One for the road

Nick Whybrow is one of the many talented artists at Self Sacrifice in London.  Recently he packed up his bags and has gone on an extended vacation to spend some time with his loved ones in the southern hemisphere.  Before he left he did have time to do this one final tattoo at Self Sacrifice.

Don’t fret, Nick will be back eventually, and while he’s on the road he’s still going to be working and sending in his newest creations.

That’s a lot of cock

Viktor Sigil from Self Sacrifice in London sent in an interesting pair of tattoos that he did.  With four cocks to work with, the small changes in each design make them unique, yet thematically are so similar that they probably were done on two people who had some sort of bond, or just love the cock.  In any case, it’s always nice to see cock tattoos on ModBlog.


Bright ideas

According to Marissa, this will probably be the last time anyone sees this design.  This is one of those great examples of just how personal a tattoo can be.  We’ve all had moments where some stranger has asked us “what does that mean?”, hell it happened last night to me with a particularly nosy waiter.  For Marissa, she knows that the tattoo is there, she knows what it looks like, and what it means to her.  Which is all that should matter.

Tattoo by Mike Moses from Thicker Than Water in NYC.

Building on greatness

We’ve established in the past that Vincent Hocquet’s dotwork pieces are mind-bendingly awesome.  Today we’re going to look back on a piece that was first featured last August, and how far along it’s progressed since then.  So here’s how the sleeve started out.  A massive undertaking that blended geometry and flowers to create a beautiful image.

Then again, back in March, we saw this same sleeve, but the focus was on the latest addition, an all-seeing eye on the chest.  It also gave us a chance to see just how detailed the sleeve itself was.  What we thought was initially solid shapes turned out to be dotwork that was conforming to a perfect geometric shape.

Which brings us to today where the latest addition has taken the piece from his right shoulder, all the way across his chest.

Given how much blank skin there is on that lucky guy, I’d imagine we’re in for more from Vincent.  Be sure to check out more of his work in his BME portfolio gallery.

Piercing Chakras

We’ve seen quite a few forehead microdermals designed to represent the third eye, however we don’t see a lot of projects that continue the line of chakras down the body.  WonderfulMouse here has gone out and gotten a series of four microdermals that represent the Swadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata, and Vishuddha chakras.  It’s worth noting that her jewelry choice matches the color that represents each chakra.

Microdermals by Jeremy from Deep Roots in Seattle, WA.


According to Ziztur, during Penn and Teller’s stage show in Vegas, Teller performs one of his signature tricks, the shadow rose.  Here’s a quick youtube video of the trick to show you exactly what I’m talking about.  Now when you combine roses, shadows, knives and blood, you’ve got the makings for a great tattoo design.  Mark from Cheap Trx in St. Louis used this as his inspiration when he created this image for Ziztur.

BMEFest is Back!!!

You read that right!  This summer marks the return of the infamous BMEFest, and you’re all invited!  The event page has all the little details, but here are some of the highlights:

  • Lots of room for tents
  • Swimming pool
  • Bonfire (That I will NOT be jumping in this time)
  • Food will be provided, but only the basics like burgers, veggies, and chicken.  If you want something else, feel free to bring it.  Oh, and if you’re over 21, bring the booze (just don’t drive afterwards)
  • Suspensions/Pullings – The space is there, just need some practitioners to sign on and bring equipment.
  • And last but not least… BOUNCY CASTLES!!!  SLIP’N'SLIDES!!! AND MORE!!!

BMEtv will also be set up interviewing people, so if you’re interested, just let Rachel know in the event forum.

BMEFest is going to be a big family reunion, a time to get caught up with some old friends, and a place to make new ones.  The party starts on Saturday July 2nd, and goes until Monday night.

And because this is a family reunion, here’s a tattoo celebrating family by Sagie from Walk the Line Tattoo Parlour in Sweden.

So what are you waiting for?  Head on over to the event page and RSVP today!