So, you pee like a girl?

“Rob” has an interesting take on a urethral reroute that I haven’t quite seen before, which is located at the base of the penis. The procedure was performed by Mac “Doctor-Evil” Mccarthy. I recently had a chat with “Rob” to discuss the process he went through, and why he decided to get such a modification. Continue reading after the break for more (NSFW!).

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Nip-B-Gone TV Special

Mac “Dr Evil” Mccarthy, a full-spectrum bod mod artist at Punctured in Wolverhampton recently did a nipple removal (or a “nipple skin removal” might be a better way to put it because the “body” of the nipple is still there under the surface as is all the glandular tissue), which of course I’m in full support of if that’s what someone wants to do, and he posted some very nice pictures of it as well. But where he’s got my paranoia freaking out in overdrive is that he did it on camera for a television show. I think what body modification artists may forget in today’s world where these procedures have a high profile and a history is that technically speaking, there is a line somewhere — and I can’t say for sure where that line is — that when you cross it, you’re legally in the medical world, and there are a broad range of criminal charges that can be thrown at you. It’s rare, but it does happen. It’s why in “the old days”, modification practitioners (“cutters” being the term more common at the time) rarely put their name on procedures, and instead had their customers discretely refer qualified customers to them to stay a step away from potential prosecution.

Time has shown that overall the authorities would rather leave us alone, especially if we keep our heads down. The few charges than have been filed have usually resulted from complaints being filed by pissed off parents, or from an artist getting too high a media profile and becoming “impossible to ignore”. And I worry so, so, so, so, so much that when you put yourself on TV doing procedures than a great many people would claim are illegal to do without medical training (whether that is true or not is a complex matter), you stick your neck out so far that it’s gonna get chopped. That you get so loud that they can’t ignore you. Trust me, I of all people know how fun and how ego-satisfying it is to see your name up in lights, to be able to show off the supercool extreme mods you just did, but trust me also, that I of all people can tell you how soul-destroying and miserable it is to be dragged through the courts. It is not an experience I should wish on anyone.

Now, if someone is charged, you can bet that I’ll do everything in my power to defend and protect that person. And I am quite certain that BME, BodyMod.org, and the grass-roots bodymod community would rally to protect them as well. But all things considered, I’d rather not see that happen. Odds are nothing will happen here. But it’s playing with fire. I really want to encourage mod artists to be careful. Don’t get complacent and assume you’re safe. You’re putting your ass on the line every time you help someone realize their modification dreams. You’re sacrificing your safety to help others. It is a noble thing you do. Please keep yourself safe so that you can keep on improving people’s lives.

Anyway, let’s put those dreadful thoughts out of mind for a moment, and get on to the super-cool procedure!

I know some will point out that the cuts do not fully follow Langer’s lines to minimize scarring, but I believe the justification on the cuts was to minimize the amount of tissue removed to make closure easier, and in any case, since the removal is in the middle of black tattooing, any scar that does form can be easily tattooed over in the long run anyway.

Scalp-Crown Demon Ridges

While the vast majority of people choose the classic “horn” style forehead implant first made popular by The Enigma, there are an infinite number of ways horns and ridges can be applied to the skull. Some are very natural, some are aesthetically challenging, some are aggressive and hostile, others are alien and serene. I am definitely partial to this nice high set of ridges, a pair of triple half-beads, that Moscow body artist and implant maker Max Yampolskiy (FB/max.yampolskiy) created for his first “demon” client, photographed here at 23 days. They almost remind me of Swirly Wanx Sinatra’s ridges, but pushed much further up on the forehead, which gives them an appearance that works perfectly with the shape of the client’s face. They really look remarkably natural, as if he was born with them, which I think is a sign of aesthetic success.

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In this second photo you can get a clearer view of the exact shape they’ve used.

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Facing Pain

Just a word of caution before getting into this post.  Facial suspensions are extremely dangerous, and have only been successfully attempted by two people, both of whom put in an extensive amount of research and training (we’re talking years) before even throwing the first hook.  They can easily lead to serious injury, death, or a cheesy John Travolta/Nic Cage film.

With all that said, let’s check in on what Supa and the Kaptive8 Suspension Krew have been up to…

To see more of this amazing suspension, keep on reading.

