Circus sideshows, tattooed ladies, and feats of body manipulation.
Circus Freaks and Sideshows
Step right up and see the the spectacle! Circuses used to travel with a ten-in-one, a group of smaller acts. This was called the sideshow, but as the exhibits became more outrageous, it came to be known as the freak show.
Coney Island Circus Sideshow [offsite link]
SIDESHOWS BY THE SEASHORE is the last place in the USA where you can experience the thrill of a traditional ten-in-one circus sideshow.
Full Body Tattoo Transformation
Full body tattooing has been done by performers as a means of creating a persona and performance act for over a century now. Take a look at these colorful “made” freaks and their full body transformations.
Human Marvels [offsite link]
Homepage of The Enigma and Katzen. He´s covered with a full-body puzzle tattoo and she´s covered in tiger striping.
M.A.C. Deck of Cards Project
M.A.C. Cosmetics’ Deck of Cards Project brings body art to the front lines in the fight against AIDS. This new collaborative project from the world of fashion benefits the M.A.C. AIDS Fund.
Most Pierced Man for 2010
It's not often that a body art-related World Record changes, but for 2010, Guinness has a new record holder! Meet the new, most-pierced man in the world, Jon Lynch of England.
New 1,197 Needle Piercing World Record
Interested in setting a world record for body piercing? If so, you now have to beat 1,197 needles, which is the record just set by a man in Arlington, Texas.
Squidling Brothers Circus Sideshow
Got a hankering for a new, old-fashioned circus sideshow? Keep an eye out for the Squidling Brothers Circus Sideshow as they tour!
Stalking Cat [offsite link]
Web site of Dennis Avner, aka Stalking Cat. He is in the process of having body art and surgical procedures to transform himself into a tiger.
Tattoo Mistakes and Misspellings
If there´s a mistake made in the spelling or placement of a tattoo, who´s responsible, the tattooist or the person who got the tattoo? The debate has been going for some time.
Tattoo Urban Legends
Did Mister Rogers wear long-sleeves to hide tattoos? And what about the Blue Star tattoo warning that reappears in e-mail each Halloween? Welcome to the world of tattoo urban legends!
The Body Performances of Stelarc
Since the late 1960s, Australian performance artist Stelarc has explored his idea that the human body as we know it is somewhat obsolete. His performance pieces have included flesh hook suspensions and the addition to his body of a third ear.
The Enigma [offsite link]
The Enigma is a sideshow performer who is tattooed all over with blue puzzle pieces.
The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow
Take a look at the ins and outs of 1990s sideshow darlings, the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow!
The Lizardman [offsite link]
I am an artist / entertainer. I make my living traveling and performing around the world. My show consists of a mix of stand-up, spoken word, and sideshow stunts.
The Most Tattooed People In The World
Ever wonder what it takes to be considered the most tattooed person in the world? Thanks to the Guiness Book of Records, it´s not to hard to figure out.
Wim Delvoye's Controversial Tattooed Pigs
One of the modern art world´s ongoing controversies are the tattooed pigs of Belgian artist Wim Delvoye. Here we take a closer look at this high-debated expression of skin art.
World Record Body Art
Want to make your mark on the world by setting a world record? There are plenty of people who have taken the idea of body art and carried it just a bit further than the rest of us.
World Record Piercings Now Number 1501
A Wyoming man has set new world record for body piercings. If it´s something you´ve always wanted to do, the new number to beat is 1,501.
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