Masha Sedykh Captures Welie at Work as a Piercer

 - Jun 11, 2009   Updated: May 31 2011
This pictorial by Masha Sedykh captures Welie, a piercer, at work. We've given you glimpses into the bold, bizarre and beautiful aspects of tattoo and body mod culture before, but I love the intense focus depicted in these pictures.

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