Many people like to modify their bodies, some
more than others. And then there’s a select few who go beyond the normal. From skull implants
to an ear implanted into an arm, join us as we count the 10 most disturbing body modifications.
10 Synthol Abuse Synthol, while technically a brand name, is
the name commonly given to a muscle enhancing formula that has been used, and abused, by
bodybuilders for nearly 2 decades. It usually contains mostly oil (MTC chains), and about
7% lidocain and 7% alcohol. The lidocain is the pain killer, the alcohol is the sterilizing
agent and the oil is the actual ingredient that increases the size of the muscle injected.
Once injected, the muscle immediately increases in size creating the illusion of mass muscularity.
In reality, the solution is purely cosmetic and doesn’t increase the actual strength
of the muscle. So it’s basically creating the illusion that you’re muscular and look
great, while in fact you’re as strong as a 2 week old poodle. Except, it isn’t. You
see, while in theory it sounds great to have the body of your dreams without having to
work for it, in reality you’ll most likely end up looking like a massive twat.. like
this guy, and this guy, and this guy and definitely this guy. So please, don’t do synthol.
9. Tattoo Breast Implants When Lane Jensen decided to get a tattoo of
a skanky chick, and then give it breast implants, he might’ve thought it was an excellent
idea. He was wrong. Not only did he not enter the pantheon of awesome, but he made himself
into a creepy weirdo with what appeared to be a leg goiter.
The implants were made from silicone, so they looked and even felt like little leg titties,
and for a brief period of time his only discomfort was callused nipples on his calf. However,
within a couple of weeks he started producing excess lymphatic fluid and eventually his
body rejected them. 8. Corset Piercing
Corset piercings are, sadly, exactly what they sound like. They’re surface piercings
meant to emulate the appearance of an actual corset, that delightful piece of lingerie
that fetish enthusiasts have kept alive long after most women decided to wear shirts that
didn’t strangle the breath from their torsos. The basic idea of a corset piercing is to
stab some holes in your back and lace yourself together like a shoe. The downside of looking
so perfectly Gothic is that the piercings are usually only temporary and will almost
inevitably degrade into swollen, infected, nasty holes.
7. Skull Implants Transdermal skull implants are the latest
thing in having metal jammed into the bone that protects your brain from having metal
jammed into it. Potential downsides to getting this particular procedure done are the fact
that barely anyone doing it is qualified or trained since there are no qualifications
or training for it yet. Also, there are no regulations on how it’s done since lawmakers
didn’t have the foresight to know that one day a body piercer would decide he wanted
to become a Triceratops. On the upside this means that, since there
are no regulations, when you get yours done by a drunk guy with a hammer and a Black and
Decker power drill, you can rest assured that he’s technically telling the truth when he
says he’s doing it right. 6. Arm Ears
Performance artist Stelios Arcadious has had an ear implanted in his forearm. He also plans
to implant a microphone so people can listen to what his arm-ear is hearing. So pretty
much whatever you would hear if you put your head against the man’s arm.
The ear was grown in a lab from cultured cells. All so that a man who looks vaguely like Peter
Boyle would have something to occupy the audience while they passed his poop cup around. Not
your proudest day, Science. 5. Subdermal Implants
In a nutshell, a subdermal implant is exactly what the name suggests: an implant beneath
the skin. Usually made from Teflon or silicone, a glorified spatula is used to hollow out
a pocket in your flesh and the implant is then crammed in there. You can choose any
stylish shape you’ve ever wanted to bulge unnaturally from your skin, such as a horseshoe,
a pair of brass knuckles or an Apple logo. You’re going to want to wrap the part of your
body for a couple of weeks, as any sudden movements might leave you with an awesome
Teflon star rattling around in your ball pouch. And you better hope that whoever implanted
that pentagram shaped tumour in your forehead was using clean instruments. Otherwise, your
body may reject the implant and try to vomit it up through the skin.
Ever experience what it’s like for your body to force out a splinter, reducing you to child-like
weeping if something bumps the pus-filled sore around it? Now imagine it trying to do
the same thing to a chunk of Teflon coated titanium half the size of your hand.
4. Extraocular Implant Thanks to the miracle of modern insanity,
you can have stuff attached right to your eyeball. Like, right to it. Finally people
can look at you in a confused manner as they try to figure out how you got some piece of
a charm bracelet stuck in your eye until you break down and explain it to them.
The procedure was first done in the Netherlands and isn’t really available elsewhere, though
several states are trying to ensure it never gets a chance to become legal. 3. Magnetic Implants
Once again, it is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of inserting random objects into your
skin, why not shove some magnetics into your skin, and you can pick up any random piece
of decorative crap–as long as it’s metal–and have it attach to you with ease.
An added and slightly creepy bonus to the use of magnetic implants is the ability to
sense magnetic fields. Those who have had the implants inserted have demonstrated an
uncanny knack for locating power transformers and following magnetic currents in cookware.
Basically this means if you have a lot of very strong magnetic implants you can become
the most useless superhero ever. Except for Aquaman of course. 2. Forked Tongue
Why have one tongue when you can have two? Traci Joy Burleigh (not shown here) is a 38-year-old
professional piercer in San Francisco who says “tongue bifurcation” is typically done
in a piercing shop under sterile conditions. But Dr. Jon Perlman, a prominent Beverly Hills
plastic surgeon who has been practicing for 25 years and has turned down requests for
procedures he found disturbing, says that the tongue “is a very functional part of the
human body affecting speech and eating. I think anyone who wants this should undergo
psychological evaluation to explain such a strong drive to stand-out from the norm, and
I consider myself a fairly open minded individual.” 1. Scarification
Imagine being 17, getting a YOLO tattoo and realising it was a horrible idea 2 weeks later.
No problem, just go and get it covered by a portrait of Drake instead. Now imagine not
being able to get rid of it, ever. And welcome to Scarification.
Scarifying (also scarification modification) involves scratching, etching, burning / branding,
or superficially cutting designs, pictures, or words into the skin as a permanent body
modification. In the process of body scarification, scars are formed by cutting or branding the
skin by varying methods (sometimes using further sequential aggravating wound healing methods
at timed intervals, like irritation), to purposely influence wound healing to scar more and not
scar less. “Sign me up” you say? Well, why don’t
you Google it and take a look at some of the worse cases. All I could think of after seeing
some of these was “why oh why would anyone in their right mind want to do this”. But
who knows, maybe I’m just too conservative.