The risk it took to blossom

"Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones. Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man's features, any meanness or sensuality to imbrute them."

—Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1862)

This blog is dedicated to the art and culture of Body Modification and the beauty it contains


9/16” trichroic plugs from Gorilla glass


Sodalite by Nishiibo Jewelry


5/8” snowflake eyelets with princess cut gems by #ANATOMETAL 


HAUSA tribal tattooing

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So we have these beautiful 1 1/4 gold plated lotus plug from Tawapa that we’re letting go for 40% off!!! If you’re interested please contact me or Saint Sabrina’s!

I’ve always wanted a pair of these :(

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From time to time I have to leave town for various piercing related work, and you all know I would never let somebody work at the studio unless I felt 100% confident in their piercing abilities and customer service skills. 

I’ve been lucky enough to have some amazing friends who are extremely talented piercers work at VBA when I’ve had to leave town, and one of them is Adam from WAY Body Arts in Santa Cruz. 

While I was attending an APP meeting last month, Adam covered at the studio. He did this helix piercing on our client Kendra (almost a month old in this picture). They chose this anatometal threaded cluster and it looks absolutely fantastic. 

Thank you for stopping by to let us take a photo Kendra! And thank you Adam for helping out at VBA. The Monterey clients love you! 

Cody has an amazing shop and it’s always a treat to work there. 💙

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