We are both excited and proud to announce that the CoBM has been accepted as an Associate Corporate Member of the Association of Professional Piercers. From the APP’s mission statement:
The Association of Professional Piercers is a California-based, international non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of vital health and safety information about body piercing to piercers, health care professionals, legislators, and the general public.
The CoBM and the APP have many common goals and we look forward to supporting and working with the APP.
You can find out more information about the…
On Monday morning, March 14th, Aric Chamberlain passed away from complications of cancer. Aric was an initiate minister with the CoBM and a wonderful person to know. It’s impossible to summarize a life such as Aric’s in a few sentences but there are a few things that do stand out.
Aric enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1986, as a medic, working medical/surgical ward, Emergency Room and Primary Care, and was a Desert Storm Veteran. After the Air Force, he went into nursing and was employed in geriatric care….
CoBM minister David Hahn was recently interviewed by Daniel Mikelonis on the blog While You Exist. The interview covers spiritual body modification, self expression, the future of body modification, and more.
You can read the full interview here: Minister of Modification: The Flesh and Blood Spirituality of David Hahn
The following email was sent a few days ago to all CoBM members registered on the Tribe site. To keep all members in the loop, the email is reposted, with some edits, below:
Good afternoon fellow CoBM members,
I hope everyone is having a great day and is making the most of it. Unfortunately, I have some bad news to share. We will no longer be able to support the Tribe site due to technical reasons beyond our control.
We did consider a few alternatives to closing the Tribe site down. However,…
November 30, 2010
With great pleasure, we would like to announce that Aric Chamberlain has been accepted as an Initiate Minister for the Church of Body Modification. Aric first submitted his Minister Application on September 25, 2010, and interviewed multiple times with members of the Board of Directors. Aric’s multiple interviews totaled over four hours, primarily because it is a complete joy to speak with him. He is knowledgeable, approachable, articulate, and very patient- all of which are qualities that will help…
November 30, 2010
It is an honor and a privilege to announce that Jason Morningstar and Richard Ivey have received full minister status. Both Jason and Richard have served the CoBM as Initiate Ministers for over a year and have done an exceptional job in that position. They have met all tasks and challenges set before them with poise and professionalism.
Their transition from Initiate Minister to full Minister status was voted on by the board of directors and was a unanimous ‘yes’ for both Jason and…