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:elwood.reid@me.com or by calling or texting 604.836.5013