Ritual or play piercings involve surface piercings that are not necessarily meant to be permanent; Clare Foxcroft Williams' Pain Ritual series captures this subculture fun in an artistic light. The first six images showcase Williams' photographic prowess, but the final three images are self-portraits.
Surface piercings and ritual suspension are two practices that are most certainly bizarre, but Clare Foxcroft Williams' Pain Ritual series features them in a playful and, in some instances, very sweet way. Check out the pictorial above, and keep clicking for more pain-loving features.
Play Piercing Self-Portraits
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