While celebrating today, be sure to light off as many illegal fireworks as you can, while consuming copious amounts of alcohol, meat and deep fried foods.
This M*A*S*H tattoo comes from Angie down at First Blood in Sydney, and is conveniently located in the patriotic tattoo gallery.
Since today is Brian Decker‘s birthday, and he’s one of the biggest contributors to The Friday Follow-up, this week’s post is just for him.
So from all of us here at BME… Happy Birthday Brian!
Oh and what the heck, here’s one of the scars he did back in November. Hopefully it’ll remind him to send in more healed photos.
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Today is Rachel‘s birthday. She does a lot of work that goes unsung and I couldn’t ask for a better boss or friend. Rachel, I hope you have a great birthday and that you actually take a day to relax for a change. Thank you for all that you do! Happy birthday to the HBIC!
Photo by Sophia Tsipidis
If you’ve ever had to contact BME for any reason in the past 8 years, chances are you’ve talked to Jen. Jen does everything, from moderating photo submissions to maintaining the BME411, all while tackling every single customer service issue that gets sent her way. That firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address? That’s the direct line to Jen. If you need something fixed, or have questions to ask, she’s the one to talk to.
On top of all that, she’s an incredible person and deserves every ounce of praise that comes her way. She was the one who whipped me into shape when I first started up here, and she still sends me e-mails to keep me in line (not to mention convincing me to wake up at 6am to pick her up from the airport).
Happy Birthday Jen! I hope you have a great day with all your family and friends!
He’s a living legend and one of the finest artists to wield a blade. There isn’t anything I can say that hasn’t been said before, so I’ll just leave you with this. Happy Birthday Ron!
Twenty years ago today in Melbourne, Australia a piercing and tattoo studio opened by the name The Piercing Urge. Well in the past 20 years the studio has gone on to win numerous awards and become Melbourne’s premier destination for body modification. Last year’s BME World Tour stopped by and the guys were generous enough to host us, as well as taking the time to sit down for some interviews. We’ve already featured Matt Martyr’s interview, as well as Ran Maclurkin’s 1 hour tattoo. In the coming weeks you can look forward to more interviews with Pete Sheringham and Ran.
And keep an eye on ModBlog for some new stuff from The Piercing Urge. They just added two new artists, Aaron Lyons and Fred Bains, so expect some great stuff!
Today is Rob’s birthday. I taunt Rob a lot because, well, because I can. He’s a pretty good sport about it and that’s a good thing because I really can’t seem to stop. He’s a pretty good sport about a lot of things and no matter what you may think of his posts here on ModBlog, he certainly tries hard and we appreciate that. Good for you Rob! Happy birthday and enjoy your day!
Here’s a photo I took of Rob on New Year’s Eve.
It was just over a year ago that I first started writing for ModBlog full time. Those first few weeks were pretty rough, but with the help of this man, I pushed through and kept at it. Over the past year he’s been there to pick up my slack when I’ve gotten sick, and he’s taken the extra time he has to put out some fantastic interviews. So while we may not see much of him anymore, Sean is still part of the ModBlog team and is always working on something great for the readers. So I’d like you all to take a minute to wish Mr. Sean Philips a very happy birthday.
Have a great birthday Sean, and as a wise man once said, “Keep on, keeping on.”
BME member eLHATABorov just had his 21st birthday and to celebrate his dad’s girlfriend baked him a BME cake! It’s always nice to see parents embracing their child’s culture, as opposed to shunning it.
No word on what kind of cake it was.
Yep, I’m going to be “that guy” this year. I completely forgot to put this up yesterday, so it’s coming in a day late.
Anyway, this past weekend Allen Falkner celebrated his [REDACTED]th birthday! Allen has been a huge part of this community for years, and even in his old age he isn’t slowing down any. This coming weekend will be the 2011 Dallas Suscon, hosted by Allen and sponsored by BME.com, which is the annual gathering of suspension practitioners, to learn new techniques and new ways to make suspensions even safer than they are now.
So take a minute today to wish this living legend a happy birthday today (even though his birthday was on Sunday).
(photo stolen shamelessly from Facebook. Photocredit: Nakedlens.org)
Now in addition to all the learning to be had this weekend, there is plenty of fun happening as well. On Friday night, The Lizard Lounge and Allen are presenting Freaks and Fetish! This year’s show includes a performance by Swing Shift Sideshow, who we’ve seen on ModBlog before. In addition there will be performances by Mosh, Genne Lasko, IAM: southtownbaby, and Håvve Fjell, from Pain Solution.
The event is open to the public, so even if you’re not attending the conference, if you’re in the Dallas area stop on by. Doors open at 9:00 – 18+ $10 over / $15 under 21 / $5 off with dog tag or Church VIP – You can get more information right here.