For many people, body modification is a way of life. In the same way sports fanatics live and breathe football or baseball, an equally large number of people live and breathe body modification. In many ways, body modification is an art form. However, it can be shocking to the uninitiated, especially the more extreme forms of modification.
Those are some nice cranial piercings. They probably get pretty cold in the winter.
This man holds the world record for largest ear gauges.
Corset piercing on this woman's back.
This just looks dangerous.
Those are some giant ear gauges.
A different form of subdermal implant.
I'm pretty sure those are pretzels inside his nose piercings.
This guy just had his tongue split in a process known as "bifurcation."
Here's what a bifurcated tongue looks like after it's healed.
Star-shaped subdermal implants.
This man just had his nipples surgically removed.
This body modification is called "scarification." Scarification involves creatively cutting the skin in intricate patterns. Once it heals, the scars leave behind a picture.
More scarification, this time on the shoulders.