Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Scarifications on Surface

Freedom of speech, emotion, & expression.

On the body or on the canvas.

My body is my art, more than the pre-stretched canvas that the acrylic sets in.

I let the ink settle deep, not just on my surface but through the circumference of my dermis.

More permanent than the epidermis......

More people tend to judge scarifications and body modifications as sin, but from birth and early childhood years do parents pierce their childrens ears, and in other coutries are tattoos and scarifications rituals and ceremonies for youth to enter adulthood.

Understanding and openmind acceptance are things that are hard for people to do without passing judgment on decisions of others. This blog link below shows different rituals and body modifications/scarifications in other regions of the world that some percieve as taboo, and others see as acceptance in religion and ancestry.

If we havent known by history that Otzi the IceMan, King Tut and Buddha had stretched earlobes. These are figures that have progressed and gave life to our futures. Many Buddhist monks follow rituals by tattooing their bodies with ancient art that classifies their status in society. Through research shows that even mummies of pharoahs and egyptians had tattoos. Same as we do in society today.

Sometimes we need to ask questions and try to acknowledge other perceptions of why they do things in life and hear their explanations of what they do to their body and the meanings that these modifications carry. It may be so much more deeper than you could ever know by just looking and being critical.

Many critiques throughout society associate tattoos and other body modifications as taboo between gender. I dont understand this because in life, women deal with the most pain as far as childbirth. And is a known fact that most women have a higher tolerance for pain than men. Either way, I believe however you choose to depict your life and art through your body is BEAUTIFUL, and should be appreciated. Pain isnt forever, but spirit and soul is...........

So next time you see me, with my current 8 tattoos, and soon to be sleeved left or right arm. 4 ear piercings, 2 of which are currently being stretched. 1 nose piercing, and 1 navel ring. If you choose to pass judgment, just keep moving or take this...

....because I dont care to accept critiques and judgment from people who arent open to the free expression of others. This life is for Art and that is what I choose to live. My Body is my art. The moving Canvas. And I'm not stopping aanytime soon, as long as my body permits me to give it temporary pain, we will endulge in the gifts. I am in the rebellion! Drastic moves to be made. Lioness and Queen of all nature. Inner spirit and outer space.



  1. Look, I am a tattoo artist of 15 years, while I can sympathize, I tend to get a lot of looks and comments on my sleeves and legs. I don't understand why people take such a strong stand on what others think, I could truly care less what anyone has to say to or about me. It is a flaw of our general nature as human beings to be judgemental. In fact, I bet you yourself judge folks from time to time. I know I do...but why get passionate about something so trivial? If someone walks past you and calls you a name or mutters something hateful under their breath, just let it go, like the breath that gave birth to the words that you heard. If they were ever to engage me in conversation, or see the good that I do for my community, or how I am to my kids, not an inky freak or monster but a loving dad and husband, but if the narrow minded, the stubborn, or just plain ignorant can't or won't see me for what I am, then why in the world should I waste a moment of thought on them? I don't care if they change their mind, I just go on, and live. --KB

  2. Thanks for that!!!!! You speak my mind