Viva la sangre!

Ron Garza sends in this powerful photo of Jon Durante‘s facial cuttings. Along with several other friends, they climbed to the top of an Aztec pyramid (a site no stranger to blood rituals) and performed a series of rituals and modifications (read and see more on their IAM pages)… They were escorted off the pyramids by the Federales, but the police were respectful and let them go after getting them away from the tourists.

Ron says that they were told this was the most blood spilled on that pyramid in the last five hundred years.

This photo just gives me the chills; and that was before I’d read the story… I think I’m going to leave it up as the top entry for a while (that’s why I posted lots today). It’s really one of my favorite photo sets I’ve received at BME of all time.

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Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

18 thoughts on “Viva la sangre!

  1. Wow. That’s an amazing story and similarly amazing photos. I’m fascinated that the police didn’t chuck ‘em off the side of the pyramid or anything – like I’m sure they would have in the States.

    *stares at photo some more*

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  3. This was one of the most amazing expieriences in my life, I am flattered it moved so many people, I love you guys!!!

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  5. jon durante is pretty intense in a calm steady piercing way. i met him up in seattle when his cuttings were well scarred up. they look great.

  6. once again, john durante is one of the greatest mod artists. he takes everything into a personal matter, and makes it such a great experience while having a great time.

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