We recently put up a post to invite people to apply to for a staff position over at ASK.BME. After combing through tons of responses, I selected a handful of professionals from the industry to help answer questions. They’ve already hit the ground running and between the four of them have answered almost 200 questions in the past week.
Let’s all give a warm welcome to BME’s new ASK Staff members, Joeltron, Kylie Garth, Ryan Mills and Cere Coichetti! They’re here to help answer your body modification questions. Some of them you may recognize as long time contributors to BME and Modblog as well as being IAM members. Some are definitely more controversial than others but active industry professionals, none the less!
Feel free to send in some questions! To celebrate the addition of new ASK.BME, I’ve added 3 months to all IAM account expiration dates which should add 3 months to everyone’s accounts that are already active as well as making any expired IAM accounts accessible again!
In addition to adding new ASK staff, we’ve been cranking along turning out new fixes and features to IAM as well as tweaking various pages so they’re more in line with the old IAM. More changes are coming and we’re hoping that by the end of the summer we’ll have all of the new things we’ve been busy working on behind the scenes completed! It’s been a huge project that has spanned several years but we’re finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you to everyone who has been patient and understanding while we work to bring BME up to par with the rest of the advances that the internet has seen come to light!
Our New ASK.BME Staff
Why hello there! I’m Joeltron – a professional body modification artist based in Sydney Australia. I personally have a number of visible implants, my eyeball tattooed, multiple stretched piercings, my tongue bifurcated, scarification and various other heavy modifications – so I understand the feeling of being on the sharp end of a needle and feel that it helps when understanding how one of my clients feel.
I have been professionally piercing since 2002 and opened my own Custom Tattoo & Piercing studio First Blood (Darlinghurst) in 2010 where I am the head body piercer and work with some truly amazing internationally renowned artists.
At my studio, we only pierce with g23 internal thread titanium jewellery and educate all of our clients to benefits of good quality materials and practitioners. Our shop is a huge advocate for APP.
I have always been into modifications, reading up on procedures and old/new methods since I was very young. I started working in a Piercing studio at the age of 18 where I began to soak up more knowledge and loved helping people. I started piercing professionally a short period after that and still love my job every single day!
Studio: FirstBlood.com.au – 77 William Street, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010 Australia
Mobile: 0403 1337 77 (SMS Only)
Kylie Garth – Sydney, NSW, Australia
My name is Kylie Garth. I am a professional body piercer and was born in New Zealand,I currently live and work in Sydney Australia at a studio called First Blood.
I have been piercing for 5 years and love my job very much. I love doing ear work,genital and anything heavy gauge.
I have had over 60 piercings and a few heavier modifications my favorites are my cheeks, double philtrum, 0g conchs and my tongue bifurcation.
I am constantly learning and expanding my skills to better myself
Ryan Mills – Dallas, TX
I started piercing over a decade ago in Salt Lake City, Utah. After my apprenticeship ended and I put in my time at my shop, I moved to Las Vegas to work on the strip. During my years in Vegas I toured with Ozzfest during the summer as their piercer. After growing tired of Las Vegas, I moved back to Salt Lake City. I have worked in several states over the years including Utah, Nevada, Arizona and California. Most recently I have come to call Texas my home. I am a freehand piercer and am constantly striving to expand my body modification capabilities. My true passion is branding and scarification. I practice both strike and thermal cautery branding along with scalpel scarification.
I am currently manager and head modification artist at Eastside Tattoo and Piercing Studio in Dallas, Tx.
Cere Coichetti – New York, NY
Cere is a long time contributor to BME as well as an extremely controversial member of IAM. He’s considered by many to be an instrumental member of the suspension community and is known internationally for his facilitation of suspensions to those in need. Cere is a long time member of Rites of Passage.
Cere is a character that people seem to either love with a passion that drives them to allow him to tattoo them or people hate him so much that they boycott IAM. Cere will drop everything at the drop of the hat to fly across the country to help a friend in need, whether it’s a personal favor or to help them get off the ground and up into the air.
Regardless of if you love him or hate him, Cere will always be there for you.