Spring is here

Spring is finally here though you wouldn’t know it where I live since the snowbanks are all over 6 feet high. This beautiful piece by Platon Sosnitsyi, from Kipod in Israel, makes me hopeful that we will actually see green around these parts again.  I love the way that hummingbird pops and depth in the flowers.  It makes me ache for some new ink. And for summer!

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ModBlog News of the Week: March 13, 2015

Here is your news roundup for March 13, 2015:

* Restaurant refuses service to man with facial tattoos
* Body Modification Artist Steve Haworth inspires Bristol animal lover to turn into “parrot man”
* Biohackers and body modification
* Utah House OKs bill banning tattoos on children under 14, requires permission for older teens

In celebrity news…

* This Woman Has Rihanna Tattoos All Over Her Body
* Kanye West Tattoos ‘So Help Me God’ Artwork on Arm during Paris Fashion Week

Submit news stories.

ModBlog News of the Week: March 6, 2015

Here is your news roundup for March 6, 2015:

* Microchips for office workers
* Edmonton’s culinary creatives go big with food tattoos
* Soccer star says new tattoos aim to raise famine awareness
* Meet the last tattooed women of Burma
* Mapping 61 Ancient Tattoos on a 5300-Year-Old Mummy

And in the world of the rich and famous:

* Lourdes Leon shows off new septum piercing
* Shia LaBeouf sports new rat tail, eyebrow piercing
* Kanye West Got Roman Numeral Tattoos for North & His Mom

Submit news stories.

ModBlog News of the Week: February 27th, 2015

Body modification in the news…
* Parents Get Tattoo Of Daughter’s Birthmark So She Won’t Feel Different
* Alec Falkenham, Dalhousie student, develops tattoo removal cream
* Tattoo whisperer helps cancer survivors
* Dad preserves young son’s drawings by making them into tattoos

and, of course, celebrity news…

* Benji Madden inks ‘Cameron’ tattoo across his chest for new wife
* Brantley Gilbert Gets Double-Pistol Back Tattoo

Feel free to submit news stories and I will try to make this a weekly feature again.

Times They Are A Changin’

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).

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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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In Flanders Fields

Yesterday was Remembrance Day in Canada and Veteran’s Day in the United States.  It’s a statutory holiday in my province so I didn’t see this submission from Zombieprincess until today but I wanted to share.

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Ink Blood and Spirit

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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 ”Little Swastika” , whose work is well known worldwide. Filmed in december of 2013 at his studio and gallery – Psyland – located in the small village of Tengen in southern Germany. The main focus is his 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.

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