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Most Hated Form of ID?

Enkur Re:can i kill my prints? (613 comments)

I had remembered hearing about a famous outlaw attempting to remove his fingerprints, only to have them return after a decent amount of time.

"Your fingerprints are formed underneath your skin in a layer called dermal papilae. As long as that layer of papilae is there, your fingerprints will always come back, even after scarring or burning." - http://home.earthlink.net/~thekeither/Forensic/pag e6.htm

I think the only way to remove your fingerprints would involve seriously mutilating your hands, beyond acid, probably to the point where you'd be killing nerves too.

more than 12 years ago

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