Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Let's get something straight: this is not new. People have been doing body modification since they've had bodies. As shown these modifiers have been seen since the 1990s; however, people had been using things like basketball needles and pumps to inflate themselves long before that. Some would call it self-mutilation, although, like any art, its beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.

This is not tattoos or piercings, though the aficionados of bageling are quite obviously into those expressions too. This is the insertion of needles under the skin for the purpose of pumping in saline to bloat an area of the body. The affected area then, can be prodded and moved to fit the user's desires.

Arms can be infused for that desirable Popeye look, as can the scrotum- though be warned that the scrotum is prone to infections, and that the skin- that lovely, highly engaging scrotal sac- may stay permanently stretched if done on a regular basis (sorry no pics of that).

I think something's wrong with my scrotum
The most fun, I'm told, is the forehead, as the taut skin can be moved around for a more bizarre appearance. The skin does return to its original shape after the saline is absorbed by the body, though like the scrotum, your face will also stretch if done too much.

But, such is the price of a good time.

The Bagels:

The Clinic:

The Babes: