A Personal, Spiritual and Anthropological exploration of the Sacred Arts of Body Modification including Tattooing, Piercing, Scarification and much more.
Greetings friends! Its been a while, but life has been busy and we haven’t had time to record any new episodes until a couple weeks back, while on our road trip.
In this episode we discuss the difference between appropriating cultural elements for your tattoos, versus using cultural elements in a manner which shows appreciation and respect. There’s also a fun environmental rant at the end.
We recorded this one on video, while driving in the car, so the sound is not the best, so please bear with us! Also, if you want to view the video, and see all the funny faces we make while driving and talking, go check out our YouTube channel: J and T Becoming Fully Human
Episode 6: Body Modification in a Pandemic
In which we discuss what we've been doing since our last episode in February, the Pandemic, and Body Sovereignty
Episode 5: Returning to our Roots
In which we discuss recent health issues, and how the return to body modification as a spiritual experience or rite of passage is one of the many ways we are returning to our roots.
Episode 4: What Modern Body Modification Lacks
Welcome to Episode 4! In this episode we discuss why it is important to understand the history of tattoo and other body modification practices, the science relating to why we might do such things to ourselves and our offspring and how we, as modern body modification practitioners and participants are missing out on the benefits of these practices.
Pain Innoculation and Social Bonding- Why We Endure Rituals of Pain
In this episode we discuss the biological reason that we might, as human animals, be inclined to put ourselves and our offspring through painful ordeals. We ponder what exactly the benefits of such experience might be and also why we continue to do so today.
This week we'll talk about why humans modify their body from an anthropological perspective, talk about some Euro-American tattoo history and discuss how modern modification works the same way as it did in pre-colonial culture.