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Guess what comes next

Alright, I was going to make this a normal Guess What? post, but seeing as how it’s painfully (ha!) obvious what the picture is of I thought I’d show something I don’t normally include in a hard post.  You see, most of the time a photo like this appears on ModBlog all you’ll get is that one image.  BME Hard subscribers get to see everything from start to finish, but everyone else is left wondering “well what happens when it’s done?”  Well, today, you get to find out.  So first up is the filtered SFWish photo of a nailing session from Sadistica’s hard bonus gallery.  For those that don’t know all BME Hard subscribers are welcome to publish their photos in a special bonus gallery, which is included with the subscription.

I haven’t taken the time to count, but according to the description there are a total of 150 nails in there.  To see all 150 nails, and what happens when they’re removed, keep on reading.

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How High?

It’s time again to check in with our friends in the Moscow based Sinner Team.  The last time we saw the gang, they had 5 of their members lined up with hooks ready to suspend.  Not just any suspension mind you, the suspension that the Sinner Team has put on the map, the free fall suspension.  So far most of the photos we’ve seen of their free falls have been from the ground, so it’s been hard to get a good idea of just how high up they’re jumping from.  Well, here’s a couple of photos that might put a knot in your gut.

And as a little bonus, here’s the latest trailer for their Free Fall Suspension film.

Frozen extremes

We get a lot of requests for amputation stories, so today we’ve got one, but be warned, this one is pretty intense.

While I don’t know the reasons behind it, Tegumai_B decided to remove his lower left leg.  Typically the types of amputation we see on ModBlog are small digit removals, which are done at home.  However with the loss of a large potion of a limb, Tegumai_B needed the help of doctors.  Of course, going up to a doctor and asking them to remove your limb probably won’t work, so Tegumai_B used his own method of getting his leg amputated.

To start with, he spent most of a day with his foot surrounded by dry ice.  To see what happened next, you’ll have to keep on reading.

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Lets play a guessing game..

Alright, so I was going to make this a guess what, but it would have been painfully obvious.  Instead, we’re going to play a game called “How Flat Is It?”  Below you will see a (censored) photo of a penis in a plastic press.  You’ve seen these things before, so it’s nothing new.  With that in mind, how flat do you think he managed to get himself?

Make your guess, and read on to see if you were right.

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Don’t do this

Seriously.  Don’t do this.  This isn’t me laying down a challenge, this is me saying this is one of the most dangerous things you’ll see on ModBlog and you shouldn’t ever even think of doing it.

I’ve used this warning only once before, which was for Andrew’s facial suspension at Dallas Suscon.  At the time I mentioned that Andrew had been working on the suspension for years, training and doing research, as well as talking to the first person who pulled it off, Supa.  Well here is where it all started.  Supa’s first, and the world’s first, facial suspension.  Kaptive8 Suspension Krew, Supa’s team, was on hand to help him with this extremely dangerous suspension.

Did I mention you shouldn’t do this?  Because you shouldn’t.

The Face Lift

If you haven’t had a chance to read this weekend’s recap of the 2011 Dallas SusCon, stop what you’re doing right now and go read it.

One of the most talked about moments of the weekend was Swing Shift Side Show‘s Andrew performing a face-lift; a 7 point facial suspension.  A little back story on this suspension is needed.  About 5 years ago, Supa performed the very first facial suspension, using 10 hooks.  Since then he’s performed the feat 2 more times.  Andrew, a consummate performer got in touch with Supa and inquired how to go about performing this extremely dangerous suspension.  Fast forward a few years, and here we are, with the second person to perform this suspension.

It must be noted, time and time again, this is not something to attempt to do ever.  Andrew trained for years just to be able to develop the strength in his neck to make this possible, and even then, there was no guarantee of success.  Those who have seen him perform live will know just how strong his neck is after witnessing his rope act, where he suspends himself above the crowd help up only by a band of fabric wrapped around the back of his head.

So today you’re going to get to see what only a few people have witnessed so far, Andrew’s 7 point facial suspension.

Again, do not even think of attempting this suspension.  Even surrounded by some of the best practitioners in the world Andrew made it clear that the results were unknown and under no circumstances should anyone try to replicate any part of this suspension.  With that said, if you want to check out the video of the suspension, keep on reading.

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