Chinese Foot Binding

Foot binding is not necessarily a modern body modification, but it is proof that man has attempted to alter the body for centuries. Foot binding began in the 10th century when women of a high class would practice binding because they thought it would make them more beautiful and appealing. Poor women were workers, so they were not able to practice this modification, but wealthy women did not need to be on their feet as […]

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Ear Cropping

It’s more common to see a Pit Bull, Boxer, or Great Dane with cropped ears, but there are some people who choose to crop their ears. When cropping a human ear, the top part of the ear cartilage is removed to reshape the ear. Generally, the process of human ear cropping involves removing the cartilage with a scalpel and then electrocauterizing it or suturing the ear to seal it. When a human crops his ears, […]

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Healing Male Genital Piercing

There are several genital piercings for the male body. No matter what piercing you’re thinking about getting, the aftercare will be about the same, and you’ll find that for the most part, common sense plays a big factor. Do not tough the piercing with dirty hands. Avoid baths for the first week or two, taking showers instead. While in the shower, clean the piercing, allowing the water to flow over the new piercing. You do […]

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Surface Piercing

Surface piercings are relatively new to body modifications, and there aren’t many piercers who are familiar with this type of piercing. Basically, the jewelry is shaped like a staple; it enters the skin at one point and exits at another point of a flat surface. Popular surface piercings include hip piercings, wrist piercings, nape piercings, and sternum piercings. These piercings can heal, but at the same time, they have a high rejection rate. Healing a […]

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Turtle Tattoo Meaning

Turtle tattoos are not always the most common animal tattoo, but they have different significance depending on who you ask, and in some cases, the turtle will be within a larger tattoo which will have a whole new meaning. Turtles and tortoises are wide and varied per species, whether you’re looking at an African spurred tortoise or a sea turtle, but all the same, turtles and tortoises are graceful creatures with a long life span. […]

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