Drum Scan Origination (Heidelberg Tango)
Dust Jacket on Hardcover (100% rayon with tissue backing, which increases durability)
Premium Matte Photo Paper 148g/m² (100 lb.)
71 full colour Photographs
Extensive Biographies (all text in English)
Hey folks, many of you know that Rachel was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2007. She has had many relapses and the drugs are simply not working. Her best option is a Stem Cell Transplant Program at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. They use Rachel’s own stem cells in order to help halt the disease. This treatment has a 98% success rate of preventing relapses.
As you can imagine, the medical costs for something like this are very high. A couple of her friends have started a Go Fund Me in order to help her out with medical costs. If you can help, please consider donating. And please share this with as many people as you can. Rachel has done a lot for the BME community and for many individuals. Let’s help her out in return.
Is that a severed hand or are you just happy to see me?
Check out Thing Gallery, where tattoo artists tattoo silicone hands for display. It started as a one-off charity event and turned into a long-standing gallery show.
On February 26th, Fareed Kaviani presented an exhibition of tattooed silicone hands and sheets at Melbourne’s Neon Parlour. All profits from the sale of the tattooed silicone went to SafeSteps and WIRE, two Melbourne based organisations dedicated to providing support to women and children experiencing domestic violence.
With support from INKED magazine, Things & Ink, Melbourne Permanent, Sailor Jerry, Protat (who donated $500 to the charities), Temple Brewery, Mulbury, Daseti, and Metal Couture, the event was a unique opportunity to view the work of many world-renowned artists such as Sasha Unisex, Grace Neutral, Guy Le Tatooer, and David Cote, including national talents such as Alvaro Flores, Matt Deverson, Lauren Winzer, and Mel Wink.
Each silicone hand was individually moulded from a unique cast of Fareed’s hand. With no prior knowledge of prosthetics or experience making moulds or using silicone, the process was one of trial and a shit load of error. Initially, the idea was to make one hand and write a ‘how to’ piece for INKED magazine, however, after investing over 3 months researching materials, contacting professionals, and sitting through hours of YouTube tutorials, Fareed felt like an article would be a premature ending. Plus, he didn’t want to part with his newfound skills in silicone moulding that easily. So, naturally, he contacted over 30 international, national, and local tattooists asking if they were interested in tattooing a hand or sheet that we could sell to raise funds for two incredibly important organisations, Safesteps and WIRE. And you can’t exactly say no to that! Lo and behold, these artists refused to shy away from the challenge and instead dedicated their time and demonstrated their artistic talent to create a beautiful and curious array of tattooed extremities and sheets.
With the exhibition complete, Fareed decided to continue Thing Gallery by commissioning artists to tattoo hands for the public to purchase through the website (www.thinggallery.com). Artists currently tattooing a Thing include:
Guy Le Tatooer guyletatooer.com
Jorge Ramirez @jorgeramireztattoo
Vond Barta @vondtattoo
Mel Wink @smel_wink
Fergus Simms @fergus_simms
Nic Tse @jynt
Or Kantor @om_kantor
Amy Unalome @amy_unalome_tattoo
Elric Gordon @elriccfh
William Jellman @pastilliam
Tim Tavaria @timtavaria
Matt Deverson @mattdeversontattoo
Zane Donnellan @gooneytoons_str
Onnie O’leary @onnieolearytattoo
Eugene Plotnikov @yeahgnar
Hannah Pixie @blackstabbathofficial
Russell Winter @russellxwinter
Leonie New @leonienewtattoos
Sasha Masiuk @sashatattooing
Damien Thorn @damien.j.thorn
Ishi Neve @ishi_neve
Thing Gallery also provides gallery quality tattooable hands and sheets direct to the public.
Thing Gallery have an exciting new project in the works featuring Hannah Pixie Snow, VICE magazine, and a full-sized silicone head! So follow their Instagram page @thinggallery for updates.
The single hands are current exhibited pieces, for sale in their gallery.
