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Eyeglasses Piercing

October 25th 2012 23:36

These are pretty neat. Basically, the piercing is a bridge piercing that has been modified to hold glasses.


Where to Find Body Suspension

September 20th 2010 16:02
If you're interested in trying out body suspension, you want to do your research to find a reputable location and practitioner, so to speak. The last thing that you want is to have large hooks shoved through your skin, hung from the hooks, and have something go wrong.

Before making plans, you can go to your local tattoo shops and ask around. They may be able to give you a better idea as to where is a safe place to go.

Otherwise, I would recommend checking out You'll be able to find the closest and soonest meetings and rituals where you can be suspended. You'll also have the ability to contact the site owners for more information as to how to be included in these private adventures.

If this is something that you're really wanting to partake in, you want to spend the time researching, as well as the proper money to ensure that professionals are in charge. You don't want Joe Blow, down the street hooking you up with fishing hooks and hanging you from the nearest tree.


How to Heal a Human Brand

January 12th 2010 15:05
Strike Branding Equipment
Whether you're thinking about getting a brand or you just got one, you need to make sure that you know proper aftercare. The last thing that you need to do is get an extreme body modification and then it end up infected. You'll definitely lose your initial design and end up with some distortion.

First off, take into account that depending on the extent of the brand, it may take a long time to properly heal. Some brands may take an average of 6 to 12 months to heal. Larger human brands will take longer to heal than smaller ones, but if they're performed properly, they should still be the same depth, which will average out the healing time. Plus, depending on your own body, you'll find that the actual healing time will vary.

No matter what type of skin brand you got or plan to, you want to always treat it like a burn.

When it comes to healing a human brand, you'll find that there are many different methods. Some people claim that irritating with the wound will help it scar better and some claim by suffocating it with vaseline will help. For the most part though, you'll find that more people use the 'leave it alone' method.

A brand is basically a third degree burn, and will easily become infected, so you want to make sure that you take care of it properly. Avoid getting debri into the wound, and avoid picking at it. When it comes to irritating and suffocating ta human brand, you'll find that the scarring will vary in places over the brand. Some areas of the brand may have raised scarring, whereas others may have just light scarring. You want to leave the human brand alone!

Let your body heal the burn naturally.

Keep in mind that brands are not like tattoos and are not going to be even. If you let your body heal the brand naturally, you'll find that you may see uneven scarring across the overall design. Sometimes the scar may migrate, and sometimes some areas may scar darker than others.

Also keep in mind that lines within a brand may heal up to three times the initial width of the brand. This means that when healing, the image may be distorted no matter how you choose to care for the brand.

Branding does not produce perfect lines like tattooing. Scars will migrate and can heal inconsistently leaving some areas more pronounced then others. Any lines formed during the branding process can be expected to heal to three times the initial wound width. So, with this factor alone, if you pick at the wound, you're going to have even more distortion because when you pick at a wound, you're not only pulling up the scab, but sometimes you can remove part of the healthy skin, which can cause more scarring outside of the brand.

And, if all else fails and you're not happy how the brand healed, you can have it re-branded once the tissue has completely healed. It's best to wait at least a full year before you try to re-brand though. If you decide that you don't want the brand or want to cover it up, you can have it tattooed over, as well, again wait at least a year.


Pictures of Branding

December 31st 2009 16:50
Branding is not one of the more popular body modifications, as there just aren't that many people skilled enough to do a proper brand. Plus, not that many people have really heard of them or are willing to get them, especially in comparison to tattoos.

Branding is a form of scarification where a heated material, usually a metal, is applied to the skin. The burn is generally pretty serious and eventually becomes a noticeable scar. It can be an area of thick, raised skin that can be just slightly darker than skin color, or it may be much darker once healed. The amount of scarring that you actually get from a brand will depend on your body and its ability to heal.

If you want a brand, you want to make sure that you do the research and find something that is qualified because serious injury can result. You don't want to just get a piece of hot iron and brand yourself. You want to make sure that you find an experienced practitioner.

Here are a few pictures of different brands.

Not 100 percent if this is a true brand or another form of scarification

branding irons


Scarification is Not a Cry for Help

October 8th 2009 13:47
Scarification is an ancient body art that is very tribal. It was used to mark significant points in one's life, achievements, and other points of interests. Although, the art of scarification isn't as popular today as tattooing is, another ancient form of body art, it is still a body art that should not be frowned upon those more conservative people.

You'll find that even people with tattoos, may find scarring a sign that a person is asking for help. But, it's not like cutting. It's not like you're taking a blade and just slicing your skin. Scarification is a beautiful art when the process is handled by a professional.

People who opt to have a solely decorative scar, is not paying good money to have skin cut and in many cases removed from his/her body because they feel like they need to cut themselves.

