Steve Haworth, Extreme Body Modification Artist: 3D subdermals, magnetic implants & metal Mohawks.

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Split snake tongues, star-shaped subdermal implants… welcome to the visionary world of extreme body modifications. I had the honor of chatting with revered body mod artist, Steve Haworth, at his home in Phoneix AZ. The interview’s up on Huffington Post; please check it out! I’d love to hear what you think of my writing.

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“Let me show you something,” says Steve Haworth. Grinning like a kid, he places a small magnetic ball on the tip of his right ring finger. He lets go and rotates his wrist. The ball sticks.

The force is with Steve, thanks to a neodymium magnet in his fingertip that attracts objects and detects fields — a feeling he describes as a sixth sense. When he turns on an electric can opener, the metal dances.

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Steve showed me his collection of animal skulls and oddities. (Speaking of, I’ll be appearing on Discovery’s Oddities TV show this year; will let you know the air date soon.)

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His colleague/girlfriend Mandi and client/model Michelle joined our chat.

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Mandi displays a technology Steve is working on, which lights up her chest subdermal. His goal is to have it pulse to the beat of music – can you imagine the effect on a club dance floor?

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Steve has a small magnet under the skin of his fingertip, and it can pick up metal objects.

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The implant lets him feel electromagnetic forces, a phenomenon he describes a “sixth sense.” When Steve holds his finger to an electric can opener, the embedded magnet vibrates.

Special thanks to my dear Wes for joining this adventure!

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Steve manufactures his own silicone subdermal implants. Inserted under the skin, they come in a variety of shapes.

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The extreme body mod community’s close-knit; Steve has been to Japan twice, teaming up with Keroppy and Asami of bagelheads fame. Here’s a photo I took during my French TV shoot, which featured forehead inflation. If you’re interested in Japanese bagel heads, contact La Carmina & The Pirates; we worked on multiple programs about this mod.

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What’s your reaction to extreme body mods, like branding, scarification and forehead horns? To learn more, here’s my article about Steve Haworth. Thanks for keeping an open and understanding perspective.

  • Brittany

    I love your purple hair

  • Kira

    interesting and thought-provoking

  • Lilia

    Totally cool!!

  • Brian

    The light up implants are awesome.

  • http://samispoon.blogspot.com/ Sami

    Wow the idea of flashing subdermals is so interesting, if they work well I think these will be a great hit for clubs!!

    the picture of a row of people having “bagel heads” done is so eery, I wonder how it feels as its filling up

    I took out all my piercings a few years ago and let my stretched ear shrink but I had my nose re-pierced and I want to stretch my ears again haha

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Yesss I can see them being huge at clubs!

  • Lavon

    Freaky and fascinating! You know, no matter the extreme, on the right person, anything can look sexy and cool. This is really interesting stuff.

  • Betty

    wow……

  • MOW

    Really Interesting stuff … great!

  • oss

    Love the Look !!!!

  • Nico

    Me encantan los diseños! :3

  • Lilin

    I’ve never heard of some of those. Actually they look rather wicked

  • Brandon

    The subdermal magnets look awesome. I can think of some interesting uses for them

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Yeah!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002603620270 Jennifer Martinez

    The magnets in the fingertips sound awesome….as for the bagel forehead modification…I’m just not brave enough. As for tats, I don’t have diff color hair anymore (after having my daughter) but after my wedding ceremony I will be looking into getting another back tat. :-D I think all kinds of bod mods are awesome. It’s another way everyone can express him/her self.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      me too, it’s so creative!

  • Marissa

    I have two piercings,one in a tongue and one in a belly button.Also I have about seven earrings in each ear.)

  • Leyla

    I love It all, I have 3 tattoo’s , don’t have actual piercings only a lot of ear rings.

  • jenny

    stunning pics!

  • http://www.yepi8.org/ yepi8

    look at them but I’m scared too

  • http://beyondeternal.com Euri

    Oooh! That looks interesting! (*O*)