Scarification, split tongue and magnetic skin: 5 body modifications that can still surprise
If at one time tattoos and piercings were considered taboo, now it is surprising to be able to rather their absence from the person, and not the presence. It seems that every first (at least if we take the average age of 25-30 ) has something like this, so even in companies with a strict dress code this is unlikely to be the reason for refusal when hiring. Maximum – you will be asked to take off piercings to meet with management or cover up tattoos with clothes with long sleeves on another occasion.
And yet there are some amazing body modifications that are becoming more popular over time. Silicone implants on the face, split tongue and scarification – maybe in ten or twenty years it will all look just as normal as today’s wrist tattoo. But while they, nevertheless, remain things that are still capable of attracting attention.
“The growing number of people who stuff tattoos, is gradually changing the stigma, so that even more original body modifications are increasingly accepted by society,” says Bustle tattoo artist Adam Villani. “We are at a point where even tunnels in the ears are mostly accepted by society, which was unthinkable twenty years ago.” Below – five bodily modifications, which are becoming more in demand, but so far can shock the uninitiated.
Scarification, better known as scarification, is somewhat like a normal tattoo, but still has a much more frightening appearance. Although there are, historians believe, longer than tattoo art. It is known that something like “dabbled”, for example, in the African tribes, using scarification not only as punishment (read: branding), but also as a way to allocate a person for certain merits. According to the masters of the tattoo, sometimes scarring is done as an independent pattern, and sometimes – as an addition to an already existing tattoo for a more effective result.
According to Villiani, subdermal silicone implants are also becoming more popular. These implants are often used to create cones and horns on the head, but they can also be used to create all kinds of bulges on the body at all. Sometimes it looks more appropriate (for example, when small implants form the heart or the first letter of the name on the wrist), and sometimes more defiantly (say, triangular-shaped implants on the face, allowing to create at least extraterrestrial cheekbones if not alien).
Split (or split) the tongue – cutting the tongue exactly in the center to make it look like the tongue of a snake. There is evidence that in the Maya people the dissection of the tongue was considered a sign of submission to the gods (by the way, the “sacred” cheek punching in modern Indonesia). Language, experts explain, is cut with a scalpel under local anesthesia. Despite the fact that the operation seems uncomplicated, it is important to keep in mind that two large arteries pass through the tongue, the damage of which can threaten at least with profuse bleeding, and as a maximum with a fatal outcome. That’s why split, if you decided on this, you need to do with a professional.
“The Magneto Effect”
A novelty in the field of bodily modifications, which, according to the master, has become especially popular in the wave of films about superheroes. The essence of the modification is that under the skin (usually at the fingertips), magnetic implants are sewn, allowing a person to feel himself one of the “X-Men” . But this is done, however, not only to surprise others. Those who have already tried such implants “in business” admit that all this also changes feelings a little. “In some people with implanted magnetic implants under the skin, the ability to feel electromagnetic fields is added to normal touch. They describe it as a slight itch, tingling, swinging and even a slight movement, “Wired writes.
Tattoo on face
Despite the fact that the widespread prevalence of tattoos has made them less extravagant than even a decade ago, some of them are still considered quite provocative. For example, tattoos on the face. There is talk of the inscriptions under the eyes that any novice rapper has (as if this is one of the necessary conditions for “joining the club”), or imitating tears, this is unlikely to be appreciated even by the most progressive employer, if we mean office work. A couple of words about the trends: the inscriptions gradually remain in the past, and they are replaced by freckles-constellations . It seems that it’s time for tattoo artists to start thinking about how to decorate a stellar story with rhinestones , because that’s what might allow face-tatto to move to a new level.