When a child is given a marker, it’s first instinct is not to draw on paper but to draw on it’s own skin. Self-creation and self-recreation is one of our deepest drives
Shannon Larratt (via celestialnoise)
Public body modification can force you to trade one life for another - it’s very rare to be able to have it all (but it can happen with effort). Looking like yourself will force you to work much, much harder than people who all look the same. Being free requires a lot more work than being a slave. Running your own business is more effort than working for someone else. Being an actor is more difficult than watching a movie. Cooking a meal is more difficult than buying a cheeseburger at a fast food joint… but, there are still people left in this world who believe that sometimes the difficult - but free - path is the more rewarding. The fundamental question in becoming publicly modified is a question of finding a balance between how free you want to be and how hard you want to work. The more free you are, the more responsibility you have to take for yourself. The more you blend back into the crowd, the less freedom you have, but the ‘easier’ your life gets. But is it really your life if you’re not controlling it?
Shannon Larratt, 1973 - 2013 (via themodifiedbody)
braindropsblog:

Wise words.

braindropsblog:

Wise words.

tobiasxva:

ittybittyrecluse:

tommyredvans:

Shannon Larratt. R.I.P

Stay calm.

❤️

raydayton:

the history of rooster teeth (x)

Anonymous:
I've seen some photos of your jewelry with synthetic amethysts where some look dark and others look very light purple. Does it depend on the size of the stone for how much color they have, or does the stone just vary? I'm getting ready to custom order a pair of eyelets and I'm wanting a fairly light purple. I considered the Lavender but I've seen some photos where they almost look blue-ish or clear instead of purple. Any suggestions?

anatometal:

It does depend on size of the gemstones, the smaller the stone, the lighter they tend to be in the synthetic Amethyst. If you want a very light purple, the Lavender CZ may be the way to go. 

We suggest trying to get in to a shop near you that carries our line, they may have examples of each stone in jewelry they have in stock. The way a gemstone appears on one computer monitor can also look different than on another monitor, or in real life. 

To locate a retailer near you, check here: 

http://anatometal.com/shops/

You can also see a difference in the color between these two sizes in the attached photo (second from the left). 

xcopper-and-starsx:

tobiasxva:

Kenna picked up her new BVLA pieces the other day: 14k Rose Gold triple bezels with white opals!  Her nostril and septum are both healed and by me. 

Thanks for being the most photogenic person ever kennabot!

tobiasxva Killin’ the nostril game.

xcopper-and-starsx:

tobiasxva:

Kenna picked up her new BVLA pieces the other day: 14k Rose Gold triple bezels with white opals! Her nostril and septum are both healed and by me.

Thanks for being the most photogenic person ever kennabot!

tobiasxva Killin’ the nostril game.

modificationnotmutilation:

tobiasxva:

ittybittyrecluse:

dottyadora:

"I believe in the good in this community, and the importance of the contribution to the human spirit. It would be a very sad thing for this mission to grind to a halt."
                            - Shannon Larratt

We will see this mission to the end.

Oh captain. ❤️Miss you.

Thank you, Shannon. ❤️

modificationnotmutilation:

tobiasxva:

ittybittyrecluse:

dottyadora:

"I believe in the good in this community, and the importance of the contribution to the human spirit. It would be a very sad thing for this mission to grind to a halt."
- Shannon Larratt

We will see this mission to the end.

Oh captain. ❤️
Miss you.

Thank you, Shannon. ❤️

anatometal:

00ga Bullet Eyelets in solid 18k yellow gold with silver Bullet Inserts: princess-cut synthetic Garnet and Black CZ gemstones

anatometal:

00ga Bullet Eyelets in solid 18k yellow gold with silver Bullet Inserts: princess-cut synthetic Garnet and Black CZ gemstones

safepiercing:

Happy birthday, Shannon. 

safepiercing:

Happy birthday, Shannon. 

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