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Week Two: Really, people?

Sorry this one is late. I took my photos and had everything set up, but I just kept forgetting to sit down and actually write the post out. 932 more words

Body Mod

Contused And Conflicted

I’m black and blue all over
Feels like four rounds with Ali
But the bruises are invisible
Because my opponent is me

I’m bleeding blood and roses… 25 more words


Radical Self-Love & Tattoos

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” —Audre Lorde

The past couple weeks have been emotional in so many ways.

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How tattooed women went from circus act to mainstream

In 2012, the number of tattooed women surpassed the number of tattooed men in the U.S. for the first time. We’ve come a long way: barely a hundred years ago, American women with body art were considered freaks. 454 more words

Arts And Culture


Scarifying (also scarification modification) involves scratching, etching, burning / branding, or superficially cutting designs, pictures, or words into the skin as a permanent body modification. In the process of body scarification, scars are formed by cutting or branding the skin by varying methods (sometimes using further sequential aggravating wound healing methods at timed intervals, like irritation), to purposely influence wound healing to scar more and not scar less. 2,033 more words


So this is how I cope..

So life’s returned to ‘normal’ or at least it feels like it (not counting my chickens yet), a curious realisation accrued to me Monday about the way I cope.. 507 more words


Interview: Alu

Today we’re joined by Alu.  Alu is a wonderfully talented and enthusiastic visual artist.  He makes fursuits, which are absolutely fantastic and beautiful.  He’s also part of the body modification community and uses his body as a canvas.  995 more words