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safepiercing:

Here, ladies and gentlemen, is a perfect example of why you do not use a gun to pierce something. 

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This cringe-worthy reblog is brought to you by the fine folks at the The Association of Professional Piercers (APP).

This isn’t tattoo related, but taking care to learn about body mod safety and quality is what serious collectors do! Don’t be a poser: do your research!

782 notes | Posted Jan 21, 13 #safety #piercings #body mod #health

Body mod icon Stalking Cat confirmed dead
Stalking Cat, an international body modification icon, was found dead in his Nevada home November 5 at the age of 53. No cause of death has yet been stated.
Born Dennis Avner and a member of the Huron and Lakota nations, Stalking Cat was well known for his [extensive body modifications] which included near full-body tattooing, transdermal whiskers, extensive silicone facial implants, teeth filing, and splitting his lip and ears. Many of the modifications were experimental at the time and became more common only afterwards.
A former Navy veteran and self-employed computer programmer, Stalking Cat explained his body modifications were part of an old Huron practice no longer widely known. Having been featured on international programs and done countless appearances, Stalking Cat told BME Zine editors a few years ago that he “found fame, but never fortune.”
While the media obsesses over rumors of suicide and the “ethics” of allowing an individual to modify their body, those of us who choose to modify our bodies—even just a small tattoo—must remember that we had at least some of the way paved for us by Stalking Cat and other body mod icons.

Body mod icon Stalking Cat confirmed dead

Stalking Cat, an international body modification icon, was found dead in his Nevada home November 5 at the age of 53. No cause of death has yet been stated.

Born Dennis Avner and a member of the Huron and Lakota nations, Stalking Cat was well known for his [extensive body modifications] which included near full-body tattooing, transdermal whiskers, extensive silicone facial implants, teeth filing, and splitting his lip and ears. Many of the modifications were experimental at the time and became more common only afterwards.

A former Navy veteran and self-employed computer programmer, Stalking Cat explained his body modifications were part of an old Huron practice no longer widely known. Having been featured on international programs and done countless appearances, Stalking Cat told BME Zine editors a few years ago that he “found fame, but never fortune.”

While the media obsesses over rumors of suicide and the “ethics” of allowing an individual to modify their body, those of us who choose to modify our bodies—even just a small tattoo—must remember that we had at least some of the way paved for us by Stalking Cat and other body mod icons.

4,686 notes | Posted Nov 13, 12 #tattoos #stalking cat #body mod #body modification #fyeahtattoos #stalking cat dead #piercings #subdermal #sub dermal #microdermal #micro dermal #cat man #tattoo #implants

inspired—motivated:

heavymods:

Little Swastika’s apprentice, Mike.

Oh man he’s got an apprentice?  Cool-looking guy.

^reblogged from my friend Josh’s blog @inspired—motivated you should all go follow because it’s awesome.
Also this dude is doing body modification right on so many levels….

inspired—motivated:

heavymods:

Little Swastika’s apprentice, Mike.

Oh man he’s got an apprentice?  Cool-looking guy.

^reblogged from my friend Josh’s blog @inspired—motivated you should all go follow because it’s awesome.

Also this dude is doing body modification right on so many levels….

(via walkingthroughmindfields)

698 notes | Posted Nov 8, 12 #body mod

Body Modification as Healing

Body modifications as a form of healing are [ancient]. But today, combined with science, that link gets a whole lot more real.

[Designaffairs Studio of Germany] have designed a conceptual hearing aid that forms a flesh tunnel through the wearer’s earlobe. Here’s what they have to say about it:

Rising self-confidence is taking prostheses to another level. People don’t try to hide their handicap anymore.Show what you‘ve got, don’t make a fuzz about your problem. Wear your hearing aid like a piece of jewelry, a stylish accessory. Be individual, be cool, be yourself.

Hearing aid is made for customers with a medium level of hearing disability. In case of a severe hearing damage one could order the PLUG which contents a more powerful system.

The idea, however, will remain only such until DesignAffair can find funding for the project.

1,455 notes | Posted Nov 7, 12 #body mod #science #cool

IMAGES NOT SAFE FOR WORK.
Basically they’re all nipples. And technically what I’m talking about is the areola (colored area around the nipple) but I’m going to use “nipple” because that’s the key word that people will be searching for online.
There are two parts to this answer.
Let’s start at the first assumption that you want a chest piece or body piece or something, and you want to tattoo over the nipple.
Generally artists never do this, for two reason: (1) Nipples are made of erectile tissue that is a pain in the ass to tattoo, and is super uncomfortable. (2) Nipples and belly buttons are what “maps” out your torso to the eye. Without nipples, you look kind of out-of-proportion to the view. It basically creates a weird optical illusion.

by Jesse Smith. You can see how the piece is designed around the nipples instead of just leaving them blank or tattooing over them. It was a conscious decision.

