Steve Haworth is a body modification artist and “human evolution artist” based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is responsible for the invention and popularization of subdermal 3D-art implants, as well as transdermal implants and electrocautery or “laser” branding. In addition, he invented a very successful variant of the surface bar, and has done pioneering work with magnetic implants, ear pointing, dermal punching, genital beading, tongue splitting and body suspension.
Called “the ultimate pioneer and a truly dedicated artist” by Bizarre Magazine, Steve Haworth is often cited as an inspiration by other body modification artists. Samppa von Cyborg calls him the “the most important, most respected body modder out there.” Shawn Porter of theScarWars project explains, “I directly credit Steve’s ESU branding as a main influence on the newer generation of scarification artists; his high detail branding (which caused a stir when it was featured in In the Flesh, Body Art and Bizarre) showed people that you could do more than just dots, chevrons and geometric shapes.”  According to respected scarification artist Ron Garza, “Steve has always been a pioneer and innovator. He has made a huge contribution to the modification community as a whole and the community wouldn’t be the same place it is today without him.”  The Guinness Book of World Records lists Steve as the “Most Advanced Body Modification Artist”, 1999 to present. He has done work on the well-known modified individuals The Enigma, Katzen, Stalking Cat and The Lizardman