Flesh Staple

FleshStaplingWhen most people think of body piercing they think of a two balls sticking out of someone’s skin, or maybe just one if it is a micro dermal. They do not expect to see the bar of the jewelry sticking out looking like a staple.

Simply put, Flesh Stapling as it is called is pretty much just a long pierce of jewelry made like a staple put into one s skin, but not with a stapler. The staples are flat and put into the skin using a scalpel and skin raiser.

As dangerous as this may look, it is much more likely to heal then pocketing.

Pocketing

npoy-pocketingPocketing is when the bar of the jewelry is exposed instead of the ends of jewelry which are under the skin in “pockets”. It has been called the anti piercing by some.

It looks like a staple of some sort and has not been said to heal well. It is also very likely to reject. It has the success rate to normal surface piercings, which is insanely low.

The jewelry is a custom curved bar with smooth ends instead of balls on the end. It is very important that the bar is made correctly for where it is going or else it will not fit.

What you Missed by Skipping the Boston Tattoo Convention

-2The weekend is over, everyone is settling back into the week, just like any other Monday right, well unless you where one of the lucky people in attendance at the Boston Tattoo Convention at the Boston Center for the Arts this weekend. Chances are you have a new tattoo to show off and care for today, or some other cool thing from the convention. If not well then it is probably just another Monday for you. L.

Chances are whoever went may have a new tattoo to show off and care for today. Or some other cool thing from the convention, such as new body jewelry or something from Sailor Jewelry.

I got a new tattoo while there. I’ll admit it was very different getting one at a convention versus going to a shop. Whether you go to an artist with a design in mind or artwork on paper, or just went and just came up with something on the spot it was quite different.

At the convention, at least from what I saw, having an appointment was not as important as it is when going to a shop, especially on the last day. Also, prices seemed to be less about how many hours it took, but more what the tattoo itself was. On the last day some artists had reduced prices.

Anyone was able to easily walk around find an artist they liked and get a design drawn up on the spot, get a price, and get the tattoo right then and there. I am sure if someone did have to wait it was probably not to long. Just until another tattoo was done. But tattoos are bad to rush so waiting is understandable.

I got mine by Ms. Mikki who came all the way from Oregon to be there. While looking at her portfolio she also showed be more examples of her work online because she was smart enough to bring a laptop. She did not draw out a design beforehand, she just freehanded it on my skin.

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outline

I got a basic sunflower on my foot with a small amount of blue shading around it. I will say foot tattoos do hurt; it was more painful than my calf or shoulder due to all the bones and lack of muscle and fat covering them. (I will post on foot tattoos once it is done healing). It was also weird having people all around, unlike a a shop where it is normally just you

finished foot tattoo

finished foot tattoo

and he artist maybe a few other people.

There were non tattoo related things as well around the convention. Their where many body jewelry vendors, such as Tummy toys. There were also clothing vendors. Of course Sailor Jerry was their. Also, there were a few booths selling supplies for tattoo artists.

Also, there was a Daredevil show and Burlesque show, but I was not lucky enough to se either of these due to only being there for the last afternoon and getting a tattoo for most of time their.

Ms. Mikki can be found on her Myspace page here. She also has a website here

Magnetic Implants

Magnets are now for more than your fridge or finding the paperclips around your office. They can now be placed under your skin to serve numerous functions. I myself found a little surprising but at the same time quite interesting.

These subdermal implants have been around in the dental and reconstructive surgery fields for a while but are still relatively new to the body mod world. Some early reports of magnetic implants came about in the early 1990’s but these implants where quite weak and could not do much. These were more experimental.

In recent years Steve Haworth and Jesse Jarrell have come up with more useful magnetic implants. These magnets have a gold plating and silicone casing to protect the skin. There are a few different kinds.

Sensory implants allow one to feel where there are electromagnetic fields. The magnet under one’s skin starts to move when in the presence of an electromagnetic field. This sixth sense has led people to say magnetic implants could be the first super hero modification.

