Fakir Musafar

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Fakir Musafar (2007)

Fakir Musafar was the stage name of Roland Loomis (born August 10, 1930 in South Dakota , † August 1, 2018 ). He is considered to be the founder of the modern primitive movement . He experimented on his own body with various body modification techniques such as piercing , branding or suspension and was known for wearing corsets .


At the age of twelve he stabbed his first piercing and performed a breast suspension in 1966 or 1967. In 1977 he appeared in public for the first time under the pseudonym Fakir Musafar at the International Tattoo Convention in Nevada . His partner was Cleo Dubois.

From 1992 to 1999 he published BodyPlay and Modern Primitives Quarterly magazine . Musafar's texts and photographs have been published in Theater Journal , Bizarre magazine , Skin Two and PFIQ (Piercing Fan International Quarterly). Fakir Musafar took part in documentaries several times, including the 2005 film Modify .


In May 2019 the Association of Professional Piercers (APP) dedicated a special exhibition to Fakir Musafar in Las Vegas.


Web links

Commons : Fakir Musafar  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Lee Harrington: Spirit of Desire: Personal Explorations of Sacred Kink. Mystic Productions Press 2016, ISBN 1-942-73396-8 .
  2. Fakir Musafar: In Pursuit of the Spirit (horizontal view of exhibit)