Body modification (or body alteration) is the deliberate altering of the human anatomy or human physical appearance. It is often done for aesthetics, sexual enhancement, rites of passage, religious beliefs, to display group membership or affiliation, to create body art, for shock value, and as self-expression, among other reasons. In its broadest definition it includes plastic surgery, socially acceptable decoration (e.g., common ear piercing in many societies), and religious rites of passage (e.g., circumcision in a number of cultures), as well as the modern primitive movement.
We all have our own reasons to feel in command of our lives. Choosing to take control of your own body is very empowering. Using body modification as a method of expression is a deeply personal way to own your self.
We perform scarification either by cutting into the skin to leave a thin line or by cutting a channel and peeling away the skin between. Or a combination of the two. We recommend a consultation or two for these services so that we can discuss your idea. Nici loves working with her clients to come up with new and intricate designs. Prices are based mostly on the time it takes to complete the work but also on the intensity of the design.
While your new mark may be empowering its is still a wound and will take a long time to heal. Take time to prepare and have time to recover.
Please read through our aftercare to better understand what will be expected.
Scarification is usually more visible on darker skinned people than tattoos.
Scarring on the abdomen of women in many tribes is used to denote a willingness to be a mother. Her ability to tolerate the pain of scarring was an indication of her emotional maturity and readiness to bear children.
Shamanic scarification can be used for healing a patient changing them from a less desired state to a more desired state. It may help a patient go from victim to survivor. What is relevant to society varies from culture to culture. These individuals pass through various kinds of ritual death and rebirth, and redefine the relationship between self and society through the skin
Most people in certain regions of Africa who have “markings” can be identified as belonging to a specific tribe or ethnic group. Some of the tribes in Northern Ghana who use the markings are the Gonjas, Nanumbas, Dagombas, Frafras and Mamprusis.
Some groups in Northern Ghana like the Dagomba use scarification to treat certain ailments such as convulsions, measles, pneumonia, stomach pains, and so on. It is believed that these sicknesses originate in the blood, so the skin is cut by a traditional healer and powder or potion is then applied to the wound so that it may travel directly to the bloodstream.
A small silicone and gold coated natural earth magnet is inserted beneath the skin, typically on the finger. It allows the wearer to pick up small metallic objects like bottle tops and paper-clips. In time It grants you what amounts to a sixth sense, the ability to detect the vibrations emitted by motors and other electrical equipment or in various things that carry magnets. It can also be useful for those who work in electronics and other fields where sensing EMF would be useful.
The m31 is the world’s first bio-hacking magnet that has been designed from the ground up for direct and permanent in vitro use. Using a special process, Dangerous Things prepare the surface of their magnets for titanium nitride (TiN) coating and employ a modified PVD procedure to bond the TiN directly to the neodymium disc. Dangerous Things have performed various lab tests on our prototypes, including fluoroscopic examination, direct impact testing, cytotoxic testing.
The sensation I get as I pass by a strong EMF is that of a small vibration. I can feel a wave of energy that I cannot see. Its enlightening and intriguing. Nici
It’s fairly un-scary as far as body-hacking goes: The implant consists of a glass ampoule just 2mm by 12mm that can be inserted in the fleshy bit between your thumb and forefinger via injection.
The product’s called the XNT, and is distinguished from other implantable microchips because it’s the first commercial one to use near-field communication. NFC is the much-smarter younger cousin of RFID, which means it connects you to your smartphone: You could pay for your groceries, open your front door, unlock your phone, and start your car literally with the wave of a hand.