But Coco's equipment was stolen in April of last year, and it's been nearly 13 months since any of the group members have hung. Coco and Daze have been working to raise the $5,000 to buy new equipment, and in the meantime, Coco says, he's been talking to producers from the MTV series True Life to do a segment about the crew.

There's little sign, meanwhile, that state laws limiting body modification are likely to be relaxed in the near future, says James Weber, the former APP president.

Daze is a fixture at fetish parties, tattoo conventions, and porn expos.
Giulio Sciorio
Daze is a fixture at fetish parties, tattoo conventions, and porn expos.
Coco Stabs has been pushing the limits of body modification since 2001.
Eric Madrid
Coco Stabs has been pushing the limits of body modification since 2001.

Even with guys like himself, Daze, and Alberta pushing limits in parlors around the 305, Coco doesn't see the extreme edge of body modification becoming the norm here anytime soon. Not that he's too upset about it — what's the fun of being on the fringe if everyone else is out there with you?

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14 comments
Zach Pasdoe
Zach Pasdoe

These people are going to look EXTREMELY silly once they surpass the age of 50.

wadespade
wadespade

Doesn't JliciousB have some kind of ring through her lip ? Gross, it makes me think of AIDS !!!

Ross Godinez
Ross Godinez

"modifiers brave social stigma" pleaseeee, is this what we've come to in America? Sorry, your lifestyle is the fringe of society and deviant behavior. MLK Jr was brave in pushing societal boundaries, not these attention seekers.

Chingy
Chingy

Last days of Rome.

Adam
Adam

body-mutilation seems a better description than body-modification

Medi
Medi

Michael Anthony Alberta isn't pro-transhumanism. Whoever wrote this article obviously didnt interview him correctly- or worse. If you want to stick him with any ism he should be tied to shamanism.

pamela.92
pamela.92

You guys should have talked more about Mike Albertas work rather than his passed. I've listened to him speak on the air and he's not the villian being portrayed in this article.

Brandon
Brandon

You guys should have done a whole article on Alberta, that dude is a legend on the beach.

Missxtina81
Missxtina81

Proud and happy to see any one do some thing they enjoy ....big ups COCO!

Ed Ochoa
Ed Ochoa

Noelle at New Age Body Percings started this long time ago before any of these guys were even thinking about body modifications

 
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