Beta was better

tumblr_nlfvfnNhFZ1town8so1_1280I had a fairly productive time organizing VHS tapes today; trying to get the unlabeled tapes queued up to see what’s on them, categorizing them into groups of piercing, tattooing, modification, etc-the sorting is boring work but the upside is that almost everything I’ve dug out so far has been really rad, save for the tape with the random episodes of (25 year old) Geraldo and Kids in the Hall on it. Which turned out to be pretty rad in retrospect.

I should have some new modification content in the SANDBOX over the next few days for site supporters with the main site hopefully getting some early 1980s piercing content early next week.

Thanks so much for the continued interest and support of the SD project- It means a lot.




Shawn Porter has spent the majority of his life in the modification world. As a body modification archivist and documentarian, he has one of the most extensive collections of documents relating to the early American body modification community in existence. He edited the SPC website from 1995 to 2005, co-founded ModCon, was the host of ModCons 3.5 and 4, and created and hosted The Scarwars Project from 2004-2007. In 2011 Shawn launched Occult Vibrations, a blog devoted to traditional American tattoos with a focus on the occult and esoteric. He currently resides in Philadelphia with his wife Julia and their creepy pets Mr. Bailey Papers and L. RonBenet Ramsey.


    1. The Sandbox is a perk for Sacred Debris site supporters; it’s an always changing testing ground for new videos that are in the editing process as well as content that is uploaded exclusively for supporters.

      Sometimes there are multiple videos in there, sometimes just one. It’s not a ‘members site’ to be joined, just a perk for people who’ve supported the blog.

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