Documenting Body Modification Culture Past, Present & Future
And All Points South
In exactly one month I’ll be standing in front of this sign. I might even pack my Sailor hat.
Sailor Sid Diller and friend touristing in Key West, Florida early 1980s.
Sid ran the ‘Silver Anchor’ Tattoo & Piercing shop in South Florida
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 outside of academia. 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.