It is with deep sadness that BME announces the death of longtime member and friend Patrick Bartholomew, founder of London Piercing Clinic. Our most heartfelt condolences to all of his friends and family.
In a relatively short time, body modification seems to have not only grown, in terms of pushing boundaries but also in terms of mainstream attention, at least, that has been my observation. I can’t imagine some of the more extreme body modifications being covered in mainstream media (other than a purely negative piece) when I first discovered BME (however many years ago that was, shh, not telling).
Gelding sent me a link to an interview he did with Gawker. The interview itself is very professional and positive (I can’t speak for the comments). It’s refreshing to see this sort of extreme modification getting positive coverage from a more mainstream outlet.
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I just received word that Ink, Blood and Spirit, a documentary on Little Swastika whose work has been featured on ModBlog in the past, is available on-demand as an online download. Here’s what the filmmakers had to say about it:
A biographical portrait of the self-taught tattooer and artist Marc ”Little Swastika” Lu, whose work is well known worldwide. Filmed in december of 2013 at Marc’s studio and gallery – Psyland – located in the small village of Tengen in southern Germany. The main focus is Marc’s life story with topics such as inspiration, religion, drugs and body modification.
The film has screened in twelve countries, has been nominated for best documentary and has been officially selected to several film festivals.
If you’d like to watch the trailer or rent the film, it costs a whopping $1.99, click here.
Alice: How long is forever?
White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second.
Artist: Kate Waiss
Studio: Kipod Tattoo
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel