Castro´s started to work with scarification after your visit to NY Guggenheim in 2016, where she got in contact with the work of Catherine Opie. Other artists with whom she interacts as Carlos Martin and Regina José Galindo complete her group of influences.

In 2017, Vilma Piedade launched a book with the concept of “dororidade”. In Portuguese, ‘dor” means pain and the suffix ‘idade” is used to name words and feelings. This concept is about the pain that we suffer and people transform as a power for change. The scarification is a body modification art from the last century, and is used for the concept of transgression.