Contagious Wink
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The current SCP-XXXX-A-1 as of 23/09/1994.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: No personnel with tattoos may enter SCP-XXXX's containment chamber except as required by Protocol RANCID OPTICS. Cameras in the chamber will monitor all known and suspected instances at all times for anomalous movement.

Monthly termination of personnel bearing XXXX-A tattoos is suspended indefinitely. The personnel currently bearing XXXX-A tattoos are to be kept fully restrained at all times to prevent movement. The restraints shall be placed such that a line of sight exists between SCP-XXXX-A-1 and object XXXX-A-2, between object XXXX-A-2 and object XXXX-A-3, and not between SCP-XXXX-A-1 and object XXXX-A-3.

Upon confirmation of object XXXX-A-2 as an instance of SCP-XXXX, Protocol RANCID OPTICS should be scheduled as a Grade C priority.

Instances of SCP-XXXX-B shall be stored in opaque containers under protocols for medium-hazard inert biological matter, and treated as potential instances of SCP-XXXX.

Description: Because there is no currently known means of identifying a tattoo as SCP-XXXX except during propagation, the exact requirements for a candidate host are unclear. As of this writing, only images of eyes tattooed on the skin of a living human have been confirmed as instances of SCP-XXXX, and propagation has only been confirmed across direct line of sight. Any deviation from this should be reported to Dr. Stafford.

When a tattoo is an instance of SCP-XXXX, it will occasionally wink. The bearer of the tattoo has never reported any sensation associated with this, and is generally unaware of the event unless informed. Any tattoo with at least one eye that is within direct line of sight of this event may become an SCP-XXXX instance as well; this effect is referred to as "propagation".

The frequency of propagation while in containment has been markedly lower than suggested by initial reconnaissance reports from MTF-Omicron-63 ("Wilmington Swelter"). In addition, propagation events have so far only occurred when at least three additional personnel were present in SCP-XXXX's containment chamber. Because of this, Researcher Bryson has suggested that propagation may be encouraged by the presence of larger numbers of humans. Further testing is currently not indicated for budgetary reasons.

Addendum [Protocol RANCID OPTICS]: Terminate personnel bearing SCP-XXXX-A-1. Excise section of skin bearing SCP-XXXX-A-1 and reclassify as SCP-XXXX-B. Reclassify object XXXX-A-2 as SCP-XXXX-A-1. Reclassify object XXXX-A-3 as object XXXX-A-2.

Select one (1) healthy D-personnel no older than thirty (30) years. Apply a suitable1 tattoo; a large, simple design in a prominent area is indicated. Classify tattoo as Object XXXX-A-3.

Adjust containment of XXXX-A objects in accordance with new classifications. Object XXXX-A-3 should be covered while introducing associated personnel to containment chamber, in order to minimize risk of accidental exposure to SCP-XXXX-A-1.

Update Log XXXX-3N0C.

Addendum [Log XXXX-3N0C]: Existing instances of SCP-XXXX-B:

Designation Date entered
SCP-XXXX-B-1 14/01/1933
SCP-XXXX-B-2 11/03/1952
SCP-XXXX-B-3 13/04/1986
SCP-XXXX-B-4 16/04/1990

Note (15/05/1953): Multiple personnel involved in containment of SCP-XXXX have reported feelings of unease while in the presence of the object. Requesting permission to test SCP-XXXX for possible mind-affecting properties. — Researcher Becker

Note (20/05/1953): Permission granted. — Site Director █████

Addendum (03/06/1953): Twenty D-class test subjects were shown images of SCP-XXXX. Ten (the experiment group) had previously been informed of its anomalous properties, and ten (the control group) had no prior exposure to or knowledge of SCP-XXXX. Eight subjects from the experiment group and one subject from the control group expressed discomfort after viewing the images. Psychological effects of SCP-XXXX deemed non-anomalous. Subjects returned to the pool.

Note (04/06/1953): I don't care what you say, that thing is watching me. — Junior Researcher Arnett

Note (04/08/1987): Computer-aided meta-analysis has discovered that eleven out of the fourteen researchers currently or formerly assigned to SCP-XXXX have displayed symptoms of blepharospasm, including two who have never entered SCP-XXXX's containment chamber.. Requesting additional funds to investigate possibility of previously-unknown vectors of SCP-XXXX contagion. — Researcher Becker

Note (15/08/1987): Denied. Just because you can't get a transfer doesn't entitle you to pretend your skip is some sort of uncontainable superplague. — Site Director ████████

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