Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Most Uncomfortable Thing of The Week 7/03/09

Yesterday I was checking out a new favorite site... Iheartchaos and I saw this photo:

My first reaction was "wtf? why? wwhy would you do that to your self? but then I thought... "well it is a form of body modification and I have no right to judge being someone with tattoos and body piercings..."

So I followed the link that was attached to this photo and whoa!
There's a whole scene for this... it's called Body Inflation... (there are probably many more names for this that I don't even know about) and people have been getting saline injections since the mid 90's.

Medically and for fun.

Medically, saline supplys extra water to dehydrated patients with the daily water and salt they need.

But saline for kicks is big in Japan and unfortunately the inflation is not permanent.

I've never seen this type of bod mod before. There are so many forums, groups, clubs and fantasy type of inflation art all over.

I personally don't think this looks cool, and I feel like people are just doing it for no reason - what could possibly be the meaning behind this deformation?
There should be no reason you would want to deform your face. In the picture above, the guy on the left reminds me of Hell Boy (I guess thats what he was going for)
and the one on the right has blood on the collar of his shirt... that just spells out infection to me... :-/

Here are 2 more pics from Bizarre magazine's site.

ahhhh it just looks so uncomfortable.....


  1. Duuuuude, that shit is fucked up. When I worked at Hot Topic I used to get skeeved out by all the employees with surface piercings. I just don't get it.

  2. I'm all for body modification, but sorry. That ish is nasty. I'm not going to even try to keep an open mind, and I'm a daily reader of BME's blog.


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