Tattoos and piercings are becoming more and more popular. They allow a person to express their personality and their creativity. However, some people believe some forms of body modifications may take things a little too far. Here are some extreme body modifications people have used.

Eyeball Tattooing 

Eyeball tattooing, otherwise known as scleral tattooing, is when ink is injected into the white part, the scleral, of the eye. The actual procedure is meant to be pain-free, because there aren’t any nerve endings on the surface of the eye. However, there are aftereffects that include bruising and discomfort. Plus, there’s always the possibility of going blind when you attempt something as extreme as scleral tattooing.


Scarification is when a person scratches or brands their body in a permanent way. Like any body modification, the practice does involve risks such as infection. For this reason, choosing a reputable artist is important. Individuals choosing scarification over a traditional tattoo have stated they wanted something less obvious, or didn’t feel comfortable having ink injected into their skin. Everyone has their reasons.

Corset Piercings 

Instead of buying a corset, you can have one created on your own body. When you get this procedure done, piercings will be placed in two rows on your back which are then connected by ribbon or string in a laced fashion. However, this body modification isn’t normally meant to be permanent. Due to the stress caused on the body by multiple piercings, rejection of the piercings is common. Most individuals who choose this modification have the design in for a short time and then remove the piercings, leaving minimal scarring behind. There are ways to create a more permanent corset piercing. Speak with an experienced, licensed piercer for options.

Tongue Splitting 

Tongue splitting is when the tongue is cut from the center of the tip, all the way back to the underside base. Once your body heals, you can actually learn how to control each side of your tongue separately. However, tongue splitting is banned or highly regulated in some states such as Texas, Illinois, and Delaware, and it’s not nearly as accepted as tattoos and piercings.

Microdermal Implants 

Microdermal piercings are an alternative to surface piercings. A needle or a dermal punch is used to insert microdermal anchor, or foot, into your body. Once the anchor is inserted you can change the dermal jewels as often as you want, allowing for a variety of styles to be worn. If you want to remove them, you need to return to a professional to have them do it for you.

Plastic Surgery 

Plastic surgery isn’t that big of a deal nowadays. There are plenty of celebrities and everyday people who pay for facelifts and tummy tucks. However, some people take their obsession with plastic surgery way too far. There are a few women out there that consider themselves “human Barbies,” and get surgeries in order to look like the children’s toy. They alter their image so drastically they no longer look human and actually look as plastic as the doll they worship.


Would you get any of these body modifications? How did you choose the modifications you have?

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Holly Riordan
Holly Riordan
Holly is an aspiring sci-fi writer who currently writes lifestyle articles for All Women Stalk and News Cult. She's a fan of comedy movies, ridiculous puns, and is the owner of a pup named Ferris (last name Bueller).