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casil403
04-08-2010, 09:21 AM
Interesting... warning to some who might be a bit queasy and there is genitalia reference's also....just thought I would throw it up there.

Too far beyond tattoos (http://www.canada.com/health/beyond+tattoos/2773319/story.html)

Marko
04-08-2010, 09:54 AM
For me the most interesting question here is:

Should a person be allowed to give permission to a "piercer" (basically anyone without medical training) to perform minor surgery (like splitting a tongue).

I gotta say...I usually have a pretty clear feeling on these things.. but I don't know where I stand on this. :confused:

casil403
04-08-2010, 10:03 AM
That's about where I am too Marko...hey we agree!!!! :highfive:

I get the freedom of self expression and the right to do what you want to and with your body, and I agree with it, but where does one draw the line b/w surgery, invasive procedure and freedom of expression? :shrug:
I don't think splitting a tongue or altering genitalia is minor surgery though maybe not major, but it is significant....plus it involves a great chance/risk of infection in those 2 areas...mind you so does piercing when you think about it.
hmmmmmm....

Kawarthabob
04-08-2010, 05:06 PM
this is nothing new, people in africa have been doing this sort of thing for millenia from lip discs to female genitalia mutilation and its considered normal practice there.

AcadieLibre
04-14-2010, 10:47 PM
this is nothing new, people in africa have been doing this sort of thing for millenia from lip discs to female genitalia mutilation and its considered normal practice there.

Two wrongs don't make a right and female genital mutilation is a barbaric, disgusting practice. I think even if it your body and want body modification you should do it where the person doing is qualified. We do not allow unqualified people to do heart surgery or plastic surgery, although we were but the laws are changing and have changed. I see nothing wrong with it, just it should be done by someone who has medical training and access to emergency services should something go wrong during the procedure. I am tattooed and pierced so I see nothing wrong but when you cross a certain line you need to regulate it as you do with any medical/surgical procedure.

Greg_Nuspel
04-15-2010, 08:19 AM
I just wonder what these people will feel like when they look in the mirror at 60. :wall-an: