Matthew Blake

peregrintoolc:

I’m thankful for all the different ways I can eat potatoes

where do you work?
Anonymous

Wherever there’s work to do. I travel.

I’m scared to get close and I hate being alone.
I long for that feeling to not feel at all.
The higher I get, the lower I’ll sink.
I can’t drown my demons, they know how to swim.

Please don’t ever think I would be able to forget you.

gothparent:

if u refer to me by gender neutral pronouns when im not there pls picture me winking and blowing u a kiss b/c im proud of u for not calling me “she” to save ur own ass

bloodandcrust:

mixedsiren:

monsterstrongpiercing:

mrvondoome:

sixsixsixtommy:

piercingbysaint:

Official StatementSo finally 10 months and an unfortunate car accident later, today we finally took out the remaining pieces in Melissa’s Microdermal leg project.  Melissa has been my client for over 5 years now and went into the project with her eyes open knowing the exact risks and i’m glad to say we still have a strong piercer/client relationship.There’s been some negativity on the internet regarding this project and all I’ll say is that it’s easy to take a photo out of context, without any of the real information and try to create drama using it.  I’ve been checking up on Melissa and will continue to check on her as she heals up as the intention is to Tattoo a galaxy scene on her leg.It’s good to remember that not everything you see on TV maybe exactly the way it is in real life and just because you don’t see a client getting a consultation or aftercare instructions, doesn’t mean they didn’t get it off camera.  Just because you see a client walk into a shop on TV while I outstretch my hand and say “Hi i’m Chris” doesn’t mean I haven’t known them/being piercing them for half a decade just like Hugh Jackman doesn’t really go home at night and worry he’s going to accidentally stab something with his steel claw hands.Negativity will always peek people’s attention but the positive is always more important.  Melissa is fine and happy and made an informed choice about her own body that she says she’d repeat today given the chance.
I’m trying to move forward positively by using the increased popularity from the show to teach youngsters not to get pierced at home / by friends and the importance of being pierced in a licenced studio by a reputable piercer.  All jewelry on the show was of implant grade, internally threaded and most was by popular manufacturers such as Anatometal, IS and BVLA.  These are what I believe to be positive points to move forward with and expand on, not that a happy client of mine had a project removed 10 months later and is still happy with me, my work and the level of treatment and professional care she received.Lets all move forward with positivity, even the artists that originally spawned the negative comments are amazing artists and i’m sure their actions were only fueled by their urge to elevate and protect their industrySo in conclusion… Mel’s great, everyone’s happy, lets get some beers and move on with our lives.any questions please feel free to email me at chris@csbodypiercing.comCS

lol fuck dat, hacks gonna hack. modify not mutilate, drink that beer by yourself bud.

According to saints Instagram, haters gonna hate. Alot of story changing going on here.

This official statement is cute. I’ll go ahead and post our back and forth about this, his responsibility as a “celebrity” piercer, and other questions all unanswered. _________________Me:Hi Chris. 
I appreciate you responding to my tweet as i’m sure you’ve been hearing from quite a few people. While my opinion may differ from yours, I’m going to keep this civil and respectful as I ask some genuine questions.  I’d also like to stress that these questions are for my concerns and don’t represent anyone other than myself.First.Clearly this picture that has surfaced of what the “healed” project ultimately became isn’t good for anyone. Obviously it isn’t what the client hoped for. I imagine its not what you were going for. As a professional piercer myself, its nothing I like to see.-Do you feel like it was a good idea packing 71 surface anchors into this area and did you genuinely believe this would heal out well?-Seeing how this healed out, do you feel it was wrong to do such a project? In my personal opinion as well as the opinion of a few others. That many surface anchors in one sitting in such close proximity seems like an obvious problematic project. Seeing the images of it “healed” clearly the body agrees with that sentiment.-Why do you feel that genuinely concerned piercers who are taking to things like tumblr, Facebook, twitter explaining why this didn’t/doesnt work are “haters” vs. sincerely concerned professionals?Now if you don’t mind I also have a few questions not about this project in particular but your role as a “celebrity” piercer.-Do you feel you have some sort of responsibility to represent this industry well? Being that you are some peoples first introduction to “mainstream” body piercing. -Do you feel what you do on TV is genuine? That its things you would actually say and do in your studio if it weren’t for the media’s “shock” value and the cameras weren’t around.-Do you feel that people in this industry dislike your portrayal of what we do because they’re just jealous of your success or because some of the points made against the portrayal is actually valid?Thank you for your time as i’m sure you’re a busy man.Cheers-Morgan Strong___________________Chris Saint:
Hey whats up!… please don’t believe everything you see on TV and try not to jump on the bandwagon today. The client on the show was billed as “walking in on a dare” where as in reality she was a friend and a client for over 5 years who knew the risks and exactly what she was getting herself into. This is something i can’t publicly mention due to contract nor do people care that the client in question has been in a car wreck since she got the piece. People never really care much about the details tho they’re always just quick to anger. To this day I still work with that client to the point where I’ve even offered to pay for her to get her leg covered/tattooed or anything she needs.

