Body modification: If you don't already know about home-made tattoos, the chances are you're not involved enough with the art of tattoos and the process of getting inked to do your tattoo safely at home. Nevertheless - it's good to know of the existence of home-made tattoos.
Body modification is a vast yet arcane realm, despite the growing popularity of tattoos, piercings and the Modern Primitives movement. Flesh-pulling is one of the kingdoms in that realm. Meet one of its citizens.
Looking for tattoo ideas? Real Star Wars fans will do anything to feel close to their favourite film characters... and that means decorating themselves with Star Wars tattoos. Feast your eyes on 10 cherry-picked pieces of Star Wars body art and feel the Force...
In most tattoo parlours the tattoo process can use animal by-products. The Vegan Society explained to us just how vegan tattoos really are, and vegan alternatives for inks, soaps, anaesthetics and aftercare. Cheers, chaps!
If you're going for a full sleeve design, it's better to take three years getting it done bit by bit with a talented tattooist you save up for, then getting some squirley thing on your back just because you could afford it at the time and didn't know what else to get.
Beautiful and exotic, mehndi, more commonly known as henna, is the use of crushed henna plants to draw designs onto the body in intricate patterns that last two to three weeks but have been applied for centuries and promise the eternal. Henna is a great way to look outside western boundaries and add exotic flavour to your style.
Heavy body modification has gone on for centuries, probably millenia; evolving and everlasting. Pain is considered to be part of the process for tongue splitting - if you aim to get a tongue split, like a big crazy snake, we have the advice.
Ear gauging is a tribal mody mod that means you pierce a hole, stretch it over time then adorn it with body jewelry. We shall talk you through gauging, aftercare, gauging tips, gauge types and website links.
Tattoos: What really happens at a tattoo parlour? Mandi guides us through her first tattoo experience - from researching tattoo artists to getting her design inked, pain factor and tattoo aftercare...
Female icons: Kat von D is recognised globally as a major ink artist in the once predominantly man's world of tattoos. She's also flying the flag for female empowerment and marginalised subcultures, a bit like Frida Kahlo. And she plays piano like Ludwig van Beethoven...
Body piercings: A tattoo is usually for life, but a piercing is something you can keep or discard - and a piercing should be more about pleasure than pain. Pearl Riley takes you through the process, from choosing piercing studios and jewellery to surviving a piercing and caring for it afterwards. Forget crusty pus and sore red navels - make your piercing healthy and beautiful!
Body piercings: Surface piercings don't go deep into the skin, so although they're very pretty, they're more likely to be rejected by the body after a few months. We look at some classic surface piercings.
Body piercings are more than a chunk of metal stabbed into your body. Body piercing is an art form. There are so many unique and unusual ideas for how to get that chunk of metal stabbed into your body. Excluding the ubiquitous ear piercing, let's look at a few piercings out there.
Tattoos and piercings
Tattoos and piercings - all types of body modification from tattoo ideas to piercing tips and piercing care. Even DIY home tattoos. Mookychick