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Rest in Peace Fakir Musafar

Fakir Musafar 
August 10, 1930-August 1, 2018.

Sadly, we must say goodbye to another figure from the world of body modification. Born Roland Loomis, the man better known as “The Fakir,” influenced all generations of piercers, the other disciplines of body art, and the modern primitives community. In May 2018, when ready to  announce he was sick with lung cancer, he gifted us all with a message you can read here. It’s a great window into how the man saw the world and our community.

Please stop into New Flower and ask to see our small collection of books and magazines featuring The Fakir. We have classic issues of Prometheus, Body Play, PFIQ, and RE:Search, and Fakir’s personal book of photography Spirit and Flesh. You’ll find these on display in our showroom. The real gem is kept in our office and you’re welcome to take a look, we have an original piercer’s workbook from the early days of Fakir’s piercing school. While piercers today would see it rudimentary, 30 years ago it would have been considered advanced.

If you’re already familiar with The Fakir and his life’s work, or if you’re learning about him for the first time now, take a minute to light a candle to help light the path for someone who believed strongly in the connection between spirit and flesh. He wasn’t only one of the early pioneers of body piercing, he was the one who refused to separate the tribal-like spirit from the often mechanical nature of what we do as professionals. Namasté Fakir Musafar

John Johnson
John Johnson is a professional body piercer at New Flower Studio in Long Beach, CA. He's also a Red Cross instructor and authorized OSHA trainer. He manages the online curriculum for the Association of Professional Piercers and is a member of ASTM International.