I really have mo say in how the show is cut together and no control over how much of my interactions woth clients is aired._______________Me:

Television is a tricky thing. I certainly understand that and the way someone is portrayed may not always be accurate or warranted. However as a professional in the spotlight I personally feel you have a certain responsibility to represent the industry well. That may be where you and I differ on our opinions. However I would sincerely appreciate if you could answer these questions specifically:

-Do you feel you have some sort of responsibility to represent this industry well? Being that you are some peoples first introduction to “mainstream” body piercing. -Do you feel what you do on TV is genuine? That its things you would actually say and do in your studio if it weren’t for the media’s “shock” value and the cameras weren’t around.-Do you feel that people in this industry dislike your portrayal of what we do because they’re just jealous of your success or because some of the points made against the portrayal is actually valid?

Just a little bit if my background so you at least know something about who you’re speaking with. I by no means feel I’m some “master piercer” I’m simply a fellow piercer who is concerned with how our industry and profession is portrayed in the media. I currently work at Virtue & Vice here in Atlanta and have been piercing for 6 years.

We can continue to email or if you’d like feel free to text me any questions you may have. I appreciate you getting back to me and responding in a civil way. Things like this can get heated and I feel it’s important to see the bigger picture in all this.
Thanks

-Morgan Strong
(540)xxx-xxxx_______________________Chris Saint:

this is beginning to sound like a formal interview, where will this be published?___________________ Me:This isn’t being published anywhere. I have no affiliation with any blog or “zine”.. These are sincerely  questions from one professional to another. I’m not representing anyone or any filiation other than myself and my curiosity. The way the questions were written and phrased were so there could be no misinterpretation on your end. Just so it’s clear that I’m not trying to be funny or an asshole. Which I often come across as._______________________No response.I can’t say i’m surprised as his initial response seemed to be something he would direct at one of his heartbroken starry eyed fans. Upon realizing I wasn’t, he stopped answering.I simply can’t fathom the lack of sense, ethics, morals, respect, and personal responsibility it takes to be one of these television jokes. Professionally.. Well done marketing yourself Mr.Saint.. You’ve become a reality TV star. Falling somewhere between MTV’s The Real World Contestants and the Kardashians.Complete with your own “Premium” fan packages (complete with an autograph.. give me a break) http://csbodypiercing.com/premium/My personal opinion of this guy and his carelessness and inability to use good judgement. His ego outweighs his ability and thats the saddest bit of all. He feels real professionals are jealous of him and his celebrity status and in my opinion has alienated himself from an entire industry or professionals who care about what we do. He’s an act. The Chris Angel of body piercing, just less celeb status.Get over yourself bruh.

