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One of the most rewarding things about being part of a community like BME/IAM is making long term connections with people from all over the world. Having them be part of your life, watching them evolve and learn and grow…having them there to pick you up when you fall.

The people in this photo, for example. Håvve, Headmaster of Pain Solution… eight years ago last month he celebrated his birthday at our guesthouse in Mexico during BMEfest La Paz… five days ago he celebrated my birthday with us here in Philadelphia.

The little guy taking pictures? That’s the owner of Scylla Body Jewelry in Chicago, Micah.. a gentleman I’ve had more than a few adventures with.

And the young lady suspending. Shannon. I’ve known her for half a decade and have watched her grow into an amazing, confident woman who continues to surprise and impress me. Last weekend (Aug 2-4) she made the trip to ROP Campout in Massachusetts where she did a resurrection and suicide suspension.

The modifications we undergo are important, but they’re nothing without the people who make them special. Get active; go to events, meet and get to know people… you’ll end up leaving with a lot more than you expected!

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And now for something different…

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Pretty much all of the posts I’ve been putting up lately have been on the morose side. Memorials, eulogies and the like. I decided to forget all of that for a moment and to just post a picture of a Modified lady who makes me really happy. I hope she makes you folks happy too.

This photo, by the talented Photographer Greg Easton at Pazuzu Studios features the lovely Jenna, with makeup by Skull and Glossbones, chest scarification  by Efix Roy and Christopher Walken tattoo  done by Sonya at Electric Ladylux Tattoos in Vancouver.

If you’d like your pinup goodness featured here on Modblog- send em on over via our Facebook portal!
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BMEgirls are lovely

It’s no secret, we love our BMEgirls.  Thanks to Gisella_Rose for the gorgeous new photo.

Photographed by: Hatter Marie Side piece by: Tyler Murphy (Sins of Style - CT, SA) Heart sub dermal: Steve Truitt

Photographed by: Hatter Marie
Side piece by: Tyler Murphy (Sins of Style – CT, SA)
Heart sub dermal: Steve Truitt

Ladies, keep those submissions coming.  Men, why are you letting the girls get all the attention?  Let’s see some BMEboys!

She just looks that way.

Sorry for the radio silence folks. Shannon is dealing with some things but he’ll be back! I thought I’d break the silence with a BME girl. I’m not sure I completely believe that halo. Thanks to Mirka X Mythra for the photo.

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See more like this in the BMEgirls gallery.

Lesya Toumaniantz Photo Gallery

By now, either from ModBlog or from viral media, you know the romantic story of Lesya and Rouslan Toumaniantz (click that link if you live under a rock) and all the fuss that her facial tattoo of his name across her face generated, a tattoo they did not long after their love-at-first-sight meeting. I wanted to share these recent photos of the healed tattoo — say what you want about the story behind the tattoo, but wow, Lesya really makes this tattoo work! It looks great on her — of course it helps that she’s beautiful and photogenic to start — and you can click any of these photos to see them at a large size.

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Handpoked Breast and Nipple Tattoos

Grace Neutral, a tattoo artist who specializes in handpoked work and is based in South London (although she travels regularly so don’t let that limit you — find her on Facebook or Tumblr) just did this incredible set of breast/nipple tattoos on Rebecka. Painwise, she tells me that the nipples hurt like crazy, but that it’s likely that doing them handpoked rather than grinding the ink in with a machine probably reduced the pain significantly. Click either picture for a bigger version.

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Tongues, tongues, slither in the psalms*

The beautiful rachietartz has sent in some new photos and it felt like a good day for a BMEgirl update.

Photo by Alanna Ralph, Photography Makeup and Hair by Rachael Martin from Salon Blush.

*I have stolen today’s title from a song in The Devil’s Carnival.  Coming up with titles is hard!

Have a membership?  Check out the BMEgirls gallery!

Feminine Horns

In all honesty, the aesthetic of horn implants isn’t for me, but this pair is nice and subtle and seem to suit Rebecca Davis perfectly. It’s like she was born with them!

Generally horn implants are pretty noticeable, so I was curious what her reasoning was for going with something a little less bold.

“Well I wanted to start off small to see how I liked them. After they healed I realized that most people don’t notice them so I don’t get stopped that often by random people saying “wuts that in ur head!?”. I like that I can hide them if I need to, they are like a surprise!”

The implant procedure was performed by Tony Snow, and photography is by Marshall Bradford.