Nick Wolak – along with artists from his local enterprises – will be visiting my HDFS 5440 classroom on The Ohio State University Main Campus (Campbell Hall, Room 143) on Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 11:10 am to 12:30 pm. If you wish to bring a friend, make certain to tell them that chairs are not part of the bargain. There are just enough chairs for students enrolled in the class. All others should be prepared to grab a square of carpet.
This panel is offered to students along with a reading based on the research of Rivardo & Keelan* which examined correlations between body modifications (i.e., tattoos and piercings), sexual activity, and religious practices and beliefs.
From his Website:
Nick Wolak is the proud parent of two amazing children – Lennox Jahi and Ayala Itzel. He and his wonderful partner, Jennifer have dedicated their years together to balancing the endless tasks and joys of parenthood, academia, yoga/judo, body modification, meditation and traveling.
Nick has been in the industry since 1995 at Dos Gavachos Y Un Chilango Tattoos in Acapulco, Mexico. He has traveled to more than thirty countries where he has visited studios, done guest spots, and taken part in body modification rituals & ceremonies.
Nick completed his Masters degree at the Ohio State University in Somatic and Cultural Studies in 2002. His final project, “Somatic Piercing: The Art and Ritual of Body Piercing” portrays his experiences in body rituals as well as illuminates other piercers’ views on the matter.
Instructor Note: Here are just a few of the things that keep Nick creatively connected to the Columbus community (and beyond):
Image of Nick Wolak found on Pinteret: http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/02/5b/e5/025be55fb4953b522783b18e3dae24e2.jpg
* Students read the 2010 Article: Body modifications, sexual activity, and religious practices