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LOOK: We're Uncomfortable Just <em>Looking</em> At This

LOOK: We're Uncomfortable Just Looking At This

04. 8.2013
The pressures women face to look beautiful are harsh enough today, but we came across a picture recently that reminded us what Victorian...
5 Body Modifications That Can Give You A Sixth Sense

5 Body Modifications That Can Give You A Sixth Sense

Betsy Isaacson  03.27.2013
Body modification has taken on vastly different meanings over the years, from wearing makeup and piercing our ears to getting tattoos and...
WATCH: 'Hacking' Bodies For Superhuman Senses

WATCH: 'Hacking' Bodies For Superhuman Senses

Cara Santa Maria  03.25.2013
For thousands of years, people have been modifying their bodies. But have you ever thought about extending your senses beyond the limits...
The Future of Extreme Body Mods: A Chat With Steve Haworth (PHOTOS)

The Future of Extreme Body Mods: A Chat With Steve Haworth (PHOTOS)

01. 9.2013
Look closely, and you'll see three vertical scars over his right eye, as if a tiger mauled him. He cut these lines into the skin with a...

'Stalking Cat' Dies At 54

Dominique Mosbergen  11.13.2012
Dennis Avner, better known by his Native American name "Stalking Cat," died on Nov. 5. He was 54. Avner, who underwent extensive body...
Japanese Bagel Heads: Dangerous? Trendy? Not. (VIDEO)

Japanese Bagel Heads: Dangerous? Trendy? Not. (VIDEO)

11. 6.2012
"Oh my sweet, buttery bagels." Everyone's talking about Japanese bagel heads, or saline in the forehead. And most of these claims are grossly...
6 Extreme Body Enhancements to Expect in the Next 10 Years

6 Extreme Body Enhancements to Expect in the Next 10 Years

10.15.2012
In the next 10 years, I suspect that today's 'extreme plastic surgery' treatments will seem like run-of-the-mill procedures. The future...
GRAPHIC PHOTOS: Hanging By Hooks To Protest Shark Finning

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: Hanging By Hooks To Protest Shark Finning

08.26.2011
Performance artist Alice Newstead recently showed her support for ending the practice of shark finning in a unique way. Shark finning,...

Corset Piercing The Latest In Body Modification

Ellie Krupnick  05. 5.2011
Warning: GET READY for some GRAPHIC PICS. Making tattoos look positively tame, an absurd, grotesque body-modifying procedure is apparently...
PHOTOS: BODY AS ART: Disturbing And Amazing Acts of Body Modification

PHOTOS: BODY AS ART: Disturbing And Amazing Acts of Body Modification

11.26.2010
NEW YORK-- Ah, "body modification" art -- that sub-sub-genre of performance art that features artists disfiguring, warping, implanting...