Hard at Work


We’re supposed to get some sort of ‘mega-storm’ here on the East Coast of the US tonight; feet of snow, chaos, Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!

Me? I’m skeptical of the predictions but, should I wake up tomorrow morning to find a Winter Wonderland outside I’ve got tons of video I could be importing, photos I could be scanning and sorting or abandoned articles removed from the back burner and finished up.

If only there were more frequent natural disasters you folks may get more frequent updates from me.

One thing I can promise is- should the mega-storm actually hit and I find myself chained to my desk all day.. I’ll take a cue from Sailor Sid and adopt a casual workplace attire.

Scanned from a 3×5 print, circa early 1980s.

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. working naked is best, unless your a welder :)~. I will have to suffer with the intense cold we are having in Socal, down into the 50’s at night on the coast

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