A sure fire way to call attention to any tattoo is to add a bit of color. Of course when that color comes from a pair of microdermals in your neck, it becomes even more noticeable.
Alright so here’s the breakdown of everything. The piercings are by Joeltron from First Blood in Sydney. The tattoo is by Ange while she was doing a guest spot there. And according to the description, in this photo the dermals are healed while the tattoo is still fresh.
We’ve seen microdermal projects similar to this one before, however this time it isn’t from the gang out in The Netherlands. Chris Saint is from Santa Clarita, CA and he’s been experimenting with these projects for a while now. With all piercings there is the possibility for rejection, which is increased in situations like there where he did 28 individual piercings. What I like about this particular one is that he didn’t use the same size jewelry to give the star a bit of variety. According to Chris this piece is still in place and he’ll be sending in some healed photos sometime soon.
You can see more of Chris’ work in his BME piercing portfolio.
After seeing today’s BMEGirl, I suddenly have a craving for watermelon.
Piercings by Chris Saint from Artifact Tattoo in Santa Clarita, CA
A lot of discussion has arose over some of the microdermal projects that have been coming out of Tribal Trading Tilburg. While in some cases the projects have held up well over time, sometimes they don’t. Nesh Cash, one of the artists at Tribal Trading Tilburg, always ensures that the clients are aware of both the difficulties in maintaining piercings of this type, but also the risks of scarification afterwards. Unlike the triskellion project, this cross (which was featured a few months ago), didn’t take and resulted in an interesting looking scar.
Just like any piercing, the potential for rejection is present, and with projects like this, the chances are increased. It’s great to see that Tribal Trading Tilburg is trying new things, and while not every project is a perfect success, even the ones that reject can still result in an interesting modification.
Whenever I post a microdermal project from Tribal Trading in The Netherlands, someone always chimes in that they don’t think it will last, and they’ll probably end up with a silly looking scar. To start with, whether the microdermals last one day or 10 years, the work should still be recognized as incredible, both as a testament to the artist, as well as the owner who will be living with it. Of course some may reject, but that same risk comes with a large variety of piercings and modifications. It all depends on how the owner heals and how well they take care of them.
Now, with that said, let’s check in on one of Nesh Cash’s projects that was featured a couple of months ago. This Triskellion design is comprised of 33 individual piercings. Here’s how it looked 6 months ago.
And now here it is 6 months later..
As you can see, all 33 are still in place, with no rejections or scarring. It just goes to show, microdermals that are well taken care of can last, even when a lot of them are grouped together.
The Tribal Trading gang up in The Netherlands are quickly becoming the go-to people for microdermal projects. Today’s piece by Bart Bastiaanse is reminiscent of Pac-Man’s favorite fruit.
Who better than to do a microdermal portrait of The Netherlands’ most popular children’s character than Nesh Cash from Tribal Trading, located in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Oh, and before you go and say something like “too bad that’ll never last”, quite a few of Nesh’s microdermal projects have held up successfully, including ones with a lot more jewelry.
Her name may be Polareyez, but she’s definitely hot. Featuring work from Nick Friederich, Jason Ackerman, Brian Decker, and Starr Belew, Polareyez has a lot going on for her. Hopefully I can twist her arm to come down to BMEFest 2011.
I’ve got one more pic of her, but you’ll have to keep reading to see it.
We’ve seen quite a few forehead microdermals designed to represent the third eye, however we don’t see a lot of projects that continue the line of chakras down the body. WonderfulMouse here has gone out and gotten a series of four microdermals that represent the Swadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata, and Vishuddha chakras. It’s worth noting that her jewelry choice matches the color that represents each chakra.
Microdermals by Jeremy from Deep Roots in Seattle, WA.
I will never doubt this woman’s commitment to sparkle motion ever again. I know some pretty intense Hello Kitty fans, but to get that many microdermals in the shape of said kitty is beyond what any of them would do. This is fandom. Take note, she also has Hello Kitty plugs, and those cheek piercings are pretty cute too.
Bart Bastiaanse from Tribal Trading Tilburg in The Netherlands painstaking crafted this portrait out of 75 individual microdermals. My count may be wrong, so if your eyesight is better than mine, go ahead and count them. Bart uploaded a few pictures of this project, including some of him in action. They’re located in the Tribal Trading Portfolio Gallery.