Maria Jose Cristerna – Vampire Woman

Maria Jose Cristerna grew up is a devout Catholic home. She married at 17, and suffered an abusive marriage. Cristerna turned to tattoos and body modification as a form of self-expression and liberation. She says that the beatings she suffered in her marriage triggered her reinventation, which led to nearly 100% of her body being altered to some degree. Maria Cristerna has multiple piercings on her ears and face. She has titanium subdermal implants on […]

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Signs of an Infected Tattoo

You can potentially avoid an infection with proper aftercare, and ensuring that yoru tattoo artist uses clean equipment. Developing an infection in or around your tattoo can greatly disfigure and ruin your tattoo. Also use clean hands when caring for a new tattoo in order to best prevent an infection. An infection generally starts when a bacteria invades the healing tattoo. This is why it is very important to use clean hands when caring for […]

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Signs of Tattoo Scarring

Scarring can make your tattoo look bad, so you want to make sure that before you get a tattoo, that you’re going to a reputable artist. You’ll find that many of the problems that are associated with a bad tattoo artist. If the tattoo artist digs too deep when tattooing, the risk of scarring is increased. Signs of scarring include raised skin, discoloration, raised bumps, and sometimes random itchiness. In most cases, the scarring will […]

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Healing Cartilage Piercings

Cartilage is flexible connective tissue found in many areas of the body, to include the joints in-between bones, the rib cage, the nose, elbow, knee, ankle, ear, etc. The tissue is not as rigid as bone, but it is stiffer and less flexible than other types of tissues. Popular cartilage piercings include various ear piercings and nose piercings. When getting a cartilage piercing, never let the practitioner use a piercing gun. This will cause excess […]

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Women with Gold Teeth

Tribal women in Vietnam receive gold teeth when they are married. This is the equivalent of the modern world’s wedding band. With the flash of a sparkling smile, men know which women are single and which women are married. Plus, the tradition prevents men from having multiple wives, as it is a costly precedure. Women in these tribes can marry as young as 14 and 15 years old.

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