There was a news story recently about a prison tattoo program (Modified Mind posted it in the "Headlines" section with this link: What do you think of this program? Should it have been axed? Should other body modification related programs be developed and if so, what are your ideas?

Go To The Round Table Discussion

The Modified Mind Round Table is being placed on a long-term hiatus. Modified Mind would like to thank Sara Mitchell, Shannon Larratt, Marria Brum, Greg Morgan, Robby Cobb, Mike Ireland Grant, Blackbird and all past retired members for all their help as members of the Round Table over the years. This year's Round Table articles were my last attempt to revive this section, but the low number of responses and lack of reader participation has resulted in my decision to suspend this section for the foreseeable future. Modified Mind is always looking for new Round Table members and I'll gladly revive this section if I can get some new membership, so if you're interested in being a part of the Round Table, please submit an e-mail with your own well-written response to an old Round Table question of your choice. I am not officially retiring the current members, as they will be invited back if this section is ever revived -- and all previously retired members are welcome to return as well. This section has been a long-time center piece of Modified Mind and I am sad to see it go, perhaps it'll be back in the future, but until then...

Date Topic
May 2007 The Canadian Prison Tattoo Program
March 2007 Plastic Surgery and the Body Modification Community
January 2007 Modified Mind of the Year 2006
February 2006 2005 Goldminds
December 2005 Religion as Defense Against Discrimination
September 2005 Imposed Waiting Periods
August 2005 Thought Provoking Questions
April 2005 David Clinger
March 2005 Body Modification vs. Body Destruction
February 2005 2004 Goldminds
July 2004 Body Modification Pet Peeves
March 2004 Drug Use In Performance Body Play
December 2003 2003 Goldminds
November 2003 Bodyart Themed Businesses
October 2003 Parents and the Ethics of Gender Reassignment
September 2003 Tongue Splitting Legislation
February 2003 Effects of Trendiness
January 2003 End of the Year Awards 2002
December 2002 Self-Done Extreme Mods
2002 Body Modification and Employment Discrimination
2002 Personal Meaning of Body Modification
2002 Legal Line Between Modification and Surgery
2002 Bans on Piercing/Tattoo Shops
2002 End of the Year Awards 2001
2001 School Dress Codes
2000-2001 Is Anything Too Extreme?
2000-2001 Media's Portrayal of the Modified
2000-2001 Acceptance of Voluntary Amputation
2000-2001 Mandatory Training and Malpractice Issues
2000-2001 Inspiring People In The Bod Mod Community
2000-2001 Biggest Problems in the Industry
2000-2001 Rite of Passage Rituals in Modern Cultures
2000-2001 Advances In Body Modification
2000-2001 End of the Year Awards 2000


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Jason Sand

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