This is a home job tongue split done in “the basement of pain”, but compare the expression on each photo. Definitely feeling better once the tongue is corrected! Of all the modifications out there, tongue splitting has one of the highest satisfaction rates, and I don’t think most people could even coherently explain why — it just feels “right”. I don’t know if it’s as simple as freedom maybe — after all, your tongue muscles are deeply restricted when attached together… More than anything, for me at least, it just feels good to be able to finally move.
These days I actually feel a little sick when I look at an unsplit tongue, it just looks so “wrong” and unhealthy. On some gut level I think it looks like someone puking, but once the split is in place I don’t feel that way any more. I don’t know if that’s because I’m simply conditioned to prefer atypical bodies, or if it’s that I’ve gotten a glimpse at the truth and can’t keep looking at lies any more.
More likely the first explanation, but I prefer the second so I’ll stick with that one.