Why would people want to hang from hooks pierced through their skin? The reasons are different for each person who participates in this activity known as body suspension, and the Boulder woman is careful not to make generalizations.
We're very glad that corsets are no longer a required part of women's everyday dress -- especially after seeing these x-rays
At underground parties, it's not unusual to see people in novelty contact lenses, which can re-create the golden glare of a tiger or the blue-in-blue of a Dune Fremen.
The pressures women face to look beautiful are harsh enough today, but we came across a picture recently that reminded us
Body modification has taken on vastly different meanings over the years, from wearing makeup and piercing our ears to getting
For thousands of years, people have been modifying their bodies. But have you ever thought about extending your senses beyond
HuffPost Senior Science Correspondent Cara Santa Maria speaks with Madeline Schwartzman about her book, "See Yourself Sensing," and how hacking the body can bridge art and science.
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 scalpel and let them heal, a process called scarification.
"When it comes to weird characters and totally outrageous body modifications, none compared to Dennis,” Tim O'Brien of Ripley
"Oh my sweet, buttery bagels." Everyone's talking about Japanese bagel heads, or saline in the forehead. And most of these claims are grossly inflated.
In the next 10 years, I suspect that today's 'extreme plastic surgery' treatments will seem like run-of-the-mill procedures. The future is likely to bring us astonishingly advanced, and increasingly unusual ways to enhance our bodies.
Shark finning, which involves killing sharks by slicing off their fins, is conducted in large part to provide the main ingredient