I have good news. While it’s not the full shop, we have reopened BME Shop with some clothing and accessories. We’re still working out details about other products for the shop and we’ll see if we can get some of the other old designs back so do keep checking back. There’s even a gift card option.
Go have a look, tell your friends, buy some swag!
Check out BME Shop.
And feel free to share photos with us of yourself in your new BME Gear!
I’ve just received an email about a new tattoo book on the market. Lexicon of Tribal Tattoo part 2 by Radomir Fiksa is available now. Get your copy here.
It is with a broken heart that I must make this announcement. On June 24th, 2022, Rachel passed away in her sleep. What can I possibly say? Rachel was a force and a light in the world. She had a passion and a love for the body modification community. She did so much for so many and without looking for any praise. In addition to our BME community, Rachel was well known in the car racing community and had just returned from the Gold Rush Rally, where, I’m told, she had the time of her life.
Right now, we are broken. We are deeply grieving this magnificent person whose life was cut far too short. Please keep her fiancee Marks and her daughter Ari in your thoughts and please respect theirs (and my) privacy at this time, while we try to come to terms with the unimaginable. Rachel leaves behind countless friends and loved ones who mourn her.
Rachel’s good friend Jimbo posted a video that can be seen, here.
We’ll miss you, Rachel. Your memory will remain a blessing for all who knew and loved you.
There’s an upcoming release for a new tattoo book, published by Gazelle in the UK, titled Tribal Tattoo Encyclopedia. The book will be released at the end of the month.
Check out a few sample pages from inside the book:
Illustrations: 500 b&w photos
Publication Date: 30-Nov-2021
If you’d like to order your own copy, you can get it here.
BME suffered a hardware malfunction on Sunday, April 5th. This has caused a site wide outage. This affects BME and the “friends of BME” sites that are hosted in BME’s colo cabinet.
While the hardware that needs to be replaced is fairly minor, it is a critical component of BME’s hosting environment and can’t function without it. It is also a specialty item that can’t be sourced locally. Due to closures and delays caused by COVID-19, what could normally be sourced in a few hours, will likely take several days.
Please bear with us while we
obsessively check the mail patiently wait for the replacement to arrive.
Remember to wash your hands and practice social distancing!
Find more information at CDC.gov!
(Update: In case you missed it, BME has been back up since April 10th!)
On behalf of BME, we wish everyone happy holidays and have a safe, happy New Year!
Tattoo by Filip von Haring, Czech Republic.
Here’s a new book that, while not exactly body modification related, will probably still be of interest to lots of you!
Goliath Books presents…
Marquis De Sade – 100 Erotic Illustrations
Vintage erotic edition!
Marquis De Sade has shocked for generations, was sentenced to death, his books were censored, artists, authors as well as psychologists have dealt with his work. De Sade writings became the symbol of the forbidden worldwide – perversion personified. Now, for the first time, Goliath Books presents a unique text-free collection of all erotic illustrations of De Sade’s works, published as a beautiful hardcover book.
More after the break! NSFW!
Lexicon of Tribal Tattoos: Motifs, Meanings, and Origins
Tattoos have played an important role in human culture for thousands of years. Ideal for the tattoo artist, anthropologist, or tattoo fan, this visual lexicon covers tattoos from hundreds of different cultures and lists meanings, reasons for wearing, rites of passage, and indicates placement for thousands of individual tattoos. Complete with nearly 650 illustrations, the book breaks down the symbology of these tattoos, indicating the origin and significance of motifs from tattoo cultures that still exist and those that have been lost to history. The breadth and depth of this information serves to inspire today’s tattoo artist and expand the knowledge of this ancient and global phenomena.
Size: 6″ x 9″ | 640 b/w illustrations | 240 pp
ISBN13: 9780764355653 | Binding: hard cover
Buy: Amazon.com, Amazon.ca
About the Author:
A professional tattoo artist from the Czech Republic, Radomir Fiksa writes articles and books on tattoo art and body modification. He is the founder of Provocative Tattoo, where he trains future tattoo artists.
TATTOO SUPER MODELS
Highly stylized, classy and sensually sexy images of inked models, shot by Christian Saint, a leader in the world of tattoo photography. Using light masterly to caress a woman´s skin, he is highlighting the sexiness of individual body art with a finesse that everybody can fall in love with.
For many years social critics have been trying to make young people aware of the fact that tattoos will last for a lifetime and that the insights of an 18-year-old might differ to the way they perceive things when they are 40. Tattoo Super Models by Christian Saint counters that well made tattoos on beautiful women are simply gorgeous. It is a plea for the courage to beautify oneself permanently, to do this without any fear of regret it once you’re old – because the bravado to really live in the moment is extremely sexy.
(NSFW after the link)
€ 34.99 / 32.99 GBP / $44.99
Star photographer Christian Saint’s best book yet. Perfect photos, masterfully produced with 50 of the world’s most beautiful tattoo models. The photo book shows lots of naked flesh, together with the most ingenious tattoos.
Five stars each for the best photographer, most beautiful models, and most creative tattoos! Stylish, professional, and super sexy.
(Click for the rest of the press release. NSFW!)