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Ear Project Q and A – With the Amazing Whitney Thompson

Posted by Charles LaFave

It’s on Tumblr. It’s on Pinterest. It’s on Facebook, and maybe Myspace or like LiveJournal (but who’s still using those?) Is it on Google Plus? I’m not going to check, but I assume it is. I’m talking about ear projects, one of the most photographed, shared and searched piercing-related things on social media. You may […]

Magical Girl Rebekah

Posted by Charles LaFave

AKA “The Bodyartforms Photographer”   “Magical girl anime – or mahou shojou in Japan, sorry – is a show that generally follows a girl or group of young girls, often with magical powers or some kind of magical transformation and they use those powers to solve everyday problems, or to fight crime. The story has […]

The Social Media Social Hour

Posted by Charles LaFave

“She’s still the boss, and I’m just the applesauce,” Brandy says as I sit down. For the rest of the interview I know I will keep going back to this phrase over and over again. It’s something Brandy, our incoming social media person, tells her son all the time. I’m the boss, and you’re the […]

The Wonderful World of the Bodyartforms Forums – Part Two

Posted by Charles LaFave

Ann Bailey has had a series of odd jobs over the years, and working as moderator on the forums is just one of them. She also used to work at a probation office, a job she says she disliked. It turned out to be a tough job to work for her, emotionally. Ann has a […]

The Wonderful World of the Bodyartforms Forums – Part One

Posted by Charles LaFave

I go from page two thousand and something of the What are you wearing in your piercings today? thread, where the posts tend to be about gorgeous jewelry, to page three thousand something of TTOAT:Unmoderated Edition, where folks are posting about stomach problems and vacation homes. It’s a lurching shift from the moderated to unmoderated […]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Pre-Orders

Posted by Charles LaFave

(And the Person Who Does That)   In Melissa King’s office area, which is the first thing you see coming into the Bodyartforms building, my eyes are drawn to the poster on the wall over her desk. It’s a familiar image of a blurry flying saucer, with the words “I WANT TO BELIEVE” in block […]

Bagel Head: An Interview

Posted by Charles LaFave

I spoke with Ryoichi Keroppy Maeda, a Japanese body modification enthusiast, participant and journalist. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps the term Bagel Head will. Most people in the body modification community know the term Bagel Head as a uniquely Japanese trend, because it was wildly reported in those ‘Crazy things people do […]