Vintage interview With the Father of British Body Piercing

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge recently posted a vintage recorded interview with Alan Oversby aka “Mr. Sebastian,” the father of British body piercing. Mr. Sebastian did P-Orridge’s first piercings in the 1980’s when this was considered a highly transgressive practice. Genesis’ experiences during this period were chronicled in the seminal Re/Search publication Modern Primitives, which many consider a work which helped popularize tattooing and body piercing in mainstream culture. At the time s/he received said piercings it was in the context of a ritual process which has long been lost as body art has become largely mainly fashionable body ornamentation and pretty much de rigeur for many post Baby Boomers


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