To modify or not?
Don't worry, not everyone looks like this --->
Many of these certainly aren't work or child safe, but if you want to check out a little more on them i found this site to give a pretty basic rundown on your body mod need to know.
Which has got me thinking. Is body mod really just the new fashion statement? And is this putting our children in a dangerous situation of getting something permanent and possibly dangerous done on a whim to "be cool"?
There is also "tight lacing" or "corset training". Ah yes, the images of those women who wear those super small corsets so their waists take on the size of a ten cent coin would be correct.
There are body mod procedures like "branding". Yep, i see you thinking of old western movies where they're putting hot bits of metal onto a cows hide. That's exactly it. Or maybe you giggle thinking back to your high school days of "smileys"? I did the former too.
Similarly there is "scarring" which instead involves cutting out the skin in certain patterns and designs. People explain these to be like "intense tattoo's", i think of it more like "intense farking craziness".
Back when i finished school and welcomed legal adulthood (although actual adulthood didn't happen until much later) in 2004, was when i guess i noticed piercing starting to take on a new level. I had heard about and seen "wrist piercings" and that became my new hunt down, but back then it just seemed impossible to find someone who had trained in such a piercing outside of the mainstream piercings and i was soon pregnant and left thinking about a baby pulling at it, which gave me the realisation of just how much it would get caught on things and how delicate it then seemed.
Recently i have become intrigued by dermal anchor's. I'd love two little jewels to decorate my decolletage. That was until i actually watched the process. Uhhh, yeah i might not, okay guys??
There are also "subdermal implants" where certain types of jewellery in different shapes are placed under the skin allowing your skin to heal over it and take on that shape.
This then takes on a new meaning when we move on to "pearling". No, not the necklace type, but something that probably gets me cringing even more. Pearling is when small beads are permanently inserted just under the skin in places such as your labia or penis. I guess those guys have no use for textured condoms? No?
We then go on to "corneal tattooing" (tattoo's in your eyes) and "extraocular implant" (cutting your eye open to insert a small piece of jewellery.
I do not endorse any of these procedures, nor do i encourage them. Also i am not against any of the above. Just simply expressing my personal opinion.