I've had an idea in my head for awhile now, but wanted to know what you guys thought about it. I have a lot of specifically nerve pain, and I can feel exactly where certain noisy points connect (like neck and small toe...kinda weird) but after doing a photo essay about chronic pain (got more understanding from others than just trying to explain in words) I want to do a photo series about what pain would look like if you could see it. I was thinking of getting one of the makeup artists at my school to help me, and then having other spoonies send in pics, or just a short description of where YOU FEEL your pain. Like for me, my wrists and hands have many pains that line up with my veins, and when the veins pop up, I usually have a flare. I'd want to show with one color where the normal nerves/veins are with a soft color, and where I feel it with a deeper color (probably red or orange because of the burning)
Basically, is be taking photos of people with the pain on them, and I'm still figuring out what kind of design is want to express it. I've considered mostly swirls and flame designs so far. I'm also trying to find natural inks, so I could experiment on my own first.
I drew a version using a tracing of my hand, and I wish I could post it here. Anyway, do you guys have any opinions on what colors should be used (like the ribbons for diagnosis, etc) and ideas on how to make the pics more powerful, and spread awareness. I've looked online for a similar concept, but so far the only thing I've found is the writing your diagnosis on your body (cool start, but if you don't know about diagnoses it might mean very little). If you guys have seen photos like this already, send me a link.