Branding is not common, and I don't know a single person that performs this other than farmers branding cattle. I can't believe the kid was stupid enough to do it.
Now now trans .... don't be so judgmental.
One generations tattoos are another's face piercings! And one generations face piercings are another's cattle branding!
You may have missed it, but my point is that TODAY it's branding with hot metal objects, tomorrow it may be cutting ones fingers, toes and appendages off!
Amputation is the next logical step in stupid, permanent defacing of ones body!
Tattoos, piercings, branding and then removing fingers, toes, hands, feet, arms and legs. It may stop when all the "cool people" are noting more than shaved tattoo and metal covered heads! LOL!
Oh, heavens to Betsy, I forgot "shoving stuff under ones skin to form various ugly bumps"!
How did I skip that one?
That probably goes after piercings and before branding, or maybe after branding and before "cosmetic amputation"!
Remember .... you heard it here first!
Not to hurt the tattoo parlors business .... but you might want to rethink those expensive "full sleeve" tattoos if you are just going to go along with the fad of cutting your arms or legs off!
Just like some of the extreme tattoos and piercings, cutting your arms and legs off for vanity reasons will also guarantee you never have to work a good working job the rest of your life!