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!
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…
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:
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…
Feel free to submit news stories and I will try to make this a weekly feature again.
Happy Friday folks. It’s my birthday and I’m giving you all a present in the form of the beautiful Jolie Suicide.
Photo by Synthesis Photo LLC. Large scarification by Brian Decker. Dot scarification by Wayde Dunn.
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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 ”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.