Spring is finally here though you wouldn’t know it where I live since the snowbanks are all over 6 feet high. This beautiful piece by Platon Sosnitsyi, from Kipod in Israel, makes me hopeful that we will actually see green around these parts again. I love the way that hummingbird pops and depth in the flowers. It makes me ache for some new ink. And for summer!
I just received word that Ink, Blood and Spirit, a documentary on Little Swastika whose work has been featured on ModBlog in the past, is available on-demand as an online download. Here’s what the filmmakers had to say about it:
A biographical portrait of the self-taught tattooer and artist ”Little Swastika” , whose work is well known worldwide. Filmed in december of 2013 at his studio and gallery – Psyland – located in the small village of Tengen in southern Germany. The main focus is his life story with topics such as inspiration, religion, drugs and body modification.
The film has screened in twelve countries, has been nominated for best documentary and has been officially selected to several film festivals.
If you’d like to watch the trailer or rent the film, it costs a whopping $1.99, click here.
Alice: How long is forever?
White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second.
Artist: Kate Waiss
Studio: Kipod Tattoo
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
I ran across Pahakaksonen’s nail bed tattoo in the gallery today and it got me thinking that although we’ve talked about nail bed tattoos before I don’t know that I’ve ever seen one where the nail has fully regrown.
I would imagine that healing a missing fingernail isn’t the easiest thing in the world, so the fact that more ink didn’t fall out of this is pretty neat. I can clearly tell what it is, and I wonder if it will hold up as well (or better) than a conventional tattoo.
Click through to shed a little more light on the situation.
This photo submitted by Lee Wagstaff strikes a chord with me. I think full length mirrors for modified folks are a double edge sword. You could either be admiring how far you’ve come on your journey, or lamenting over how far you still have to go.
You can see a more of Lee’s awesome photos and plenty of others in the BME Gallery section!