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.

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Teeth sharpening

Tooth sharpening

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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.

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Neck rings

Neck rings

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In many tribes, neck rings have been part of important traditions. To elongate their necks, tribal women wear decorative neck rings that push their collarbones and ribs down, twisting them eventually at an angle of up to 45 degrees lower than what is natural.

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Tongue splitting

Tongue splitting

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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.

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Corset piercing

Corset piercing

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A corset piercing is a very painful body modification in which a person´s back is pierced multiple times mostly side to side and then laced up like a real corset. Due to the pain and risk of injury, most corset piercings are intended to be temporary.

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Magnetic implants

Magnetic implants

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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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Human branding

Human branding

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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.

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Genital beading

Genital beading

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Genital beading is the practice of inserting small beads made of various materials beneath the skin of the genitals. As well as being an aesthetic practice, this is usually intended to enhance the sexual pleasure of partners during vaginal or anal intercourse.

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Corneal tattooing

Eye tattoo

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Corneal tattooing is a body modification in which the cornea, is permanently tattooed. Ouch!

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Eye ball tattooing

Eye ball tattoo

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But the cornea is not the only part of an eye that can get tattooed. The white of the eye can also be modified. Some people have ornaments tattooed right on their eye balls while others choose to change the color entirely.

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Abrasion

Abrasion

Abrasion

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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).

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Bagel head

Bagel head

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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).

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Suspension

Suspension

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A suspension is the act of suspending a human body via hooks implanted through body piercing. There are several basic types of suspension such as the coma suspension, the suicide suspension or the superman suspension.

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Extraocular implant

Extraocular implant

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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.

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Scarification

Scarification

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In the process of body scarification, scars are formed by cutting the skin by varying methods to purposely influence wound healing. The resulting scars – usually designed in pictures or words – create a permanent body modification.

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Subdermal implant

Subdermal implant

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Transdermal implant

Transdermal implant

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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.

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Extreme piercing

Extreme piercing

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Usually, body piercing involves puncturing a part of the human body to create a discreet opening in which little to medium sized jewelry may be worn. Nevertheless, some people have pushed this practice to incorporate holes in very bizarre parts of the bodies in order to wear even more bizarre objects.

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Lip window

Lip window

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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.

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Lip sewing

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Another unusual lip alternation, lip sewing is considered to be a ritualistic modification, with much symbolism connected to the idea of closing the lips. There have also been several cases when lip sewing was used as a means of political protest.

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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

 

Eye sewing

Eye sewing

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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.

 

 

 

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