Then there are sexual implants.  Small magnets are placed in the genital organs of each member of a couple. This creates enhanced sensation for the couple when the locations with magnets touch. The implant would also work for the lips of a couple and kissing.

Symbolic implants are similar to sexual implants but they are usually in the couples hands. This creates an actual physical bond when the two hold hands. This does not however make them get stuck together, the same goes for sexual implants.

Symbolic

Symbolic

Then there are magnetic implants designed to be purely functional. These implants are larger and stronger allowing them to be able pick things up with their implanted magnets. This person would never have trouble finding a paperclip in a desk drawer.

Even the more modern implants do have their downsides of course. But this is true of all body modifications. The silicone casing has been known to rupture in quite a few cases allowing the body to be exposed to the metals and material of the implant.

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Boston Tattoo Convention

-2Conventions, as we all know, our ways for people that like something to get together all in one big place. There are conventions for everything from Star Trek to Plumbing and Heating.  And of course there are tattoo conventions. Thank whatever god you may follow, or just whatever your explanation for good things is, for the invention of tattoos and of course tattoo conventions.  Next weekend, (0ct 2-4), Boston will be the thankful ones during the 8th annual Boston Tattoo Convention.

While I have never been to the BTC before I have herd only good things about it. So I am expecting my trip to this year’s convention to be amazing.  I must say I am counting down the days and wish I could go now.

Like past years over 100 artists are expected to be in attendance and there will be on site tattoos and piercings being done.  It is being held at the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont St.

There will also be Burlesque dancers, the Skyline Cirque, Lucky dare Devil Thrill Show, an oil painting seminar taught Don Henk, Microdermal/ Surface Anchor techniques (piercing), a skin course for tattoo licensure, and tattoo contests.

One of the event sponsors is Sailor Jerry so we can expect some good stuff from them to be floating around, and I don’t think it will just be rum.

Ticket prices are not to bad. Single day tickets are $20 dollars in advance online or $25 dollars at the door. A weekend pass, good for all three days, is $45 online in advance or $50 at the door. For the extra special cool kids there is the V.I.P pass which is good for the entire weekend of course and includes a t-shirt and poster.

A portion of the events proceeds will go to the Cure Autism Now Organization. So this event is more than just a bunch of people getting and seeing tattoos it’s also for a good cause.

This looks like one of the coolest things to do all year in Boston besides a Sox game so get off your buts October 2-4 and get to the Boston Center for the Arts.  The T can take you pretty much all the way. So there’s no excuse of how to get there even.

Impressive Transdermals

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When varousing bing.com for cool piercing pictures I found this guy.  Some people might think oh my god, why would anyone do such a thing can do that. How could anyone get close to him? The way I see it, with all those transdermal he is being smart. Transdermal means a something the jewelry is under the skin but still exposed unlike subdermal implants which are completely under the skin and unexposed.

I doubt that anyone would try and get up in his face in a fight from the fear of being hit by his spikes. Women may be thinking how he could kiss anyone like that. Ladies, I myself find this quite attractive. I don’t know about the rest of you but I see how a girl could get in there to his lips without getting poked.

But, at the same time he does look almost like a sea lion. With the way the sea lions have those thick sharp looking whiskers. But of course sea lions look even friendlier than this guycAW0740a-18(Sea Lion)th4

Still, even after thinking of him as a sea creature I find something scarily attractive. All those transdermal spikes just scream commitment.

Bagel Implant Update

bagelheadsAs I already told you all in a recent post bagel injections, usually in ones forehead, are a saline injection. But I had not found much information on them beforehand. (original bagel implant post can be found here

These injections are very popular so far in the mod world of Japan. Also, the injection is only temporary lasting about 24 hours so for a more permanent bagel a person would have to get it bagel-headdone again and again. This could be annoying but good for someone who is not sure they want a permanent implant. A person could probably get a silicone implant in this shape.

There is a risk of infection and irritation, headache, discoloration of the skin where the injection is, and stretching of the skin.