fbpx

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

“A goddess among mortals”: Alicia Cardenas changed the face of modern body modification

“A goddess among mortals”: Alicia Cardenas changed the face of modern body modification

In the body modification community, there are names that everyone knows: Fakir Musafar, Shannon Larratt, Howie Luna Cobra.

Also on that list, filled with mostly white men who have dominated the industry for decades, is Denver body modification artist and owner of Sol Tribe, Alicia Cardenas. As an Indigenous woman, Cardenas brought the rituals of Meso-American cultures into her body modification practices and empowered others to do the same.

“I just needed someone like Alicia to give me permission to really look at it from that perspective and be like, ‘I need to take ownership of this,’” said Luz de Luna Duran, owner of Luna Body Piercing Velton in Berlin, Germany. “These practices that we do, they are medicine. They are our magic. [Body modification] is how we enact the magic of our bodies out in the world. It was really inspiring to see another woman of color on these stages, taking those leadership positions.”

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

Welcome to Ms. Mayhem! /

Ms. Mayhem is a woman-owned, Denver-based online publication dedicated to authentic, in-depth news and uncovering the stories of underrepresented voices. We work to spark conversations about inclusivity and promote people who make waves within their communities.

We cover major stories from perspectives that are rarely seen from more mainstream outlets. Our stories focus on femme and non-binary identifying people in all walks of life, from sex work to the military; from tattooing and skateboarding to the STEM industry. We aim to report from the middle of the intersection of gender, sexuality, class, ability and race.

stay up to date with the latest ms. mayhem news /

Website designed & developed by Adventure Toward Creative

Content published by Ms. Mayhem, LLC