This fantastic piece was submitted (and inked) by Zoran of Tattoo Hardcore in Serbia.
I was sent this request looking for people to appear in a music video. As we always do, I’m posting this request here for anyone who might be interested in taking part.
My name is Jonathan Cozzo, I’m working for a music video production company called Prettybird and we are currently organizing the making of a music video for a major American singer. We are actually looking for people with African scarifications or scars (from wounds for instance) and people with tattoos (of words or sentences) to appear as actors in that video and I was hoping you could help me on this subject.
To give you more details, we’d like several dark-skinned persons with either scarifications on their body and/or face or tattoos (words or complete sentences) to participate in a video shoot next week, on Thursday the 9th. Their participation will of course be paid and expanses covered.
This is an update about the Stay Calm event posted below. Can’t be there in person? Read on.
What I’d like for you folks who can’t make it to do, if you still want to be here in spirit… is to record a short video talking about your connection to Shannon and the IAM/BME Community. How it’s affected your life. Met a spouse? Had a baby? Traveled to Mexico for BMEFest and used a swimming pool as a gravity bong?
Tell your story!
Then either upload it to YOUTUBE (tagged staycalmbme) or get a dropbox.com account and link me. We’re going edit them together and put them online; shared here on SCPhilly as well as BME. There are some great stories out there; sweet, funny, raunchy… let’s not let them be forgotten.
Oh. Did you guys like the STAY CALM Hand Screened print that Johnny Thief designed for us? Well get this! If you submit a video to the THANK YOU SHANNON! Project- your name goes into a drawing to have one sent to you on us! They’re available exclusively to attendees of the memorial, so you’ll be the coolest kid on your block!
Once you’ve got it online, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the youtube or dropbox link and you’ll be set.
OH! This is really important. All submitted videos must be shot “properly”.
Videos should be under five minutes, 720dpi or higher if possible, m4v or mov format.
You can read the full post by going here.
We here at BME would really love it if you submitted the videos to BME as well. Please do share your memories of Shannon, whether they be photos, a video or if you want to write up a story or memorial, or anything really, about him. You can submit content via your BME account or by sending it to email@example.com. If you run into any problems at all please email BME support for help.
TRIANGUL-R sent in this really cool photo of himself and I just had to share it.
The_holeyone sent us in this beautiful self portrait showing off her large-gauge piercings. Maybe it’s just me but big stretches like this seem to be a lot less common on women than they are on men. Do you agree? Disagree? Do you think my title could have possibly been sadder?
I really enjoy the symmetry in these piercings and, of course, we all enjoy pretty girls.
Alessandra Favoritto sent us this photo from the Diabos Mutantes Team Suspension of a first time suspension. The facial expression is wonderful and I hope it makes you feel as much joy as it did for me. This is what it’s all about.
Arseniy Andersson‘s submissions to BME are never dull, that’s for sure! He did the ear pointing and tongue splitting in the photo below. The transdermals were done by Lari Lahti and Samppa Von Cyborg, the eyeballs by xRonix.
Occasionally we receive requests for help from people who are doing research. The following is one such request. If you’re interested in helping with this research please get in touch via the contact information below.
I am conducting research into the experience of people who define themselves as transabled and am looking for participants. It is not a medical study but one focusing on what it is like for transabled people, their thoughts, feelings, desires, hopes, stories, relationships and so on – indeed any and all aspects of their lives which they are willing to share. It is hoped that the research will promote understanding and awareness of transableism. If you would like to know more, please contact me at Baldwin@stu.ca or go to: http://wp.stu.ca/narrativestudies/?page_id=355
Clive Baldwin, Canada Research Chair in narrative Studies, St Thomas University, Fredericton, NB