Everyone loves cutcakes

When people celebrate a special occasion cupcakes are often brought out for the festivities.  A single serving of yummy goodness that can be tailor-made to everyone’s tastes.  So what better way to celebrate Anders‘ 25th ModBlog post than with a cupcake cutting that he did this weekend.

Remember to stop by Anders’ BME scarification portfolio gallery to see more works by this talented scarification artist.

Give him a hand

Not to be outdone, Anders the Piercing Guy, also known as Alienboy over on IAM, also submitted some interesting scars over the weekend.  This one in particular caught my eye as hand scars are always a little tricky to pull off.

Thanks to Anders’ skill this cutting turned out great.  If you want to see how the scar came into being, there are quite a few procedural shots up in his BME portfolio gallery.

7 hours of pain…

…for a lifetime of enjoyment.

That’s exactly what JakeMindsnared went through over the weekend at the Surf N Ink International Tattoo Convention down on the Gold Coast in Australia.

Anders started working on the scar at the convention center, but when it was time for the show to end, he still wasn’t finished.  So they packed up, walked down the street and finished up at Anders’ shop.  According to Jake, the processes was grueling as the noise of the convention and the change of locale made it nearly impossible for him to concentrate, leaving him unable to focus on anything other than the pain.

Head over to Anders’ BME portfolio gallery to check out all the the incredible procedural shots.  From the laying of the stencil to the final cuts, it’s all there.

The Friday Follow-up

Earlier this week we got to take a look at a fresh cutting by Anders.   Well it turns out that fresh cutting on JakeMindsnared was actually done over 9 months ago.  This means, not only do we have a follow-up from earlier in the week, but also a look back at an earlier scar that Anders did on Jake.

So here’s Jake’s rhino scar just as it was finished, over a year ago.

To see how both this scar, and the horn scars look today, keep on reading.

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It slices, it dices..

It makes scar tissue out of ordinary flesh!  What is it you ask?  It’s the skilled blade of Anders the Piercing Guy.  Take a look below at just what his blade did to JakeMindsnared’s chest.

The rhino scar on his abdomen is also by Anders and is 3 months old at the time this photo was taken.  You can check out more of Anders’ work in his BME portfolio gallery, and if you keep reading you can see a couple of shots from the procedure.

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She’s Heartless

Ok, so she may not be heartless, but she is missing some skin in the shape of a heart.  Normally when we see scarification and tattoos combined it’s a scar design over top of blackwork, or a cutting used to enhance a tattoo (or vice versa).   In this case we’ve got a scar that cuts right through her vast assortment of chest tattoos.  It gives a nice contrast to them as it shows that underneath her skin, which is covered in spider webs and zombie legs, she has a heart that is strong enough to push through her exterior.  So no matter what someone may judge about how she looks from the outside, what matters most is what is inside.  Then again we’re here to admire her, which shouldn’t be a problem considering how pretty she is.

You can check out more of Anders’ work in his scarification portfolio.

You wouldn’t buy a car without a test drive….

..so why would you get magnetic implants without giving them a try right away?

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These magnetic implants were done by alienboy, who you may remember from one of his many modblog features or this interview.

On a side note: These magnetic implants were a fairly recent submission so I assume they are the newer generation of magnets that have not been known to have the same coating failure issues the initial batch did.

2009 BME Year End Awards

Happy New Year!! Let’s start this off by giving away free stuff!

It must have been the year I turned 21 that each day started by passing more and more quickly. I remember being 12 thinking I”d never be 16, then 18, then 21 and now I’m 4 months away from being 30. It means another year of growing BME has come and gone. It seems like the 2008 Awards were posted just a few days ago but it’s been a year. A whole year. We’ve seen so many ups and downs. This year marks the largest contribution by one person over the course of a year, which is also the largest contribution by one person during a year in the history of BME. There are also a couple faces here from last year that we couldn’t kick off the leader boards if we tried. Perk900, I’m talking to you, let’s see you get first place next year!! With this being the last day of 2009, I figured I’d kick it off right and present the 2009 Year End Contributor Awards!

You’ll also note that if you check the leader boards you’ll see different people listed in the top ten for image contributions than are listed below. Our 2nd and 3rd place winner is actually the same person so they’ve been combined and Jen gets disqualified and doesn’t get to win a contributor staff shirt because she already gets one for being staff! That moves everybody up one or two spots and that’s how we’ve come up with the list below.

If you are on the list, you’ll be contacted by me personally. If you don’t hear from me, check your spam or please email me with your address and shirt size to [email protected]. We will be sending out a very special surprise to the top contributor in each section!

I’m throwing in some BME trivia for you all to enjoy as well:

BME Facts:
Photos: 4,493,138
Experiences: 46,980
Videos: 7,942 (plus more that have been posted on Modblog!)
Posts on Modblog: 8,061
Comments on Modblog alone: 177,491
Average Daily Modblog readers; 112,387
Tattoo & Piercing Shops listed on 411.BME: 10,680 (not including the shops that are pending verification
Countries with users on BME: 70
Ask.BME answers: 1,083 (not including the previous version of the QOD)
Ask.BME comments: 2,870

There are tons of other things I haven’t included but I just wanted to show what we have all built together and thank you all again for contributing to BME and making the site what it is today.

TOP 10 IMAGE CONTRIBUTORS

1. 45,802 images

number1

Kitano Karyuudo

See the rest of this year’s top contributors after the break!

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WE’LL FIND A WAY


HEY MODBLOGGERS, SORRY FOR THE EXTENDED ABSENCE—SUBSTANTIAL TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES COMBINED WITH SOME METAPHORICAL CROSSED WIRES GOT US INTO THIS MESS, AND THEN WE HAD SUCH A GOOD TIME READING ALL THE JOKES YOU GUYS WERE CRACKING IN THE COMMENTS THAT WE JUST WANTED TO LET THAT STEW SIMMER A LITTLE LONGER. ANYWAY, IN CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY, HERE IS A HANDSOME CUTTING OF A RHINOCEROS—AN ANIMAL FAMOUSLY UNABLE TO PRESS DOWN THE SHIFT KEY WITH ITS MIGHTY STUMPY TOES AND THUS JUST KEEPS CAPS LOCK CRUISING AT ALL TIMES—COURTESY OF OUR OLD FRIEND ANDERS, WHO IS ON MODBLOG SO OFTEN WE COULD PROBABLY ASK HIM TO CHIP IN SOME RENT. BUT WE WON’T. WE WILL SIMPLY SIT BACK AND WAIT FOR HIM TO SUBMIT MORE OF HIS ALMOST SINGULARLY CLEAN AND PRECISE SCARIFICATION WORK, WHICH IS SOMETHING ON WHICH WE CAN COUNT PRETTY REGULARLY, WHICH MAY BE EVEN BETTER THAN A RENT CHECK.

Lie in the Light


Oh, what’s this? Another excellent scarification piece by noted intergalactic traveler Anders at Flesh Impressions in Broadbeach, Australia (more), you say? Yes, that seems to be quite in character for him, indeed. Here we see his work on familiar muse James, explained by the artist himself as such:

It’s an old handmade key design from late 1800s-early 1900s—a single line cut with cross hatching to give the key a handcrafted old look. When healed, it will be a subtle and discreet scar on the hand.

If the result of their last collaboration is any indication of how nicely James heals this sort of work, we can’t wait to see this new piece a little way down the line.