Body modification

Goatse Earplugs

I have never understood those folk who get themselves ear plugs…basically rings that stretch a great big hole in your ear lobes.

Now I have found something even worse for those who insist on body modification….Goatse Earplugs to adorn your ears.

Now for those who haven’t experienced Goatse I warn you…strenuously warn you that it isn’t for the faint hearted or for the squeamish, or for the prudish among you. I most certainly am not going to link to Goatse. You can find out for yourself. (Goatse Wikipedia page, no images)

However I will post the picture of the Goatse Earplugs and you can work out the rest:


Face of the Day

via Boing boing

Mexican tattoo star Maria Jose Cristerna, better known as “La Mujer Vampiro” (Female Vampire), poses during the Venezuela Tattoo Expo in Caracas, January 27, 2012.

She is a 35-year-old attorney. 98 percent of her body is covered in tattoos. She also has prosthetic fangs, and platinum implants in her forehead.

“The ‘Vampire Woman’ was not something I thought of, it was a name that one of Mexico’s major television stations baptized me with,” she tells ABC News in one interview from the tattoo expo. “It doesn’t necessarily bother me because it has helped me transcend to a new level. Yes, I do like vampires but they are only a dream, a fantasy.”

She says the body modification project was a form of self-expression she sought after being the victim of domestic violence in a former marriage.

Not getting it

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?