Let’s Help Out Our Buds!

So here is the scoop! We have three of our OG BME folks, Sean Philips, Rianne Philips and Jareb Foosh along with two others have entered into a 12 week long weight loss challenge.

Here at BME we love to see modified folks succeed and being that losing weight is potentially one of the most noticeable and physically demanding modifications you can make…lets help them out!

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Also, they may be on fire.

Their very first mini-chalenge is to get the most votes on their picture, team name and biography. Please help them out by voting! The voting system uses your Facebook account to verify who you are and make sure you aren’t voting more than once. Their team name is “Unrepentant Thinners” and you can vote for them by following this link.

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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Stay Calm is coming soon!

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Hey folks;
Jen has been kind enough to post on our behalf about the upcoming STAY CALM: Celebrating the life of Shannon Larratt memorial here in Philadelphia, but since I’m going to be posting on ModBlog when the whim strikes (mostly history content. There’s no school like the Old School) I figured now would be as good a time as any to post my first post and what better subject than the event that’s coming up soon!

Here’s the basic rundown:
The Philadelphia area IAM community- known for the last 13 years as ‘the Weirdos’- were always one of the most active IAM groups and when our friend passed away, we decided to throw a small get together to say our respects and our goodbyes. We figured that we’d get around thirty of our old friends, kick back at a bar and tell some stories and raise our glasses.

It’s sort of grown beyond thirty people; to date there are slightly over 200 folks making the trek to Philly by car, bus and plane. The Stay Calm planners have arranged a full day of fun- a family friendly park visit on the morning of 27th April leading into a wild night at Philadelphia’s only Leather Bar (which is owned by IAM members) that’ll feature raffles, drinks (both virgin and alcoholic) and a whole lot of fun.

Once we saw how many people were coming, I reached out to our amazing friends and asked for goodies that we could raffle off- with 100% of the profits going directly to Ari Larratt. They responded generously.

Our sponsors include:
Jimmy Buddha/Diablo Organics
Maya
Anatometal
Bishop Organics
Scylla Body Designs & Corsetiere
Gorilla Glass
Luis Garcia @ No Ka Oi
Diabolik DVD
Bella Vendetta
Rites of Passage
A ‘glider heart’ implant + procedure by Brian Decker
Scarification by John Joyce, Efix Roy and Ryan Ouellette
Jewelry (multiple manufacturers) courtesy of John Joyce/Scarab
Original Painting by Twitch
Tattoo gift cards from Off the Map Tattoo
Glider Heart Pendant by Jeremy Smith
… and more!

We’ve also got an AMAZING 18×24 hand screened print (printed in Philadelphia by Awesome Dudes Printing) by legendary poster artist Johnny Thief (pictured above) for sale, and again- 100% of profits go directly into Ari Larratt’s savings account.

If you’ve never been to a BMEfest, Bowling with Weirdos, East Coast BBQ- the events that helped shaped the IAM community- we’d love it if you could make it out and see what all the fuss is about. If you haven’t been to one in years… now’s the best time to come back home.

We have a Facebook RSVP page here that has up to date information on room and ride shares, local Philly tourist information and more as well as our event specific Stay Calm blog.

Thanks for having me here on ModBlog, and I’ll be seeing you all real soon!

Scalp-Crown Demon Ridges

While the vast majority of people choose the classic “horn” style forehead implant first made popular by The Enigma, there are an infinite number of ways horns and ridges can be applied to the skull. Some are very natural, some are aesthetically challenging, some are aggressive and hostile, others are alien and serene. I am definitely partial to this nice high set of ridges, a pair of triple half-beads, that Moscow body artist and implant maker Max Yampolskiy (FB/max.yampolskiy) created for his first “demon” client, photographed here at 23 days. They almost remind me of Swirly Wanx Sinatra’s ridges, but pushed much further up on the forehead, which gives them an appearance that works perfectly with the shape of the client’s face. They really look remarkably natural, as if he was born with them, which I think is a sign of aesthetic success.

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In this second photo you can get a clearer view of the exact shape they’ve used.

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They grow up so fast

About six years ago Shannon shared with you the story of Nadia, IAM: Spirytus’ daughter who, at the time, was six years old.  What was special at the time was that Nadia had just tattooed her dad.

Well, Nadia is 12 now, and she’s still at it.  She even has a small group of clients who are lined up for more work from her.  Her most recent piece was also on her father, which you can see below.

Now six years ago, when the story was first posted.  It was reblogged on a Christian parenting blog, which led to a pretty heated argument between members of their community and ours.  Keep in mind that her father is a tattoo artist, oversees all of her work, and it is all done in a studio.  Specifically Never Say Die in London, England.

It looks like she’s finally grown into those gloves.

Help out the youngest member of the BME family. Get a limited edition 2012 BME Classic Logo t-shirt. Read all the details here.

He’s Baaaack!

After the success of Samppa Von Cyborg’s 2011 US Tour the Von Cyborgs will be back again in 2012!

Samppa Von Cyborg is one of the world’s most famous practitioners of body modification and piercing. Samppa works extensively within the field of Body Modification and offers procedures of any size, ranging from basic piercings to very extreme modifications.

Seminars are also being offered in various locations across the USA. Seminars being offered are flesh stapling, tongue spltting, and transdermal theory. The transdermal seminar is being offered to both clients and body modification artists, while the tongue splitting and flesh staple class is reserved for professionals only.

Samppa Von Cyborg welcomes all clients regardless of the size of the work, their requirements, or their experience/knowledge of the body modification scene. Custom body modification work is being offered so if you have an idea, contact for a consultation, as more likely than not, the custom work a client has in mind will be possible.

For more information, appointments, and seminar information please contact voncyborg.usa@gmail.com

Hey Sweden!

This is primarily addressed to our Swedish readers, but if you have friends in the Stockholm area, direct them to this post.

Anders Allinger is a name any reader of ModBlog should be familiar with.  His piercings and scarification pieces have been a staple on ModBlog for many years, and he’s a big BME supporter.  Now you might be asking yourself what this has to do with Stockholm, as Anders is currently working at Flesh Impressions in Australia.  Well, he’s actually packing up his family and moving to Sweden, and is looking for work.  So if you know of any shops in the Stockholm area that are looking for an experienced body modification and scarification artist send Anders an e-mail.  And be sure to check out his piercing and scarification galleries.