Patrick Bartholomew 1947-2015


Influential UK Body Piercer Patrick Bartholomew passed away on 12th January 2015; our condolences to his friends, family, loved ones and the tens of thousands of lives he enriched through his tenure at the London Piercing Clinic.

Pat’s gruff charm and wit will be sorely missed.


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.

3 thoughts on “Patrick Bartholomew 1947-2015

  1. Patrick Bartholomew’s anniversary of death is in 12 days… I miss him soo much… he taught me everything I know… I miss you dad xx

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