Colored Hans



Not necessarily wanting to dig through photo albums and storage bins I was lucky to have a lower resolution of Hans of Denmark’s pubic tattoo after the color had been finished. This scan originally appeared on the spcOnline site in 1996 and was captured at a lowly 72dpi before being compressed as a .jpg. One of these days I’ll dig out the original and get a better resolution file out of it. The large rings are through his apadravya piercing.

The tattoo was applied by Mr. Sebastian and the photo dates to approximately 1982.

Like a lot of Europeans of his generation, Hans lived through the bombings and air raids of WW2; the following is from the Body Art #7 (which also features Jack Yount) interview between Hans and photographer Chris Wroblewski:

Chris Wroblewski: What was it like living in a city under siege?

Hans: It was an adventure I remember one house I lived in in the attic state of famous Baron ass who wouldn’t talk to anyone below the rank of  Dr. fortunately we got along rather well and we’d often go down into the air raid shelters together. she wore beautiful costumes an amazing hats.  I always carried an umbrella so that when we when the  Bombs shook  the street no dust would settle on her immaculate  appearance. 1


  1. Body Art Magazine #7. 1989 Publications Ltd, interview with Hans by photographer Chris Wroblewski

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.

One comment

  1. That jewelry! Looks like it weighs a ton, and with an Apa that large you have to b a gentleman. lol

    “I always carried an umbrella so that when we when the Bombs shook the street no dust would settle on her immaculate appearance.”

    Love this ^

    Thanks for the post Shawn.

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