HA

Break some hands at app that’s all I’m saying. Fuck this dude

This falls right under the saying “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should” stop Chris. Just stop. If you think this was in any way acceptable then you’re all kinds of twisted. You couldn’t pay me any amount of money or fame to do this on ANYONE, no matter how well I knew them. To put your name on this and back it up is industry suicide, you’re a hack and always will be. I’m done.

bloodandcrust:

mixedsiren:

monsterstrongpiercing:

mrvondoome:

sixsixsixtommy:

piercingbysaint:

Official Statement

So finally 10 months and an unfortunate car accident later, today we finally took out the remaining pieces in Melissa’s Microdermal leg project.  Melissa has been my client for over 5 years now and went into the project with her eyes open knowing the exact risks and i’m glad to say we still have a strong piercer/client relationship.

There’s been some negativity on the internet regarding this project and all I’ll say is that it’s easy to take a photo out of context, without any of the real information and try to create drama using it.  I’ve been checking up on Melissa and will continue to check on her as she heals up as the intention is to Tattoo a galaxy scene on her leg.

It’s good to remember that not everything you see on TV maybe exactly the way it is in real life and just because you don’t see a client getting a consultation or aftercare instructions, doesn’t mean they didn’t get it off camera.  Just because you see a client walk into a shop on TV while I outstretch my hand and say “Hi i’m Chris” doesn’t mean I haven’t known them/being piercing them for half a decade just like Hugh Jackman doesn’t really go home at night and worry he’s going to accidentally stab something with his steel claw hands.

Negativity will always peek people’s attention but the positive is always more important.  Melissa is fine and happy and made an informed choice about her own body that she says she’d repeat today given the chance.

I’m trying to move forward positively by using the increased popularity from the show to teach youngsters not to get pierced at home / by friends and the importance of being pierced in a licenced studio by a reputable piercer.  All jewelry on the show was of implant grade, internally threaded and most was by popular manufacturers such as Anatometal, IS and BVLA.  These are what I believe to be positive points to move forward with and expand on, not that a happy client of mine had a project removed 10 months later and is still happy with me, my work and the level of treatment and professional care she received.

Lets all move forward with positivity, even the artists that originally spawned the negative comments are amazing artists and i’m sure their actions were only fueled by their urge to elevate and protect their industry

So in conclusion… Mel’s great, everyone’s happy, lets get some beers and move on with our lives.

any questions please feel free to email me at chris@csbodypiercing.com

CS

lol fuck dat, hacks gonna hack. modify not mutilate, drink that beer by yourself bud.

According to saints Instagram, haters gonna hate. Alot of story changing going on here.

This official statement is cute. I’ll go ahead and post our back and forth about this, his responsibility as a “celebrity” piercer, and other questions all unanswered. 
_________________
Me:
Hi Chris. 

I appreciate you responding to my tweet as i’m sure you’ve been hearing from quite a few people. While my opinion may differ from yours, I’m going to keep this civil and respectful as I ask some genuine questions.  I’d also like to stress that these questions are for my concerns and don’t represent anyone other than myself.

First.
Clearly this picture that has surfaced of what the “healed” project ultimately became isn’t good for anyone. Obviously it isn’t what the client hoped for. I imagine its not what you were going for. As a professional piercer myself, its nothing I like to see.

-Do you feel like it was a good idea packing 71 surface anchors into this area and did you genuinely believe this would heal out well?

-Seeing how this healed out, do you feel it was wrong to do such a project? In my personal opinion as well as the opinion of a few others. That many surface anchors in one sitting in such close proximity seems like an obvious problematic project. Seeing the images of it “healed” clearly the body agrees with that sentiment.

-Why do you feel that genuinely concerned piercers who are taking to things like tumblr, Facebook, twitter explaining why this didn’t/doesnt work are “haters” vs. sincerely concerned professionals?

Now if you don’t mind I also have a few questions not about this project in particular but your role as a “celebrity” piercer.

-Do you feel you have some sort of responsibility to represent this industry well? Being that you are some peoples first introduction to “mainstream” body piercing. 

-Do you feel what you do on TV is genuine? That its things you would actually say and do in your studio if it weren’t for the media’s “shock” value and the cameras weren’t around.

