Top 10 Most Extreme Bizarre Body Modifications

Body Modification is the word with weirdest term with scary implications for those who have no personal interest in the subject. In the simple terms, “Body Modification” means to intentionally alter one’s physical appearance. It is assumed that it applies only to piercing and tattooing. But the term has much huge implication then just tattooing and piercing. At present almost all of us are involved in some kind of Body Modification. For Instance, Ear piercing by woman is most common, committed and long-term form of Body Modification. Body modification has at places had aesthetic values, which at times result in the modification at an early age whereas at some places some Body Modifications are so fierce in nature that they scare the hell out of people. Here, we have compiled a list of top 10 most extreme Bizarre Body Modifications.

10 Lip Plate

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Lip Plate is a form of Body Modification in which increasingly large wooden disc plates are inserted in the Lower or Upper lip. The wooden disc is inserted with a pierced hole. This custom dates back to thousands of years, and is still practiced by tribes in Africa and Amazonia. It is generally performed on girls when they reach the age of 15-16 years. It is uncertain how this bizarre custom came into being as the lip plate deforms the face of the women and leaves her unattractive.

9 Pointing Ears

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Pointing Ears or Ear shaping is a technique of Body Modification by altering the human ears into pointed ears like mythological creatures. The process is performed by medical procedures which reshapes the ears into pointed ears like that of Elves or Vulcans. It is believed that it not only enhances the appeal of one’s face but also increases hearing capacity.

8 Neck Stretching

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Neck Stretching is generally done by wearing bonze neck rings or neck coils around the neck. Today neck ring is worn by the Kayans living in the mountains bordering Burma and Thailand. Women are made to wear neck rings at an early age of 2-5 years and gradually the number of coils is increased. This results in the deformation and seems like elongated neck. This ancient tradition has unknown roots but the basic Idea about neck rings is ideal of beauty of having extended necks.

7 Subdermal Implants

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Also known as 3-D implant and pocketing, it is a process of implanting a foreign object under the skin with an object of affecting a sculptural change of the surface. Subdermal Implant is relatively recent development. The implants can be of any desired shape, usually made of silicon and sometimes of Teflon.

6 Human Tooth Sharpening

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Being an extreme form of body modification, Human Tooth Sharpening or Teeth Chiseling involves manually sharpening of teeth. Bali is known for its teeth filing as it is believed that teeth represent various emotions. Normally the front incisors are filed in non-human shapes imitating animals. At some places tooth are sharpened also due to spiritual reasons. Tooth sharpening has its own drawbacks, as removing large amount of protective teeth leads to tooth decay and nerve damage.

5 Body Suspension

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Body Suspension is a process of hanging human body with the help of hooks that have been put through body piercing. People performing body suspension have different beliefs about it. Some do it to overcome their fear, while some believe it to be a new level of spiritual consciousness. Generally, people attain it to have some or other sort of “Experience”.

4 Tongue Splitting

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Yet another hardcore form of body modification is Tongue Splitting or Tongue Bifurcation or forking. This is one of the newest forms of body modification. In this process a person’s tongues is literally cut into two halves, starting from the tip of the tongue. It is possible to move both the parts independently after the split. The motivation for such act is still unknown as various people have different beliefs about Tongue splitting.

3 Corset Piercing

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Corset Piercing is the piercing in two vertical columns at the back of a person. The piercing is then laced up to look like a corset. Minimum number of piercing could be two and maximum depends upon the number of piercing length and the vertical space will allow for. Most of the corset piecing is of temporary form. It can lead to infections and is also difficult to keep clean.

2 Scarification

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Scarification is application of scars through scratching, burning or superficially cutting designs into the skin. Apart from being style statement, there are aesthetic, social and religious reasons for scarification. Usually, a mark or a symbol is burnt on to the skin of a living person, to leave the permanent scars. It is believed that the longer the wound would take to heal, the darker and more noticeable the scar would be. It is also known as Cicatrization

1 Eye Tattoo

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Also known as Corneal Tattooing, it is the method of creating a tattoo in the cornea of an Eye. In the 19th century it was a method to improve cosmetic appearance and improvement of sight. The most common reason for eye tattooing is to improve the appearance of eye cosmetically. These days it is performed less often, as there are options such as contact lenses, which are very effective at covering the eye defects.

 

 

 

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  • Lorane Rhoden

    Apart from the people who have to do it as a cultural norm … There is something wrong with the others 🙁 Why would anybody want horns or to have holes in their bodies? To each their own I guess

    • Its their choice dear, what they want from their body 🙂

  • Loudthinkin

    Wow…that is indeed extreme…can’t understand what would be the intention or pleasure derived by getting any one of these done.

    • Most of the people who is interested in heavily body modification i is because they want to look different in the crowd

  • Kaycee Ac

    OMG! this pictures made me shriek! I cant imagine myself doing it

  • This is some scary stuff. I just found myself really surprised through and through. :O

    • Ya this is scary, ListOTop going for one more part of body modification in near future

  • papaleng

    I have done a similar post about this topic and I can’t bear seeing those pictures all over again. The neck stretching and lip plate are so gross.

    • Can you share the URL of your written post with us?

  • Janine Daquio

    These are totally peculiar! The only thing I know is about the long necks

    • Ear Piercing and Nose Piercing is common in India, We also heard about Neck Stretching but these are also new one for us.

  • Hina Naz

    ohh god 🙁 I can’t bear seeing these pictures. Pathetic

  • Well, that’s their choices in life or some kind of traditions, but for straight people, these are taboos. Sometimes, I asked myself why?…and my answer to myself, that’s their lives, their choices and I have my own.

  • Tiffany Yong

    Oh gosh… while some of the modification like the neck lengthening existed since long time ago, the rest were crazily disgusting. It made me cringe while reading this article…

  • I suppose it’s acceptable if it’s part of a culture or tradition (eg lip plate, neck lengthening) but when it’s done for no reason (eg tongue splitting, eye tattooing) it’s super freaky!

    • Yes Hanniz, some people enjoyed in keeping their body in pain.

  • phyaboo

    It was very difficult for me to go through this post. I just couldn’t stomach some of the videos, they look really gory. I especially dislike the body suspension. gives me the creeps.

    • We also don’t like the body suspension, it was sth bizarre.

  • dmhyf

    This is bizarre why some people have to go through these things when the pure human body is already so good! I cannot even understand simple tattooing, what more these terrible looking things.

    • Tattooing increases the risk of infection, but it is very famous in now a days specially in celebrities and become common. But Body Modification is somehow a terrible experience for everyone but as some of them interested in doing experiment on their body so they bear this pain also

  • These are really bizarre. It would be uncomfortable for anybody to do this.

  • Oh dear ,i scared to see but how it would be possible to do like that .. Great article

    • Thank you Radhika and it all depend upon a person interest.

  • Kyril Soulx

    Ackkk… The videos are very gory with alot of blood… This article made me cringe… But nice information tho..

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    • Yes Kyril this is the real world, where we are living, and these are people who is living between us, and finding a chance to look something different

  • kaka16

    Curious on the corneal tattoing. I’m familiar with neck stretching though – KarenT

    • This is very serious and risky tattoing and if you want to keep your eyes always safe, dont try it.

  • This was very disturbing to look at. I’m sorry but I’m not comfortable with anything that causes pain and infections. To each his own!
    Elizabeth

  • Manu Kalia

    The eye tattoo is the worst ever.

  • Ravish Mani

    Ahh! Very scary..

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