Item #: SCP-XXX
Object Class: Safe
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXX is to be kept in a lockbox at Site ██ Storage. Removal is only to be allowed with authorisation from Dr M.Runner
Description: SCP-XXX is a bracelet composed of standard black leather embedded with six small iron spikes around the inside of the bracelet. The object is connected end to end with a two small iron studs of typical make, found in many standard pieces of clothing. The spikes are rusted and traces of human blood have been found on the surface (owing to SCP-XXX's effects). When not worn it is completely inert and is able to be damaged by any conventional means. But when placed on a live human’s wrist, the effects of the object begin to manifest.
When placed on the wrist of a live human, the spikes begin to penetrate the skin. The spikes then begin to thicken and further penetrate the wrist of the subject (How this occurs is not known) causing immense pain as the spikes penetrate skin, muscle and bone. The object is easily removed at any time and the wounds can be treated conventionally, but subjects report that they do not want to remove the object despite the pain it causes. Subjects have reported that as the spikes grow larger they become more at peace with themselves, as if their guilt or pain is being "sucked away". Death eventually occurs through blood loss or shock if the object is not removed.
It has been observed that the spikes on SCP-XXX extend quicker and deeper on subjects who have committed more serious moral crimes, such as murder and rape, and that the effects become more noticeable to subjects quicker.
Addendum: SCP-XXX is NOT to be used as punishment for insubordination. It kills people more often than not and replacing dead staff is tedious and annoying. Dr. Runner