Documenting Body Modification Culture Past, Present & Future
Sailor Sid Letter Art
Detail from a letter sent to Jack Yount from Sailor Sid Diller circa 1986 with hand colored nipple ring. I’m not sure if Sid drew the design or not (I’m betting not) but it appears in several correspondences of his that I’ve seen.
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.