Self cutters generally cut for attention, but there are actually about 3-4 general types of cutters. (These are general reason. None specific and do not apply to everyone.)

1. They may have the occasional urge to cut themselves, which usually isn't going to cause too much attention.
2. A self cutter may cut themselves to feel the physical pain instead of focusing on the mental pain.
3. You may have a self cutter who just wants attention; these people will generally cut themselves in the open where people can see, such as wrists, arms, legs, etc. These people are hard to help because while helping them, you're just giving in to what they're wanting, which is attention, but you just can't sit by and let them continue to cut.
4. Fetish cutting is another common form of self cutting, which in this case can turn out bad if the cuts are too deep, but most of the time these cuts are controlled and situational.

Scarification does not fall into any of these categories. It is more of a tattoo than cutting. People who get decorative scars generally have it all planned out, as it is permanent, and it would surely take a good bit of Mederma to fade the scar. Generally, people will get flowers, flames, and tribal designs. Scarification in any of it forms- branding, skin removal, dremel, etc.- is going to fall into the body modification category more closely with tattoos,

People who want or decide to pay for a professional scarring, should not be harassed and pestered about talking to someone about any potential problems or suicidal thoughts. Just because someone gets scarification, it doesn't mean they're crying for help.


There are many different body modifications that one can have done to their body, ranging from a simple hair dye or boob job to unnecessary amputation and body suspension, but the extent of whether or not a modification is TOO extreme is going to depend on the individual.

You'll find that there are pretty hardcore body modifications like, cutting off a finger that is still useful or stretching large holes in your genital area. But, there's really no limit as to a body modification that is too extreme

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Ink Rubbing

February 7th 2009 19:29

Chemical Scarification

February 4th 2009 18:15
There are different forms of scarification, one of which is chemical scarification. Esentially, a chemical reaction is used to further irritate a wound caused by another means, typically cutting. Sometimes chemical scarification is used to directly produce the wound.

For the most part, the wound is caused by cutting, usually a scalpel, then a chemical irritant is added to the cut to ensure that a heavy and raised scar is created. The initial chemical is usually a soap but can be formaldehyde

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Cold Branding

December 29th 2008 10:24
Cold branding, or freeze branding, is very rare and almost unheard of among modificationists. Typically, the process is one that ranchers use to brand their cattle, as it has minimal damage and any hair that grows from the brand is white, making the brand permanent and the cattle easy to identify.

Only a small number of people have actually experimented with cold branding. Liquid nitrogen is used on some material, typically a metal, and placed on the skin in order to create the brand

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December 28th 2008 22:22
There are many different methods of scarification, one of which is branding. Typically, branding is performed with a heated material, usually metal, that is applied to the skin in order to cause a burn that will become a scar. Ideally, the brand will be a raised scar that is slightly lighter than the color of the skin, but there are many instances where the color and hieght of the scar will vary. There are even instances where the scar will sit into the skin instead of raise on top of it.

If you are interested in this procedure, you need to make sure that it is done by a very experienced practitioner, as this controlled injury is not safe

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Tooth Filing

November 29th 2008 01:57
There are essentially two different ways that you can change the way your teeth look- 1) add caps to your teeth or 2) have them filed and permanently reshaped. Temporary "vampire teeth" may be a cool way to freak your friends and family out, but the alternative of removing part of your teeth is nearly permanent.

A dentist will be the only means that you can safely have your teeth filed, and a dentist will be able to fully explain to you all of the risks, which are minimal

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Tongue Frenectomy

November 28th 2008 07:33
A tongue frenectomy is the process of cutting or removing the tongue web, or frenum, in order to "lengthen" the tongue. The tongue is freed from the connective tissue underneath it, which makes the tongue appear longer. A tongue frenectomy is actually a medical procedure that many people have when the tongue frenum is too pronounced and causes speech problems or discomfort. Otherwise, it is a purely personal reason to have the frenum cut.

Although not recommended because of the risks of cutting blood vessels, you can take sharp medical scissors and snipping the tongue web after rinsing your mouth with an oral xylocaine. But, again the blood vessels are prominant in this area, and it can be hard to miss. This method will ONLY work if the tongue web is very pronounced, which you can tell if when you stick your tongue out as far as you can, and the tongue webbing is between your lower front teeth

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Earlobe Removal

November 27th 2008 12:04

Earlobe removal is another form of ear shaping that involves the partial or full removal of the earlobe. There are a few different methods that one could perform in order to successfully remove the earlobe, but remember that the safest method is always to do so under a professional's supervision

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Extreme Corsetting or Corsetry

September 27th 2008 18:04
photo was taken by Adrian; Flickr Image by marimoon

Corsets are extremely stiff undergarments that are made with laces to help fasten them tightly around the woman's waist area. They used to be worn to help shape the female body, but in many cases they are now worn as outer garments and part of an outfit.

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