This Week in BME


Oh hey, it’s Hack! You all remember Hack from this beatific shot from last winter, right? Well, we’re glad to see him at any rate. We cannot figure out, however, exactly what it is he’s trying to force down that bothers him so much. Something obtained from the pond behind him, perhaps? Some tree bark? A DREADLOCK? Whatever it is, if it’s a staple that plays a role in the statuesque appearance possessed by him and so many of his countryfolk, we will take several boxes of this vile creation. In all fairness, he does seem to warm to it just a touch…after the jump.

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And finally, folks, let’s wrap up our week with this photo of the lovely (and intense!) Kali, which comes to us by way of Jimmy, he of the ever-wonderful Diablo Organics body jewelry company, which has graciously provided the ear jewelry being worn above. Lovely! Oh, and one more thing before we go…

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And finally, folks, we conclude our broadcast week (and our summer of celebrity death) with this Roadhouse-inspired Patrick Swayze memorial tattoo by Emily at American Ink Tattoos in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She explains:

Roadhouse is a very important movie to my circle of friends (anyone who hasn’t seen the pop-up video commentary on this flick is seriously missing out on some quality drunken laughs), and when Swayze died I drew up this tattoo. It was something I had to do that day, and thankfully my good friend Tom was up for it. The thistle is a metaphor for Dalton, as we all know of his philosophical/cooler genius…

Fare thee well, Swayze. What else went on this week?

- Shark attack!

- Brianna made her triumphant return to ModBlog.

- Josh will seriously just straight up murder you.

- The appropriately named Bluetat checked in from some mannequin graveyard. He seemed pretty happy about it.

- Balls!

- Your editor is not up on his Spanish slang, apparently.

Thanks for hanging around, friends. Also! There may still be some goodies left for BME Shop’s 50%-off Kaos sale! Go take a look before it ends on Sunday at midnight. Other than that, we should be around tomorrow with a fun new interview, which is the sort of thing we can all get behind, right? Then, come Monday, we fire this sucker back up like normal. Until then, have fun, stay safe, and, of course, thank you for your continued support of BME.

This Week in BME


And finally, friends, we conclude our broadcast week with Sweden’s own Jhnah, who is upside down, maybe? No? Well then! We figure she’s got some “hair-raising” adventures planned for the weekend ahead! Right? Hair-raising? Because…guh. Never mind. Have a bonus photo as penance for my awfulness, after the jump.

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And finally, folks, let’s conclude our week with the lovely Candace, who seems to have misplaced her top. Ha ha, klutz. Luckily, this gives us a nice vantage point from which to view her in-progress sleeve by Toronto’s own Derek Lewis. After the jump, our hero puts some damn clothes on.

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And finally, you lovely people, let’s wrap up our week with this bathing suit-area pull, facilitated by Steve and Tracie. If there’s a better metaphor for the end of summer, we have not been made privy to it.

So goes the week that was. What might you have missed?

- Aw, young love, starring John and Preston.

- Aw, lovely floral sleeves, starring various flowers.

- Mawwiage! This is a very positive week thus far.

- And it’s Natalee (a.k.a. the future Mrs. John Joyce)! Seriously, what’s with all this love and happiness? Can we get a zombie uprising or meteor strike or something?

- Oak is just chock full of implants now, courtesy of Steve Haworth.

- Oh God we are freaking out.

And that is that! We may not be around a ton this weekend on account of ye olde long weekend, but we’ll be back next week, refreshed and raring to go (maybe). Until then, compatriots, have fun, stay safe, celebrate labor (that’s what Labor Day is for, yes?) and, as always, thank you for your continued support of BME.

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Hot damn that’s a whole lotta tattoo content, eh ModBloggers? Let’s cool off with a nice refreshing scarification piece, this one by Brian Wood at Liberty Tattoo in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. And it’s with that that we’ll leave you on this mild Friday. These have been an irregular couple of weeks, but come Monday we’ll be back to the ModBlog you know and love—honest! You probably haven’t missed much over the past little while, but just in case? We’d recommend checking out the Tattoo Hollywood posts, which are just chock full of awesomeness courtesy of Phil Barbosa, Thaddeus Brown and Jen Savage. We’ll try to make some appearances over the weekend, but until Monday, have fun, stay safe and, of course, thank you for your continued support of BME.

