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Body modifier accused of burning off part of a woman’s genitals closes up shop

The tattoo studio owned by an extreme body modifier who has been charged with genital mutilation has closed its doors permanently.

Brendan Russell, 37, owned and operated the studio in Erina Fair on the NSW Central Coast until last week – when it closed down.

The business closure comes weeks after Russell was charged – with police alleging he ‘burnt off part of a woman’s genitals with a branding iron’ during a procedure in 2016.

The tattoo studio owned by extreme body modifier Brendan Russell, who has been charged with genital mutilation,  has closed its doors permanently

Brendan Russell, 37, owned and operated the studio in Erina Fair on the NSW Central Coast until last week - when it closed dow

Brendan Russell, 37, owned and operated the studio in Erina Fair on the NSW Central Coast until last week – when it closed dow

The businesses closure comes weeks after Russell was charged - police allege he 'burnt off part of a woman's genitals with a branding iron' during a procedure in 2016

The businesses closure comes weeks after Russell was charged – police allege he ‘burnt off part of a woman’s genitals with a branding iron’ during a procedure in 2016

The woman 33, allegedly approached Russell to have a body modification procedure done, but was unhappy with the results.

She made a formal complaint to police.

Since then, the police have received more complaints about Russell – although he has only been charged with one offence.

Tattoo artist Klaus Huber used to see customers at Transition. He revealed the studio’s closure with an Instagram post on Thursday.

Since the police have received more complaints about Russell - he has however only been charged with one offence

Since the police have received more complaints about Russell – he has however only been charged with one offence

The woman 33, allegedly approached Russell to have a body modification procedure done, but was unhappy with the results

The woman 33, allegedly approached Russell to have a body modification procedure done, but was unhappy with the results

Shortly after Russell's arrest Daily Mail Australia revealed police were looking into the death of a woman who had been to see the body modifier

Shortly after Russell’s arrest Daily Mail Australia revealed police were looking into the death of a woman who had been to see the body modifier

Russell is currently out on bail. He is not allowed to perform any body modification procedures or teach anyone how to perform them

Russell is currently out on bail. He is not allowed to perform any body modification procedures or teach anyone how to perform them

‘As you may or may not have heard, the studio I’ve been working from, Transition, has sadly had to close its doors permanently,’ he wrote.

He is just one of the many tattooists, piercers and barbers who have had to find a new place to work.  

Russell is currently out on bail. He is not allowed to perform any body modification procedures or teach anyone how to perform them. 

He is due to appear before Gosford Court on July 20.  

He is due to appear before Gosford Court on July 20 

He is due to appear before Gosford Court on July 20 



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