BEYOND THE PAIN
BODY ART IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE AN IMPORTANT MEANS TO SELF-EXPRESSION AND IS ONE OF THE WAYS PEOPLE CAN PAY HOMAGE TO THEMSELVES AS INDIVIDUALS, BY ACKNOWLEDGING THEIR EXISTENCE THROUGH AESTHETIC REPRESENTATION. SINCE TRIBAL DAYS, BODY ART HAS BEEN A WAY TO MARK ONE’S ACCEPTANCE OF ONE’S SELF, AND IN SO DOING, HELPING ONE TO UNDERSTAND, ACCEPT AND RESPECT THE INDIVIDUALISM OF OURSELVES AND OUR FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS. THE WORLD AT LARGE SEEMS TO HAVE FORGOTTEN THIS IN ITS QUEST FOR CIVILIZATION AND HAS INADVERTENTLY TURNED US INTO SAVAGES WHO JUDGE RECKLESSLY, WITHOUT REGARD FOR AN INDIVIDUAL’S ACHIEVEMENTS AND ABILITIES.

Studio 57 – 57 6th Street Parkhurst – Johannesburg
Mobile: 083 475 0524
E-mail:conrad@beyondthepain.co.za

Seth Riley

Services Offered: Jewellery Sales |

For a long time I didn’t love my body and in the efforts I’ve made to appreciate it more, and all of the changes that I have made to the outside of my body, I noticed that the only changes that made a difference to the way I see myself are the ones that reflect who I am on the inside.

Feeling comfortable in my skin is something that I could only do once I realized that it was MY skin and the freedom, and power to do whatever I wanted with my body served as more than just a form of expression, but as a form of healing that helped me love myself from the inside out.

I love my job because I get to help people reclaim their bodies the same way I did mine.