Shane grew up in a sheltered Delaware town. From a young age he had an interest in exploring art. He discovered skateboarding, and youthful punk rock rebellion. At 13 he pierced his ears, and then at 16 he pierced his nipple. The day Shane turned 18, he got his first tattoo. Shane attended the University of Delaware, where he began to pierce his eager friends. In his Sophomore year, he became the first professional body piercer in Delaware.
A year later, Shane was introduced to body modification guru Steve Haworth. Shane was humbled and inspired, and since then has made sure to explore as many facets of body modification and body play as possible. In 1995, Shane formed the performance group Whacks. By 1997 Whacks had evolved into a three man group. In April 2000, Shane set the Guinness World Record for ‘The Longest Suspension from the Least Amount of Hooks”. With the assistance of his fellow performers, Shane hung from only ONE hook. Shane has found spiritual inspiration in his suspensions and body play. He does not condone drug use, and prefers to use the endorphins in his own body to lead him to new states of consciousness. The physical feats of endurance Shane has gone through have made him into a strong and resilient character.
Shane has large and impressive collections of guns, horror paraphernalia, venomous snakes, and classic skateboards. His house is full of interesting pets, taxidermied animals and real human bones.
Shane currently works as a tattooer and master piercer at Olde Media Tattoo. He has appeared in numerous media publications, and has won a number of awards at tattoo conventions. and has tattooed members of Motley Crue, Slipknot, Static-X, Prong, Dragonforce, Walls of Jerhico, Life of Agony, and motocross team Metal Mulisha!
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