Monthly Archives: June 2012

Ariana Page Russell’s Story


I have sensitive skin.  My face flushes easily when I laugh, cry, am surprised or embarrassed.  Also, when I lightly scratch my skin it puffs up to form temporary, painless welts.  Being an artist, I’ve decided to use this gift to make art.  Photographs, wallpaper, collage, video, and temporary tattoos are inspired by this skin condition.  It’s called dermatographism–literally writing on the skin–and I’d like to use this blog to share images and stories about it.  Please send anything you’d like to share about living with dermatographia to




Filed under Dermatographia