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.
In this second photo you can get a clearer view of the exact shape they’ve used.
Just a word of caution before getting into this post. Facial suspensions are extremely dangerous, and have only been successfully attempted by two people, both of whom put in an extensive amount of research and training (we’re talking years) before even throwing the first hook. They can easily lead to serious injury, death, or a cheesy John Travolta/Nic Cage film.
Ahoy-hoy, ModBloggers! Hope your Saturday is treating you well. I’m just in and out at the moment, but I wanted to quickly share this gorgeous portrait of Dave‘s. It’s not of anyone in particular, but, as he explains:
I, like so many of our community members, have been totally fascinated with tribal cultures and their ideas of body art and beauty. In all simplicity this tattoo is my way of paying homage and showing people what body modification means to me and showing where my roots in this industry lay.
From a technical standpoint, I’m very curious to see how the huge amount of white holds up in the long term. I’ve got high hopes, though—I really love the look of this piece.
Picture 1: Helping a friend with some portfoliowork. Credit goes to Ylva Holm Torsteinson!! I got my septum in San Francisco… Some place. Cute piercer. Rawr. Lobes 12mm. Way too small ):
Picture 2 (click through): Eating “lunch” in France at a huge photojournalist festival. Gah. Amazing. The same septum as in picture 1… Still got it in San Francisco (Mom’s Body Shop). The piercer was hot. GRRRR!
Whether your favourite hair themed film is Blow Dry, Don’t Mess With Zohan or Sweeney Todd (I could go on but I’m sure you don’t want me to) – Get your clippers around these knuckle tattoos by Adam Harris of New Tribe, Brixham, England.