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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Those who like to wear different decorative objects on their bodies and don’t want to 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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