I’m not very in favor of permanent marks because life takes many turns and what today may seem eternal, can be finished tomorrow. Relationships usually have an expiration date, some last longer and some are ephemeral.
Let me explain it. I don’t like that a slave comes to me with the brand owned by another, nor I am pleased that someone who I no longer consider of mine wears mine.
I’ve done some discrete branding and scarification, that is still an example of submission and, in any way, a romantic act to strengthen and reaffirm the slave surrender.
But these days I granted a tattoo with my collar to someone who truly feels and has shown me (and shows) every day that he belongs to me.
A change of opinion, both timely and deserved.
And I still feel the same, am not in favor of permanent marks, except in such so special cases that the years of servitude verify the authenticity of those brands.