Artist Unknown, but tattooing with out taking into account the nipples or shape of the body leaves it looking a bit awkward.
Or, you just want to tattoo the nipple to make it look cool.
Tattooing nipples seems to be a nice advance for breast cancer survivors who cannot (or choose not) to have nipple reconstruction after having one or both breasts removed. It’s fucking awesome that an industry with such a bad rap can help women in this way.
Here’s an example of how boss this shit is:

Yay for making women feel good about their bodies after beating cancer!!
Now if you have a normal nipple and you just want to tattoo something over it, it will hold well enough but make sure you go to an artist who has experience in doing something like this or experience doing tattooed makeup, which relies on matching skin tones naturally.
And here are some examples of how to make your areola look awesome:



For something more decorative like the last two, remember that they will always turn out darker than the current color of your areola. 
But, because all of these have no black lines, the ink around the nipple will eventually blur a bit, which might actually help it look more natural. Talk to an artist before hand.
(tattoo artist @jeffriescustomart just informed me these are on Taylor Harmon, done by Risa Stevens. Both ladies work at Aardvark Tattoo Company in Portland, OR)
Now what I wold not suggest is doing something like this:

It will basically make your body look lopsided and your boobs look different sizes. Also that’s gonna get distorted like crazy over time as gravity sets in.

IMAGES NOT SAFE FOR WORK.

Basically they’re all nipples. And technically what I’m talking about is the areola (colored area around the nipple) but I’m going to use “nipple” because that’s the key word that people will be searching for online.

There are two parts to this answer.

Let’s start at the first assumption that you want a chest piece or body piece or something, and you want to tattoo over the nipple.

Generally artists never do this, for two reason: (1) Nipples are made of erectile tissue that is a pain in the ass to tattoo, and is super uncomfortable. (2) Nipples and belly buttons are what “maps” out your torso to the eye. Without nipples, you look kind of out-of-proportion to the view. It basically creates a weird optical illusion.

by Jesse Smith. You can see how the piece is designed around the nipples instead of just leaving them blank or tattooing over them. It was a conscious decision.

Artist Unknown, but tattooing with out taking into account the nipples or shape of the body leaves it looking a bit awkward.

Or, you just want to tattoo the nipple to make it look cool.

Tattooing nipples seems to be a nice advance for breast cancer survivors who cannot (or choose not) to have nipple reconstruction after having one or both breasts removed. It’s fucking awesome that an industry with such a bad rap can help women in this way.

Here’s an example of how boss this shit is:

Yay for making women feel good about their bodies after beating cancer!!

Now if you have a normal nipple and you just want to tattoo something over it, it will hold well enough but make sure you go to an artist who has experience in doing something like this or experience doing tattooed makeup, which relies on matching skin tones naturally.

And here are some examples of how to make your areola look awesome:

For something more decorative like the last two, remember that they will always turn out darker than the current color of your areola. 

But, because all of these have no black lines, the ink around the nipple will eventually blur a bit, which might actually help it look more natural. Talk to an artist before hand.

(tattoo artist @jeffriescustomart just informed me these are on Taylor Harmon, done by Risa Stevens. Both ladies work at Aardvark Tattoo Company in Portland, OR)

Now what I wold not suggest is doing something like this:

It will basically make your body look lopsided and your boobs look different sizes. Also that’s gonna get distorted like crazy over time as gravity sets in.

67 notes | Posted Aug 25, 12 #this was an awesome question #tattoos #ask #nipples #placement #nipple tattoos #breast cancer #reconstruction #chest piece #chest tattoo #aging #areola tattoos #areola tattoo #areola #body mod #body modification

Well I like it well enough haha, but here’s what’s more important than my opinion:
Scarification is the practice of cutting or burning designs into the skin to create a pattern of scars. Like tattooing, it alters the dermis to create a permanent body modification.
Pros
It can be more visible on dark skin than tattoos
If has similar aesthetics as white ink tattoos (although more visible) and holds better over time
It’s cool and different and body mods of all sort are sweet
Cons
Designs tend to be less intricate or involved than tattoos because of the limitations of the medium
It’s not as easy to heal as tattoos and, if large areas of skin have been removed, is more susceptible to infection than tattoos
It’s generally more painful than tattoos
It’s less popular than tattooing, so fewer people know how to do it—any many that claim to might not have as much experience as you’d like
Fresh, healing, and healed scars:

Well I like it well enough haha, but here’s what’s more important than my opinion:

Scarification is the practice of cutting or burning designs into the skin to create a pattern of scars. Like tattooing, it alters the dermis to create a permanent body modification.

Pros

  • It can be more visible on dark skin than tattoos
  • If has similar aesthetics as white ink tattoos (although more visible) and holds better over time
  • It’s cool and different and body mods of all sort are sweet

Cons

  • Designs tend to be less intricate or involved than tattoos because of the limitations of the medium
  • It’s not as easy to heal as tattoos and, if large areas of skin have been removed, is more susceptible to infection than tattoos
  • It’s generally more painful than tattoos
  • It’s less popular than tattooing, so fewer people know how to do it—any many that claim to might not have as much experience as you’d like

Fresh, healing, and healed scars:

18 notes | Posted Aug 19, 12 #scarification #scars #body mod #body modification #tattoos