Body Modifications That Are Just Too Creepy

Posted by By Limoge at 8 October, at 12 : 43 PM Print


Some people will go to great lengths to stand out in the crowd, which has meant some extreme methods of body modifications over the years. Gone are the days of standard tattoos or piercings, they’re so passe. Nowadays there are many new ways to alter the human body in a way that will make it more unique than it already is. Here are some examples of just how far some people will go just to be different.  WARNING: These photos are intended for mature viewers only.

Corneal Tattooing

Speaking for myself, eyeballs and needles do not suit each other but some people clearly beg to differ. Performed with a traditional tattooing needle,  the eye is held open while the pigment is injected directly into the cornea.

Scarification

Scarification is not a new form of body modification. In primitive societies, members would scar their bodies to note great defeats and hunts. Today scarification is the creative and artistic application of scars in a controlled manner to achieve an aesthetically or spiritually pleasing result. With this particular body modification, cuts are made between 1/4″ and 3/4″ into the skin while the scar tissue is used to imprint words, pictures, and designs upon the body.

Human Branding

Branding, perhaps, the most painful of all body modifications, is a process that involves burning the skin in a manner that will result in a permanent scar or mark, usually in a pattern or the shape of a specific symbol. In full-scale branding, the iron is heated hot enough and applied long enough that the resulting wound is a third degree burn, which destroys the nerve.   Body modifiers who have chosen this form of scarification claim that due to the extreme pain, this type of scarring  is therefore more personal to them and to some extent, more symbolic.

3D-Art Implant

3D-Art Implant is any object implanted fully under the skin for the purpose of affecting a sculptural change of the surface. The “invention” and popularization of implants as 3D-Art is credited primarily to artist Steve Haworth, who in early 1994, invented the concept of implanting steel under the skin. Implants can be stretched just like piercings. A good example of this are horn implants—they start as smaller implants, and are then taken out when healed and replaced with slightly larger ones. This process is repeated to achieve the final size.

Corset Piercings

This is one of the newest trends in body modification.  Corset piercings are a series of surface piercings arranged up the back in two vertical columns. The piercing is located in the spot where the eyelets would be if one was wearing a corset. It is a symmetrical piercing with an equal number of holes on each side. As few as four holes can be used (two on each side) up to as many as the expanse of skin will allow. Due to the difficulty and risks associated with permanently healing single surface piercings, most corset piercings are intended to be temporary in nature.

Body Suspension

Body suspension is the act of suspending the human body via temporary piercings made just before the suspension process. The body is then raised either partially or completely from the ground by especially modified fishing hooks. Suspensions are sometimes used for meditation supposedly to gain a higher level of spiritual fulfillment or awareness. It can also be used as entertainment or as performance art.

Tongue Splitting

Otherwise known as tongue bifurcation, this body modification sees the tongue split centrally creating a forked tongue as a result. Most methods involve laser surgery or scalpeling but some modifiers who choose to do it themselves achieve the look by tightening nylon bindings that have been inserted into an existing tongue piercing. This method takes a while to achieve and the modifier will have to endure a tremendous amount of pain to get there. Tongue splitting is reversible but the reversal is even more painful than the tongue splitting procedure.

Earlobe Stretching

A craze that has seemed to take off around the world, earlobe stretching involves a piercing in the ear that gradually over time will be replaced by a larger piercing making the hole in the ear stretch. This is known as a “flesh tunnel”.  The stopping point is said to be 1/2 an inch as this is the point in which the ear will still be able to heal and seal the hole. It’s believed this body modification was inspired by the African tribal women who stretch their earlobes as part of their culture.

Pointy Ears

Some people have started having surgery to turn their human shaped ears into those of a mythological Elf. The reshaping is achieved by a careful dissection from the top of the ear which is then replaced by a specially crafted flap that has been made from the cartilage and skin of the patient. Skin closure is done with unabsorable, uninterrupted sutures.

Pierced Glasses

I do occasionally wear glasses and while in theory this sounds like a good concept I don’t think I would actually attempt it.  If you’re not bothered by facial piercings and you’re sick of misplacing your glasses or replacing your contacts, your spectacles can now be permanently attached to your face via a piercing across the nose.

Teeth Decorations

Teeth decorations vary and span from inlaid jewels to teeth filed to points. Some like to sharpen their teeth to look more like a vampire, while others show their wealth by having them all coated in gold. In Africa, some tribes file teeth into points, and knock out others, to show the participant has made the journey from childhood to adulthood.

Feline For Life

While this guy violates all laws of nature, he follows almost all of the body alteration procedures on the list.  With the addition of full facial tattoos to stripe his skin like some kind of a tiger, piercings that are used for attaching whiskers, and teeth filing so he can more easily eat a diet of raw meat (yeah, that’s right), Dennis Avner is about as close to being Catman as you can get. And better yet he actually holds down an office job!

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  2. Jackie, 4 years ago Reply

    Gross, gross, gross!! All super gross….

    • nobody, 2 years ago Reply

      all yall people are freaking gross , and yal shouldnt do these things to yals body but the laces and split in the toungues are cool .

  3. Pat C, 4 years ago Reply

    Well…….the people with the pointy ears would always have a job around Christmas…..

  4. katy, 3 years ago Reply

    they eye tatoo thing is pretty tight

  5. lexie, 3 years ago Reply

    these people are craxzyyy

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  7. Bella, 2 years ago Reply

    Well, that phone is pretty epic if you ask me ;) I’d never do it, but I like the look of those massive earlobes.
    Also suspension is less creepy than it seems here, really.

    Tough I agree the feline man is just outright scary!

    The teeth and ears are epic, and since I larp I’ve worn fake elf ears and fake teeth plenty of times, but to actually make it from my own body??
    No way, never, ever ever!
    The same for the eye tattoo, it looks cool, and if it were a lens I’d love it. But this is PERMANENT! Jezus christ! :O
    And scarifications can look awesome, or creepy, but I’d NEVER do it. I would freak out of the pain, omfg! I don’t even have earrings, not a single body mod! Also I’m kinda twitchy when it comes to pain, so… never, ever, ever!
    Respect for the people who can pull themselves trough by the way.

  8. natasha mangion, 2 years ago Reply

    fucken crazzzzyyyyy lol:)

  9. Summer, 2 years ago Reply

    Not all gross, I thinks corset is pretty sweet lookin’ I may get that myself lol


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