Elwood is a professionally trained and certified body piercer and body brander, scarification, suspension artist and photographer. He was trained in San Francisco, CA by Fakir Musafar, (the father of the Modern Primitive and the man credited with bringing body piercing to the western world).
As an educator and body modification practitioner, Elwood is known for his humorous personality while educating audiences on a variety of classes and workshops. He is acknowledged for his vast knowledge of the history of body modification and practical safety.
Elwood has presented numerous workshops surrounding body modification and alternative lifestyle topics around the globe. His commitment to advanced safety within the body mod industry has also led him to becoming an educator to the Simon Fraser Health Authority, Coastal Health Authority, The Canadian Institute of Professional Health Inspectors, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Elwood has also been featured on Television with appearances on Shaw's "Urban Rush", Discovery Channel's "Skin Deep", TLC's "Human Canvas: Sacred Skin" and on MTV Canada's "Select". Elwood has also been featured in various print mediums and radio interviews.
Elwood is also the Executive Director of Edgewalkers, an organization centered on the practice and provision of body based ritual in a tribal and community setting. For more information about Edgewalkers, contact Elwood directly.
Elwood is always happy to answer any questions or concerns about any body modification topic at:email@example.com or by calling or texting 604.836.5013
Skip Chasey, a/k/a Master Skip, addressed a crowd of nearly one million people at the Millennium March on Washington, and since then he has given more than a dozen keynote addresses and presented nearly 250 programs on the spiritual dynamics of BDSM at noteworthy leather events throughout North America. He has been profiled in Nerve.com magazine, Power Exchange magazine, the award-winning documentary film Pup, and Ask the Man Who Owns him, a book on gay male Master/slave relationships that received the National Leather Association’s 2010 non-fiction literary award. Master Skip is a co-founder of People of Leather Among You (2002-2006), a social and educational group for Southern California men and women interested in the integration of spirituality and leather/fetish sexuality; has served as a core instructor for the Butchmanns Experience (2001-2007), a periodic weekend retreat offering opportunities for profound personal growth to leathermen and women of all sexual orientations and identities; and was a co-producer of Southwest Leather Conference (2004-2010), “The Leather Family Gathering of Heart and Spirit.” Honors include the Leadership Award and the Lee Montague Memorial Community Service Award from Avatar Club Los Angeles, the Pantheon of Leather Community Choice Award, both the Master Heart Award and the Master Jack McGeorge Excellence in Education Award from the Master/slave Conference, and most recently the Leatherman’s Heart Award from Southwest Leather Conference.
In his own words, “Blood may be thicker than water, but leather is thicker than blood.”
slave Rick has offered keynote addresses and presented programs on the spiritual dynamics of M/s and D/s relationships at conferences and events throughout North America for over 16 years.
Community honors include the Southwest Leather Conference “Leatherman’s Heart Award” and the Master/slave Conference “slave Heart Award."
slave Rick recently published a new book entitled “Jolted Awake: An Unconventional Memoir” which is available on both www.alfredpress.com and www.lulu.com. In it, he presents his personal journey of an M/s relationship as a valid path toward Self-realization. he has been told it is a must read for all Masters and slaves. he hopes it may help lift the stigma often attached to various alternative lifestyles.
slave Rick is currently a licensed kink aware psychotherapist in Los Angeles, CA (www.KinkTherapistLosAngeles.com).
First and foremost, however, he is by Grace in service to his beloved Master.