Artist with Dermatographia Uses Her Skin as Canvas

"Using the blunt end of a knitting needle, Russell traces designs found on ancient Etruscan vases, the patterns in clothing and the wallpaper in her dad's dining room onto her skin."

Read more in Artist: 'I Use My Skin as a Canvas' by ABC News.

Related reading:

"Palmaris slapus abdominus" - more commonly known as dermatographic urticaria http://goo.gl/JMM6e
Dermatographic Urticaria (Skin Writing) http://goo.gl/5ykI8 and Flickr group
Taking dermographic urticaria and making it "art"  http://goo.gl/QEkYx
Urticaria: Brief Review. V. Dimov. Clinical Notes in Allergy and Immunology.
Mind Maps: Urticaria
Mnemonics: Urticaria
Image source: Wikipedia, public domain.

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