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Fakir (Roland Edmund Loomis) Musafar

 (1930 - 2018)
Fakir (Roland Edmund Loomis) Musafar was active/lived in California.  Fakir Musafar is known for body play performance art, advertising, photography.

Biography   Fakir (Roland Edmund Loomis) Musafar


"Fakir Musafar, Whose ‘Body Play’ Went to Extremes, Dies at 87," Obituary, by Daniel E. Slotnik, The New York Times, Aug. 13, 2018


Fakir Musafar first found pleasure in pain as a teenager named Roland Loomis in his family’s basement in the mid-1940s.

It was the beginning of a lifelong passion for piercing, branding, tattooing, suspension, corseting and other outré practices that he would come to call “body play.” After years of conducting these activities in secret, away from society’s judgmental gaze, he changed his professional name and became a performance artist and passionate body-play advocate.

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