Features Body Modification
Half Man, Half Machine: Real Cyborgs You Didn’t Know Existed
January 20, 2015
The Medical Bag’s body modification series has explored everything from permanent makeup to lip and eyelid sewing, but this edition has more of a technological twist.
If 2 Heads Are Better Than 1…Are 3 Nipples Better Than 2?
December 08, 2014
“Triple nipples” is yet another way to innovate the human body. And a third nipple doesn’t necessarily have to be grafted onto your chest. It can go anywhere: the elbow, the knee, the foot; whatever turns you on.
Gobble. Gobble. Some Say Only a Turkey Would Stick Feathers in Its Flesh
December 01, 2014
Those who wear them insist: “They’re not feathers, they’re pierced wings.” That is such an angelic thought.
You Can See Right Through Some People
November 10, 2014
The professional name for it is “clear lens face piercing.” Put simply, it’s a hole in your face: a hole in your face that’s then sealed with a clear plug so people can see inside your mouth without you ever having to open it.
Stiletto-Obsessed Women Cut off Their Pinky Toes for More Comfortable Fit
September 22, 2014
Like to wear high heels but don’t like the foot pain they can cause?
Just cut off your pinky toe. That’s what some women are doing in order to wear high heels for long periods of time, without the accompanying discomfort. In fact, pinky amputation for that purpose is becoming so popular that it has been given a name: “stiletto surgery.”
September 08, 2014
The history of body modification goes back to ancient times, of course, and isn’t just a product of today’s medical/surgical advancements. Felines have been a major inspiration, as seen in a variety of attempts to look like cats, tigers, and similar animals. Perhaps the appeal is the animal magnetism? The wearing of animal skin capes and headdresses by African tribes is one example. Other indigenous cultures have used facial and body tattooing and modification of anatomical features to achieve their own unique sense of beauty, such as Burmese neck lengthening or African lip plates and ritual body modifications, to help them identify as belonging to a particular cultural, ethnic, or tribal group.
Just the Thought of It Will Put You on Pins and Needles
August 25, 2014
Brent Moffatt, a man from Winnipeg, Canada, holds the Guinness World Record for having the most needles pierced into his body: 900! But this guy’s a real stickler for this temporary type of body modification, evidenced by the fact that it was his own world record that he broke. His previous record was 702 needle piercings. Both times, Mr. Moffatt stuck the needles in his flesh himself. This procedure is referred to as play piercing, needle play, temporary piercing, or our favorite, recreational acupuncture.
Permanent Makeup: Apply It Once, Then Fuhgetaboutit…for the Rest of Your Life!
August 11, 2014
Tired of filling in your sparse eyebrows every day? Is your eyeliner not dramatic enough? Do you need to add definition to your lips? Are you sick of having to put on a fresh coat of lipstick throughout the day, every time it smudges?
Open Wide and Say “Yeowwww!”
July 28, 2014
Body tattoos have become so mainstream that it’s no longer unique or ultra-cool to sport inked skin anymore, which is why the latest body modification fashion trend is now trending: tooth tattoos! But if you want to get in on the fun, you’ll have to make a trip to your dentist to get one or more of your teeth inked up.