Body modification is the deliberate altering of the human anatomy. In other words, it can be anything from a pierced ear to transdermal implants. You probably know someone with a tattoo or maybe even a piercing here or there, but we’re almost willing to bet that you have probably never seen anything like this. We dare you to look at these 25 surreal body modifications and not cringe.
Human teeth sharpening is the practice of manually sharpening teeth, usually the front incisors. Historically, it was usually done for spiritual purposes, but in modern times, this form of body modification has a mainly decorative function.
Also known as tongue bifurcation or forking, tongue splitting is a type of body modification in which the tongue is cut centrally from its tip to as far back as the underside base. Allegedly, some people do it to increase sensations when kissing. Other reasons include novelty, spirituality, and the desire to connect with one’s body.
Those who like to wear different decorative objects on their bodies and don’t want get pierced every time can try a magnetic implant. Once you have the magnet under your skin, you can pick any metal object and attach it to you easily without any pain.
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Also known as stigmatizing, human branding is the process in which a mark, usually a symbol or ornamental pattern, is burned into the skin of a living person, with the intention that the resulting scar makes a permanent decoration.
Corneal tattooing is a body modification in which the cornea, is permanently tattooed. Ouch!
A type of scarification, abrasion is a practice in which layers of human skin are removed through abrasion. It can be done either mechanically (e.g. using a sandpaper) or chemically (by means of corrosive chemicals).
Pioneered in Canada and now practiced mainly in Japan, bagel head is a body modification in which a saline is injected into a person´s forehead, creating a temporary swelling distortion of the head that resembles a bagel or a doughnut (hence the name).
While most of us hate when something gets into our eye, there are people out there who pay big money to have little decorative objects implanted right into their eyeballs.
While subdermal implants are completely burrowed under the skin, transdermal implants are partially exposed. This type of body modification is done through a process known as dermal punching.
While eyes are said to be the windows to the soul, your lip can be a window as well. Lip piercing is one of the most common types of piercing and to make this piercing even more striking, some people stick a transparent pyrux plug in the hole instead of a ring or stud.
Originating in 1994, subdermal implant is a method of body modification in which little objects, usually made from silicon or Teflon, are implanted under the skin, creating impressions upon the skin. This process is also known as a 3-D implant
Unfortunately, lips are not the only facial part some people want to have stitched together. There is no need to explain what eye sewing is. Nor is there a need to say that this gory method is one of the most painful and brutal types of body modification.