There’s a strong feel of sensationalism and weirdness in these articles on lip stretching but they are also fascinating – a mass cultural, shallow as it is, introduction to the wonders of tribal customs and modern forms of body modification!
not too often body suspension appears in the mainstream media, so … I actually like this sentence: ‘Body suspension is the sensorial confrontation of pain and an arena for self-discovery. The ability to shape and cultivate an ideal state within one’s mind, in accordance with one’s will, is nothing short of an act of a magician.’ it’s not like it reflects my personal approach to body suspension but then again, it’s so higly individual that it’s impossible to do it!
the close-up picture is also nice!
Frankfurter Algemeine and a video on changes in the Cuban society!
That’s actually a joke as I don’t really like the celeb stuff but seeing how I sometimes get to watch the Voice of Germany … Samu Haber and his tattoos.
A gallery of interesting characters from the recent London Tattoo convention!
Business punks: tattoos in job courtesy of Bastian!
The Huff Post published a pretty interesting article discussing the journey of the tattoo phenomenon from subculture to pop culture. You can agree with or argue their points.
Ear stretching seems to be on a similar path altho it’s hard to say if it will ever grow as popular as tattoos.