-Do you feel that people in this industry dislike your portrayal of what we do because they’re just jealous of your success or because some of the points made against the portrayal is actually valid?

Thank you for your time as i’m sure you’re a busy man.
Cheers

-Morgan Strong
___________________

Chris Saint:

Hey whats up!… please don’t believe everything you see on TV and try not to jump on the bandwagon today. The client on the show was billed as “walking in on a dare” where as in reality she was a friend and a client for over 5 years who knew the risks and exactly what she was getting herself into. This is something i can’t publicly mention due to contract nor do people care that the client in question has been in a car wreck since she got the piece. People never really care much about the details tho they’re always just quick to anger. To this day I still work with that client to the point where I’ve even offered to pay for her to get her leg covered/tattooed or anything she needs.

I really have mo say in how the show is cut together and no control over how much of my interactions woth clients is aired.

_______________

Me:
Television is a tricky thing. I certainly understand that and the way someone is portrayed may not always be accurate or warranted. However as a professional in the spotlight I personally feel you have a certain responsibility to represent the industry well. That may be where you and I differ on our opinions. However I would sincerely appreciate if you could answer these questions specifically:
-Do you feel you have some sort of responsibility to represent this industry well? Being that you are some peoples first introduction to “mainstream” body piercing. 

-Do you feel what you do on TV is genuine? That its things you would actually say and do in your studio if it weren’t for the media’s “shock” value and the cameras weren’t around.

-Do you feel that people in this industry dislike your portrayal of what we do because they’re just jealous of your success or because some of the points made against the portrayal is actually valid?
Just a little bit if my background so you at least know something about who you’re speaking with. I by no means feel I’m some “master piercer” I’m simply a fellow piercer who is concerned with how our industry and profession is portrayed in the media. I currently work at Virtue & Vice here in Atlanta and have been piercing for 6 years.
We can continue to email or if you’d like feel free to text me any questions you may have. I appreciate you getting back to me and responding in a civil way. Things like this can get heated and I feel it’s important to see the bigger picture in all this.
Thanks
-Morgan Strong
(540)xxx-xxxx

_______________________

Chris Saint:
this is beginning to sound like a formal interview, where will this be published?

___________________
 Me:

This isn’t being published anywhere. I have no affiliation with any blog or “zine”.. These are sincerely  questions from one professional to another. I’m not representing anyone or any filiation other than myself and my curiosity. The way the questions were written and phrased were so there could be no misinterpretation on your end. Just so it’s clear that I’m not trying to be funny or an asshole. Which I often come across as.

_______________________

No response.

I can’t say i’m surprised as his initial response seemed to be something he would direct at one of his heartbroken starry eyed fans. Upon realizing I wasn’t, he stopped answering.
I simply can’t fathom the lack of sense, ethics, morals, respect, and personal responsibility it takes to be one of these television jokes. 

Professionally.. Well done marketing yourself Mr.Saint.. You’ve become a reality TV star. Falling somewhere between MTV’s The Real World Contestants and the Kardashians.
Complete with your own “Premium” fan packages (complete with an autograph.. give me a break) 
http://csbodypiercing.com/premium/

My personal opinion of this guy and his carelessness and inability to use good judgement. His ego outweighs his ability and thats the saddest bit of all. He feels real professionals are jealous of him and his celebrity status and in my opinion has alienated himself from an entire industry or professionals who care about what we do. He’s an act. The Chris Angel of body piercing, just less celeb status.

Get over yourself bruh.

HA

Break some hands at app that’s all I’m saying. Fuck this dude

This falls right under the saying “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should” stop Chris. Just stop. If you think this was in any way acceptable then you’re all kinds of twisted. You couldn’t pay me any amount of money or fame to do this on ANYONE, no matter how well I knew them. To put your name on this and back it up is industry suicide, you’re a hack and always will be. I’m done.

mowglithesavage:

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sociorythm:

thedreamleftbehind:

THIS ALWAYS!!! 

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sociorythm:

thedreamleftbehind:

THIS ALWAYS!!! 

All day ‘eryday