My new friend, Anthony, is a young body piercer and talented guitar player from Pittsburgh, PA. When I asked him what inspired him to get pretty extensive facial work at such a young age (19) this was his response:
I decided to take the step of tattooing my face after a lot of thought. It ended with the result that no job, person, parent, or social stigma should be allowed to have higher authority over my own body then I do. The everyday battle for control over your own body is unimaginable. It seems to be able to modify yourself in any way you must first endure a showering of opinions, discouragement and pressure. So to break free from that is something to be said for anybody who modifies themselves.
Before getting it done I looked deep inside myself and meditated on the decision for a long while before iI knew that it was right. Since the day it was done I have felt like it should have been there all along, and I have never felt more spiritually in tune with myself.
Its a liberating experience, I recommend it to anyone!
Facial work by Neil Reitan in Spring Lake Park, MN.
For 2 more pics of Anthony’s facial work including what could very well be Modblog’s goofiest facial expression of 2010, keep on keeping on.