Category Archives: Rachel Larratt

Blood is thicker than Water

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Ok… tell me this… why were you dressed up like the easter bunny, driving me and a few other people around in a boat in one of my dreams last night?? You took us to a little island where you had hidden a bunch of rather large easter eggs for us to find… you didnt slow the boat down as it was coming into the beach.. just went full throttle and tipped the boat, flinging everyone aboard it out onto the sand. ~Wayde Dunn

I have stacks (ok. digital files that take up no physical space) of photos of cuttings and tattoos made by Australia’s Wayde Dunn; each one better than the next. I have some great procedural photos of him working at the second Scarwars event 1 that are probably much more in line with what people want out of a body modification blog. I even had a big piece written about the parallels I see between Wayde and Keith Alexander- both being people who never accepted being the best at something- when they’d achieved the goal of working towards perfection both gladly move on to something new and start back at the bottom; the thrill of knowing something new being much, much more important than the accolades for having done it.

But a photo of him looking cheeky and him telling me about a dream he had where I was the Easter Bunny is a much truer snapshot of our friendship, so I went with that.

Wayde Dunn, photo by Rachel Larratt 2006.

Notes:

  1. Los Angeles, February 2006

Samantha at Scarwars 2006

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Another highlight from the February 2006 Scarwars event in Los Angeles was meeting and getting to know a piercer named Samantha from Northern California. She had a collaborative cutting done on her chest that was documented by photographer Atom Moore while it was in progress, but this portrait by Rachel Larratt, while significantly less bloody, is still my favorite of her from that weekend.

You can check out Samantha’s stone jewelry here: http://thestonewitch.bigcartel.com/

Scarwars2: Thorsten

thorstenscarwarssacreddebrisAfter the success of the inaugural Scarwars in 2005, we decided to take the party to the west coast less than a year later and in February 2006 found ourselves at a private studio location in Los Angeles California continuing the concept of cutting and branding artists sharing information and collaborative scarification projects.

This photo, taken by the event’s official portrait photographer Rachel Larratt, features modification artist Thorsten Sekira.  Thorsten is wearing one of the event’s official t-shirts with a design by New Hampshire’s Nick Kelly.