Body modification includes anything from piercings and tattoos all the way to surgical augmentations such as implants and injections. Photographer Roger Kisby recently captured some of the many women who proudly sport their bold and downright stunning body modifications.
Kisby just happened to be walking in Las Vegas on June 7 when he stumbled upon the Association of Professional Piercers Conference and Exposition. Though Kisby told The Huffington Post he himself doesn't have any tattoos or piercings, he said he was drawn to the opportunity to highlight the beauty in everyone's differences.
Kisby said he wandered around the convention asking people if he could take their pictures. “People were just really open to getting their photograph taken," he told HuffPost. Many of the people Kisby spoke with at the convention worked in the body modification field at different tattoo and piercing parlors.
“I always like it when people are not afraid to be who they are," Kisby said. "And especially when those people come together who individually out there in the real world have to deal with prejudices, it’s really heartwarming and nice to see people be able to celebrate themselves all together.”
Kisby tried to highlight a broad range of people who have piercings, tattoos and other types of body modification in order to show that "there’s no one type or style of person" at the conference. "I wanted to make sure that I could show each person in their own authentic way," he said.
"The point of this project was not to point and say, 'Look at these people, look at how weird they look,'" Kisby told Refinery29. "It was to show the range of people that practice piercing or do it for a living or are enthusiasts."
Below are 16 images of women and their beautiful, colorful and creative types of body modification.