A special effects make-up artist had her Facebook page shut down after her work was mistaken for the real thing.
Sarah McCracken (25) runs Sarah’s Scars, specialising in television and film work as well as gory make-up for fancy dress parties.
She uses Facebook to promote her business and show off her gruesome creations.
But the mum-of-two had her page shut down following complaints.
Sarah, from Tamfourhill, said: “I shared a picture of a heart-shaped scar I’d created on my arm - and almost immediately got a couple of messages saying it was disgusting and I shouldn’t be promoting self -harm.”
Following the complaints, Facebook contacted Sarah directing her to self-harm support websites and then closed her page - with the loss of all pictures of her work.
“I had no idea Facebook could just close your page without warning and I have hardly any images backed up anywhere else, so they are all gone,” she said.
To make matters worse, Sarah has to make a presentation next week to Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce who have shortlisted her for a Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award at their forthcoming Business Awards.
She said: “I planned to do a slideshow of my work but now I have hardly anything to show them - it’s happened at the worst possible time.”
Facebook has reinstated Sarah’s Scars as a ‘like’ page, and she has managed to trace most of her friends. However, she is looking for anyone with photos of her work to get in touch.
If you have any images, email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.