05/27/2012 01:15 pm ET

Crazy Body Piercing Gallery: Swords, Guns And Other Insane Penetrations (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

For those people who are afraid of needles: this slideshow is not for you.

There are plenty of reasons to regret getting a piercing -- but these guys take the cake. In our new photo gallery, we bring you men and women shoving swords, guns, guitars and other giant objects into their flesh.

Some do it for religion, some do it for culture, and some just take pleasure in painful piercing. Don't believe us? Check out the slideshow below and see for yourself.

But be warned: these photos are not for the squeamish.

Insane Piercings and Implants!!