Speaking of Yann Brënyàk of Body Temple (londonbodytemple.com), another in his growing arsenal of modifications is this scar on his leg, totally self performed, which is always very impressive to me even though there’s no shortage of self-blading in this world. The core swastika heart design is great, and I like the way that he’s mixed heavy bands of skin peeling with find detail scarwork with the swastika geometry background pattern. Another nice touch is the random slashing around the border, which if you know Yann’s facial tattooing, is a motif that is echoed across his identity.
Those with long memories may recall way, way, way back in 2007 Hugh Mattay, now modifying people at 119 Tattoo (oneonenine.com.au) in Sydney, had his batwing eyebrow tattoos posted here. Since then he’s had a lot of tattooing added to his forehead, with the stripes exploding out over his temples being perhaps my favorite of the bunch. But he’s also been piercing himself this week, adding first the medusa piercing, and now a pair of cheek piercings. I’m always impressed when people do their own labrets or medusas because it’s so hard to judge one’s own facial symmetry, and it only takes being off my a millimeter to look wrong.
Here’s Kristie California for your Friday BMEGirl ogling.
Tattoos are credited to Anthony Stith, Rick Anders & Kevin Kowalski, from both DV8 Tattoo & Leviathan in Roseville & Rocklin Ca. Photo by Savir Photography, Hair by Laura Milo, and Makeup by Jen Siqueiros.
And just because I can, here she is in a vinyl pencil skirt. (Photo by Rodney San Photography)
The BMEShop has another new shirt ready to go. This one was designed by Kenneth Botsford Jr. who some of you may know as IAM:Zeus. This isn’t the first t-shirt design created by a member of the community, and it certainly won’t be the last. So to all those artists out there who have a great idea for a BME shirt, just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your design and your shirt could be the next one printed up.
And just because I can, here’s IAM:Gisella_Rose showing off her own medusa, as well as the rest of her.
I am alone. They have gone into the house for breakfast, and I am left standing by the wall among the flowers. It is very early, before lessons. Flower after flower is specked on the depths of green. The petals are harlequins. Stalks rise from the black hollows beneath. The flowers swim like fish made of light upon the dark, green waters. I hold a stalk in my hand. I am the stalk. My roots go down to the depths of the world, through earth dry with brick, and damp earth, through veins of lead and silver. I am all fibre. All tremors shake me, and the weight of the earth is pressed to my ribs. Up here my eyes are green leaves, unseeing. I am a boy in grey flannels with a belt fastened by a brass snake up here. Down there my eyes are the lidless eyes of a stone figure in a desert by the Nile. I see women passing with red pitchers to the river; I see camels swaying and men in turbans. I hear tramplings, tremblings, stirrings round me.
Well for some odd reason, there aren’t any heavily modified babies to have as the BME New Year’s baby, so you’ll have to do with a BMEBoy instead. Now, as the baby is normally portrayed pushing aside an old man with a beard, it’ll be only fitting if Evan here were to start growing his beard again for the new year. Who knows, maybe by this time next year he’ll have himself a nice epic beard to help usher in a new BMEBoy for 2012.
With what should come as no shock to anyone in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is just about here. Snow is on the ground (at least out my window it is), and people are starting to bundle up. So to celebrate the coming winter wonderland this is the first of 3 winter themed posts for the day.
This is Soma, and it’s a little tricky to see, but she just had her ears scalpeled by Marcus from Tailor Made in Madison, WI. What you can see is just how chilly it is over in Madison. I’ve added a second picture just so you can see how lovely she is, even when freezing cold. That and you’ll be able to see her microdermal that is covered by her scarf in the first photo.