy...but I can't hate it completely
karebear25 karebear25 9 years
Art is art, but kinda weird. The writing on her feet trips me out.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
Kudos to her for not letting it get her down, but at the same time... ew.
jc jc 9 years
I don't think you get blistery hives from dermatographia. I have the same condition and it just looks like welts/scars. My sister (who is a doctor) told me it would go away in a couple of years but I feel like I've been having them for 5 years or so! It can get annoying how sensitive my body is. Just like, ashcwebb, sometimes when I get out of the shower (esp. if my body isn't use to the water.. like staying at a hotel or when my bf moved to a new place) my body breaks out in red spots that are ITCHY! I found the Aveeno Eczema Care to be helpful. Antihistamines don't work for me.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
They're exactly what you said, kind of gross and kind of pretty--but when I remember how itchy and uncomfortable her skin must have been from the hives, the gross part wins.
Skin-Diva Skin-Diva 9 years
I am glad she is able to embrace her condition and feel beautiful.
PinkSwish PinkSwish 9 years
I have a similar thing called urticaria and its huge, itchy hives i get them when i eat something im allergic to. I can also write and draw on my skin anytime, not to her extent but i could easily do my initial or a basic shape or word!
lilibooh lilibooh 9 years
my skin was like that during 2 long years ... I was able to write my name on my body !!! I found the pictures funny because she turns her dermatographia into something new!
askmetostay askmetostay 9 years
this is creepy....
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