I have noticed that some younger typically hipster fools about are into those big hole ear piercings…it took about bit of research but I have found out that they are pofficially called “flesh tunnels” or scalpelling.
Scalpelling¬†is a¬†body art¬†procedure similar to¬†body piercing¬†for the creation of decorative perforations through the skin and other body tissue, and is most commonly used as a replacement for or enhancement of¬†ear piercing. Whereas piercing is typically performed with a hollow piercing needle or an¬†ear piercing instrument, scalpelling is performed by using a¬†scalpel¬†to cut a slit into the skin. Unlike¬†dermal punching, no flesh is removed.¬†The technique can immediately produce holes with a larger diameter than can be achieved by piercing. This is a more rapid means of accommodating larger¬†gauge¬†jewellery than¬†stretching, a technique whereby piercings are enlarged by inserting gradually larger jewellery. Scalpelling is performed to quickly achieve a large-gauge piercing, when¬†scar tissue¬†is preventing further stretching, if tissue has thinned to the point where further stretching could cause it to break, or to combine two closely placed piercings into one hole.
I simply don’t get it…what is the point? What sort of fool does this?