Branding

    (See also: Cutting, Knife Play, Tattoo) Making a permanent or semi-permanent scar on the skin by burning it with a hot metal object, as practiced on livestock.   Seen by some as “body art”, this technique can be carried out safely; however, it is still likely to be intensely painful. Occasionally done as a way for a dominant to “mark” his or her submissive. Can also use temporary tattoos or markers. Used by Dominants to mark Their property.  Not for the novice.