Saturday, March 22, 2008


I like body art.  Within reason.

While I love the art involved in the sinuous lines of ink or the jagged edginess of piercings, there is a line of pain I find unable to transcend.

I am OK with pain for myself but find it hard to watch someone else.  When getting injections of piercings, I like to keep an eye on the proceedings.  I think it is a control thing for me.  But I cannot even watch ER or any medical programme where people are getting jabbed or cut without feeling faint and ill.

So, it was with some degree of queasiness but total admiration and appreciation that I read this interview and viewed the photos.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Zombie ... a walking, talking piece of living art with his entire head tattoed with the visage of a skull and exposed brain and a body suit in progress.

Interview with BMEzine with excerpts ad verbatim as Zombie requested that the answers be left in his original text so we can hear his true voice.  Respect, mate.

BME: How did your interest start, and when did you get your first tattoo?

Well, at first... I wanted to do the real deal... But I couldn’t peel my skin off... So I had to fake it.

Got my first tattoo when I was sixteen — a puking one eyed zombie with cross bones on my upper arm. And after that I got the word zombie underneath it, in tribute to all that horror movie shit... and that’s how it started.

BME: By how many artist have you had work done?

Ten artists, little tattoos, and the body suit is one guy, Frank [at Derm FX Tattoo, Montreal, QC]. There’s a shitload left to my body suit — I still need instestines, more brains, and to finish the arms and the armpits and the legs ’nd shit.

BME: You’re kind of an internet celebrity — what do you think about it?

Not much, I don’t even own a computer. So fuck you assholes.

BME: Do you have any further projects in the works?

After my body suit I wanna start getting like Frankenstein bolts around my brain, get my eyes tattooed black, sharpen my teeth and shit like that.

BME: Facial tattoos are a big step from “regular” tattoo placement. How long had you thought it through before you started your facial tattoos?

Never really had to think about it... I’ve been white trash my whole life...

BME: How do people react and what do they say when they see you?

Depends who... Some people think I’m a joker... Some people don’t say anything... I get a lot more room on the bus though, so that’s cool...

BME: How many hours of tattooing has your head had?

I dont know, about twenty hours — neck was like nine or ten, back of my head one, brains six and face about three.

BME: Are you single?

Yes... Very single... I’m not very dependable... Girls cut into beer time.

BME: What did you family think about your transformation?

My mom told me, “You started it, you better finish it”... My little brother and sister think it’s cool but they don’t know it fucks you up.

BME: How does it “fuck you up”?

I never could be the manager at McDonalds, so I guess I’ll just have to settle doing porn.

BME: What’s the “next step” for you?

Once finished... Maybe get a desk job.

BME: Have these modifications changed you as a person?

Nah... I was already a little fucked in the head.

BME: So... finally... why?

Yo-G, living deads’ tha shit!

BME: Any last words?

Which way to the circus!!?!!