Magnetic Earlobes

Jymmi had Howie (LunaCobra) implant magnets into his earlobes. He won’t be able to use them for “clip on” jewelry like in this photo (the tissue would die from the pressure), but maybe he’ll be able to “hear” electromagnetism?

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16 thoughts on “Magnetic Earlobes

  1. Ace, check the article linked above (and the related ones). I don’t think he’ll get a lot of sensation (most EM sensation requires you to be close; a couple inches from the field), if any, but you never know.

  2. I am currently studying to be an electrical engineer and magnetic implants have been very interesting. While I am currently a poor college student, if my job allows me to have these without threat of them getting ripped out, I plan on them.

  3. I think i put one of those in my dick and then look for some girls with tongue piercings :)

  4. Very interesting indeed. Finger implants seemed awesome but, well, as all geeks a better version/proof-of-concept would be required (I’m thrilled that those who did braved it and returned with their loot of fresh data). An earlobe, however, I could stand to lose in a pinch (I don’t use them much anyway). Keenly waiting yet again as with the earlier attempts.

  5. I’m confused about why the tissue would die with something as light as a safety pin. Women of the past wore clip ons for hours at a time and their tissue didn’t die. Why is it different with magnetism?

  6. to #10, im going to go with that with clip-ons you still have the entire depth of ear, vs with implants your greatly cutting off the amount of flesh your pinching, ergo death

  7. This is so cool, I can’t wait to hear how it turns out!
    At first my brain just didn’t understand the picture, until I read the title.

  8. I’m kind of terrified of what’ll happen if he ever needs an MRI or CT scan… :/

  9. #14 how is this different from any metal implant in the body in that respect?

    I still don’t get the tissue death thing – are the magnets so strong that the skin is truly being pinched?

  10. Wait a minute…hearing electromagnetism…is THAT what the clicking noises I hear are when my cell phone connects to the outside world while near a computer speaker? Sometimes I hear the clicking through my hearing aids, too.

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