BME received a casting call, if you’re interested, information and contact info is below:
MTV Networks and the award-winning producers and journalists at Barcroft Productions are now casting for a new, documentary series. This fascinating series will explore the lives of unique families across America.
We are very interested in speaking to outgoing and opinionated families from the body modification/suspension community, who can accurately represent what it means to be a part of this community and can help to dispel any misconceptions about the lifestyle. We would love to talk to anyone who believes they have a story to tell.
If this sounds like you and your family’s life, we want to hear from you!
Please email us ASAP at: MTVDocumentary2016@gmail.com
Make sure to include your name, location, contact information, photo and a brief paragraph about you, your family and share details about your lifestyle.
Hey everyone, did you know you can still get BME patches? Well you can! As you may be aware, Rachel’s home flooded in 2015 and lost all personal belongings along with all of BME Shop’s stock, BME’s computers, etc. These patches are being produced by a friend of her partner, David’s and all proceeds go directly back to BME to help us recover our losses. Not only will you be receiving awesome patches, but you’ll be helping BME!
I took the photo below and included a quarter for size, these are perfect for bags or jackets.
Hey folks, are you in Southern California? The 16th Annual So Cal BME/IAM BBQ is taking place on Saturday, August 6th, 2016, hosted by our friends David and Tiffany. Check out their Facebook event page for more information!
And, if you go, don’t forget to take photos and submit them to BME!
(Click the photo to go to the Facebook page.)
This is some serious facial scarification sent in by alfredote.
See more in skin removal scarification.
I recently received an email about a movie that looks pretty entertaining. Check out the trailer and information on the film and its release dates below.
THEATRICAL RELEASE 6 JANUARY 2016
*THE MOST LUNATIC VAMPIRE ACTION FILM YOU’LL EVER SEE*
Manga Entertainment is excited to announce a UK theatrical release of cult Japanese director, Takashi Miike’s latest cinematic feast, Yakuza Apocalypse. The film, which recently wowed audiences at the London Film Festival and had its world premiere at Cannes Directors Fortnight is coming to UK cinemas January 6.
In what The Telegraph’s Robbie Collin refers to as ‘demented brilliance’, the film is arguably the craziest vampire-gangster genre mashup ever witnessed. Miike’s signature blend of deranged horror, slapstick and action are all on display here, making Yakuza Apocalypse not only his most fun film but also the most bizarre to date.
Yakuza Apocalypse tells the story of Kageyama who is ridiculed for being the only member of the Yakuza clan unable to brand himself with their signature tattoo due to sensitive skin. However, when a dying Kamiura, the most feared boss in the Yakuza underworld, bites Kageyama he is transformed into a bloodthirsty monster who will stop at nothing to avenge his former boss.
“This is definitely the most insane vampire movie you’ll ever see and we are extremely proud to be bringing it to the big screen! For those familiar with Miike’s controversial yet fun work, you’ll be happy to know he is on fine ‘crazy’ form with this action-packed and blood-soaked horror. Yakuza Apocalypse is also from the producers of The Raid 1 & 2 so you know the fight scenes are exceptionally kinetic and the story is a thrilling spectacle!” – Andrew Hewson, Marketing Manager at Manga Entertainment
Director: Takashi Miike
Cast: Yayan Ruhian, Hayato Ichihara, Rirî Furankî
Synopsis: Due to his sensitive skin, Kageyama is ridiculed by his fellow Yakuza clan members for being the only one who cannot be branded with their signature tattoo. When Kamiura, the fearsome Yakuza boss who also happens to be a bloodsucking vampire is brutally killed by a competing clan, he passes on his vampire powers to his loyal lieutenant. Now Kageyama is transformed into a bloodthirsty monster who will stop at nothing to avenge his former boss.
BME wishes you a very happy new year. Have fun tonight and be safe. We’ll see you in 2016.
Artist: Steven Kerr
Studio: Liquorice Tattoo
Location: Kirriemuir, Scotland