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This is pretty fantastic: Turns out, a little while ago, Micah (intentionally) snipped one lobe and fit it with some prostheses of his own design. This fancy little number fits in the lobe like normal and then is held in place by what appears to be a leather strap or perhaps some industrial hockey tape, which is then secured to posts in the lobe. He’s currently at 1.5 inches and has literally nothing standing in his way; ingenuity, thy name is Micah.

And so goes our week, gentle ModBloggers. What happened this time around?

- We had this intricate cutting courtesy of Brendan.

- Smiles and bindis.

- Thesinnerteam suspended pretty damn high, and instigated a valuable discussion about safety procedures.

- A beautiful story here about a young man who died before he was able to get tattooed.

- This is why you don’t buy used iPods.

- Anders never ceases to impress with his incredible scarification work.

- Meghan McCain is going to be trawling for ass at a tattoo convention near you.

And that’s it! We’ll be by over the next couple days, then come Monday, we gas things back up and get back to our full crushing power. Until then, enjoy the weekend, stay safe and, of course, thank you for your continued support of BME.

Tattoo Hollywood, BME’s first tattoo convention, is coming to Los Angeles from August 21-23, featuring contests, prizes and some of the best artists from around the world! Click here for more information.

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Oh sweet holy shit. This is just…my God, man. The work (by Dustin Gray at AAA Tattoo in Rogers, Arkansas) is excellent—top o’ the scalp isn’t always an easy spot to get right—but this is about as terrifying as one could hope for. This gentleman has tried to grow his hair back, but this tattoo has scared his damn hair follicles shut. True story.

And just like that, dear readers, our week has reached its logical conclusion. What the hell just happened?

- Brian Decker is slaying lately, and this hand/wrist/forearm cutting is just further evidence of the fact.

- The Owl God made a triumphant appearance!

- This gentleman was fortunate enough to survive his own autopsy, which is pretty rare.

- Sidra won the 2009 BME Scholarship!

- We instituted our moratorium on Michael Jackson tattoos, but went out with a bang.

- It’s Log!

- It’s Dong!

- Massachusetts is going in the right direction with new regulations. Dallas is not.

And we’re off! Keep checking back all weekend for Alex’s dispatches from the 2009 Oslo SusCon and whatever other goodies we manage to dig up, and then come Monday it’s back to business as usual. Until then, have fun, stay safe and, as always, thank you for your continued support of BME.

Tattoo Hollywood, BME’s first tattoo convention, is coming to Los Angeles from August 21-23, featuring contests, prizes and some of the best artists from around the world! Click here for more information.

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Good God, well, if this isn’t a fine way to wrap things up this week, I don’t know what is. Two of our returning champions, Heather (more) and Tracie (more, more), covered in blood (or a reasonable substitute), hanging out at the Baltimore Tattoo Convention, and conveniently captured sharing a tender moment by the good folks with Metal Disco Photography. Whew. Yeah. Well…yeah.

And that, friends, will be that for this week. What kinda good times did we have this time around?

- Cats vs. Bees: The Revengening.

- LA Ink made some unwise personnel decisions, but at least wang tattoos can save your ass.

- GAHHHHHH KILL IT KILL IT SEND IT TO HELL

- One of the finer silicone implants we’ve seen in a while. Ahoy.

- You’re not a man until you learn to tie a bow-tie.

- A children’s treasury of dead celebrity tattoos! We are going directly to hell.

- And finally, don’t steal money to fund your body modification procedures, you grinning douchebag.

We’ll make a casual appearance or two over the next couple days, but come Monday morning, this ship sails ahead at full speed. Sounds good? Sounds good. Until then, friends, enjoy yourselves, stay safe and, of course, thank you for your continued support of BME. We’ll see you soon.

Tattoo Hollywood, BME’s first tattoo convention, is coming to Los Angeles from August 21-23, featuring contests, prizes and some of the best artists from around the world! Click here for more information.