Isobel Varley 1937-2015


A bit of sad news out of the UK today; the ‘Official Isobel Varley’ Facebook page has posted that Isobel has passed away at 78. Isobel was a wonderful influenced in the International Tattoo Community, and will be missed.

I was just archiving video of her the other day being pierced by Patrick Bartholomew who we also lost this year. It’s been a rough one so far.

From The Official Isobel Varley Facebook page:

It is with deep sorrow that we must announce the passing of Isobel.

Shortly before 7 this morning Isobel passed peacefully onto her next adventure.
The Varley family would like to express their thanks to everyone for their support, their friendship and kind words expressed to, and about, Isobel and her numerous achievements during her time.

We would like to invite everyone to share their experiences and photographs with her on here as a tribute.

Heaven has gained a new Angel.

If you have photos, memories of Isobel or just words of condolence, drop by the Official page and share them; I’m sure the family will love the support.

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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