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Feb
04

Body Modification: Tongue Splitting

Posted by Disha Singh on February 4, 2008
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alan tongue splitting. body modification
Tongue Splitting is one of the hottest body modification. It is a procedure of cutting the tongue from centre towards the base.

Shown above is a photograph of Alan from Indianpolis, Indiana, US. The image shows the bloody scene after tongue bifurcation or tongue splitting.

The brave guy did it himself and said,


“I had no problems with my split. It was healed within a couple weeks of having it done. I had it cut back further once it was healed, and that time it was also healed very quickly with no complications. There was really no special aftercare that I used for it other than I would for a normal oral piercing… rinse with clean water any time I ate or drank anything, didn’t use harsh mouthwashes, avoided spicy/hot foods for a while, and drank a ton of water, etc.”

Guys don’t think that it’s an easy process after reading Alan’s words because he is a professional in tattoos and body modification field thus knows well the pros and cons of tongue splitting. You need to take special care of few things before going in for tongue bifurcation as it can be at times so risky that you can even die.

Always make sure to take help of an erudite practitioner, instead of trying in a group of friends or by yourself, as you can harm the lingual nerve and anemics can suffer because of uncontrolled loss of blood. It is a very painful and a bloody procedure. Consult your doctor or get it done by him.

For more reading about Tongue Splitting check out below pasted link.
http://www.bmezine.com/tsplitfaq.html

Jan
16

Acquaint yourself with all sides of Suspension

Posted by Disha Singh on January 16, 2008
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Joy’s 2 point sucide suspension
(“2 point suicide” or “2 point back” suspension)

Hello friends, today I’m here to throw some light on all sides of “Suspension” with the help of our friend and tattoo artist Joy Rumore of Twelve 28 Tattoo, Brooklyn, New York. She is also a member of a suspension group called “Rites of Passage” whose founder is Emrys Yetz.

I had asked her few questions regarding suspension and her group, she replied us and here we have an informative article based on her replies.

This post will surely wipe off the haze from your mind regarding “Suspension”.

Actaully, Suspension is an act of suspending human body via hooks that are poked through their body in form of a temporary body piercing.
2-point suicide suspension

Procedure:

“Suspension begins with the cleansing and marking of the area to be pierced. The flesh is then pierced with sterile needles and hooks. The person suspending is then securely tied to a rig, which is a metal piece of equipment attached to a rope and pulley system. They are lifted off of the ground and then suspend by their flesh alone. They hang for as long as they wish; 2 minutes or 2 hours. When they decided to end the suspension the rig is detached, the hooks removed, and the wounds are bandaged.”

Risks and Safety:

“The risks involved can range from small scarring at the piercing site to shock and death. Some people faint during suspensions. Some people have tearing of the skin around the hook and require sutures.

All people interested in suspending should do so only with those who are experienced and have knowledge about every aspect of the procedure.”

Joy Chest Suspension Scars and healed after 2 years
(Fresh and Healed Scars over two years)

What happens to skin after suspension?

“You may be sore for a few days and sometimes bruising is visible, the skin does go back to normal, though there may be small scars at the piercing sites.”

Price:

Suspension is an expensive procedure and to take an idea regarding its cost we asked Joy to tell us about the fee of their Group. It can vary but she replied;

“We have a donation fee of $100 per suspension. All of us in the group perform suspensions on a non-profit basis. The money received by those who suspend is put back into the group to buy more supplies.”
Suspension hook in the skin
(A pierced hook in the skin with markings on the skin)

Thanks Joy, for sparing sometime from your busy schedule.

Dec
30

Ear Pointing!

Posted by Disha Singh on December 30, 2007
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Ear Pointing

Ear pointing is also known as elf ear. It is a cool way of shaping your helix into an elf’s pointing ears.

There is no health secret behind this shaping and is mere a chic act of body modification. However, it is a procedure of removing small wedge of tissue from the tip of the ear, further suturing together the two edges which requires importantly the postoperative care.

According to ModernPlasztika.co.hu :

The procedure itself means a very careful dissection of the structures at the upper pole of the earlobe. The required reshaping is achieved by modellation of a specially designed chondro-cutaneous flap (a flap containing the own cartilage and skin of the patient). The new shape is fixed by means of absorbable sutures, skin closure is made with unabsorbable uninterrupted sutures.

ModernPlasztika is Dr. Lajos Nagy’s clinic that deals in various types of surgeries and body modifications too.