While scrolling through Facebook today I saw these pictures and some background behind them from our friend/APP member Paul King.
You probably recognize this man, German actor Udo Kier.
”These altered images are from a 1993 Greg Gorman photo shoot of Udo Kier.
The photographer wanted Udo to have “play piercings.”
He meant “fake” piercings…language matters :)
When they arrived on location at Gauntlet L.A., I was able to explain to Udo and Greg the importance of authenticity for these images.
Udo took it like a champ!”
Cody Vaughn - APP Outreach Committee
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Here are a couple of fun little triples I did before I left for #app2014 that I didn’t get a chance to share yet! I love seeing people come in and make unique little combinations of their favorite pieces. #bvla makes it easy though- ALL their pieces are favorites :p #saintsabrinas #safepiercing #tfh #triplehelix #piercing #goldbodyjewelry #gold #appmember (at Saint Sabrina’s)
Mixtec or Aztec lip plugs, Mexico.
”In Mesoamerica the labret, or lip-plug, was a piece of jewelry worn only by noble males in Central Mexico. Inserted through a pierced hole in the lower lip, a labret qualified the wearer’s speech and breath as precious.”