Steve Haworth, Extreme Body Modification Artist: 3D subdermals, magnetic implants & metal Mohawks.
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.
“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.)
His colleague/girlfriend Mandi and client/model Michelle joined our chat.
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?
Steve has a small magnet under the skin of his fingertip, and it can pick up metal objects.
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!
Steve manufactures his own silicone subdermal implants. Inserted under the skin, they come in a variety of shapes.
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.
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.