The technology and medicine are about at the level of the early 20th century (mix and match alternate history).
Also, for those experienced with acid burns, how would this feel aside from "hurts like hell"?
And, in case I've missed something obvious, is there a better permanent and dramatic way to completely get rid of your fingerprints?
EDIT. Thanks for the answers, seems like sulfuric acid was overkill. Now I like the idea of open flame better, it creates a nice visual and actually fits better on a symbolic level. Never thought you could lose fingerprints that easily.