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

plugporn:

Rainbow Obsidian Teardrops by Oracle

efixroy:

This scarification piece I did has a nice story.

I did it on one of my best friend. we’ve known each other since kindergarten, so, 24 years ago. we lost touch for a few year as we became adults but manage to run into each other in Melbourne, Australia. I was traveling, doing a body modification tour and he was staying there for a year to explore and paint. Turns out he is now a well know and much respected painter. I fell the appeal for my art, I felt appeal for his. and so we decided to trade.

so about a year ago, I carved a Fleur de Lys into his flesh, on his shoulder. We did it at The Piercing Urge in Melbourne. The Fleur de Lys is symbol of french Canadians, so that was quite meaningful for both of us.

6 months later, he came to my house while on a short say in Canada and painted a huge 6` by 4`canvas for me! and amazing piece of work. so I decided to continue his piece and add some french Polynesian inspired patterns around his healed scar, making it a shoulder piece. 

This picture is 1 year old from the start of the project. and we plan to add more

check out his work at www.didierpare.com/Home.html

and mine of course at www.efixroy.com

(Source: foxxinthewind)

jonlarsontattoos:

Had the pleasure of tattooing @justintylertattoo ‘s knee pit-good times man-thanks!!! #larsontattoos

napasawanb:

ink-its-art:

Kamil Czapiga

That escher one though. I need.

adornbodyart:

A Stunning Collection made for us by @bvla. You simply have to see these in person. Genuine London Blue Topaz set in 14k Rose Gold. You know your worth it. (at Adorn East)

bloody-sweet:

9/16” SF spring green dichro opal from Industrial Strength :)

humanswithtattoos:

Alex Strangler

(Source: alexstrangler)

roseshock:

miss-murderscene:

roseshock:

Bald girls do it better.

GOD DAMN, it’s like the gods themselves carved your face out of marble. You perfect, perfect beautiful creature.

waaah thank you, I’m blushing!


tattoo by @justjentattoos

tattoo by @justjentattoos

(Source: binary-shminary)

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