Model: Bud ‘Viking’ Navaro modeling his septum tusk and ear & nostril piercings.
Format: Polaroid,
California 1980.

I’ve posted a few of Viking Navaro’s polaroid pictures on the SD Tumblr, quick cellphone snapshots taken while I’m assigning catalog numbers and putting them in the scan queue but since I’ve been on a septum tusk kick lately, 019 skipped to the head of the line and got a full resolution scan. This is the original scan with no correction or restoration. Very few scuffs/scratches for a 35 year old print.

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.

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