The self-taught New York City tattoo artist is working to change the face of the next generation in his industry.
Why would people want to hang from hooks pierced through their skin? The reasons are different for each person who participates in this activity known as body suspension, and the Boulder woman is careful not to make generalizations.
At underground parties, it's not unusual to see people in novelty contact lenses, which can re-create the golden glare of a tiger or the blue-in-blue of a Dune Fremen.
HuffPost Senior Science Correspondent Cara Santa Maria speaks with Madeline Schwartzman about her book, "See Yourself Sensing," and how hacking the body can bridge art and science.
Look closely, and you'll see three vertical scars over his right eye, as if a tiger mauled him. He cut these lines into the skin with a scalpel and let them heal, a process called scarification.