I created this highly textured mask after watching a documentary on Scarification (scarring the skin in such a way as to create raised patterns). Some primitive tribes use scarification for right of passage, modern tribes use it for personal expression.
Another meaning listed in Webster's School & Office Dictionary is "to wound with severe criticism." Ouch.
It is polymer over a ceramic armature. I used needles, Kemper punches and leather tool punches to create the scars. The shading in the cheek and nose area is done with polymer.