DUSTIN IN COIL CORSETS, Photo feature that recreates
the curious Borneo custom of weaving a non-removable corset around a young
girl's torso. Our lovely
curious body modifier Dustin (also featured in issue 16) becomes captive of her
FLEXX THE RUBBER BOY, Personal story and photos of contortionist Daniel Smith who has the rare and unusual gift of total body hyperextension. Amazing backbends, frontbends, twists, and shoulder dislocations unequaled by any other male contort - even squeezes his body into a tiny box.
NOMAD & TRIBAL ACT, Profiles of two very special body modifiers and their shops. Blake of NOMAD (now in Bend, Oregon) who has opened a museum of tribal and ancient body jewelry, some dating back to 4 B.C.
Oliver of TRIBAL ACT in Paris, France who does body modifications, body rituals, and performances like Fakir's.
NEW BRANDING TECHNIQUE, Fakir branding and body piercing intensive workshops introduce advanced new techniques. Fineline cautery branding, now being taught in the branding workshop, produces delicate designs similar to tattoos. Novel freehand and sterile piercing techniques set new standards for body piercing.