Monday, 10 March 2008

Extraordinary.....










62 comments:

Kelley said...

*vomit*

well I was eating. And it wasn't good food, it was fast and it was nasty.

Thanks for being my diet guru and stopping me wanting to eat that crap...

and Oh.My.God. Imagine them when they are eighty...

Chris H said...

Bloody Hell, how am I supposed to get to sleep after seeing that lot mate!!! Their poor mothers is all I can say.

Sweet Irene said...

You know, I am all for people want to express who they feel they are freely, but I don't claim to understand it and I do not like it and hope not to meet any one of them any time soon, because I would be seriously spooked and really worry about their state of mind.

Am I small minded for thinking this? I feel I should be broader of mind and be able to accept it, but I can't.

Mrs. C said...

You can tell that these folks put in a lot of planning, time and money into their looks. I wonder how much it all cost them?? And does their tattoo artist send them a greeting card each year from Hawaii?

Steve said...

You know what is really scary.... I actually met some of these people whilst working in a hotel here in Australia. They were doing a TV appearence, and were staying at the hotel I was managing. Could not meet nicer people, with a more down to earth approach to life! Interestingly, some of them chose to look the way that they do, and others took a disfigurment they were born with and turned it into their profession. I must admit, it was hard to know where to look at first, but after a while you tended not to notice!

Cheers

Steve

Jen said...

Interesting. I'm not a fan of body modification, but after marrying a New York guy with tons of tattoos who was fairly plugged into that scene at one point, I've developed at least a bit more understanding of it. While I'm still not a fan of people "mutilating" themselves (my word...most of the people that I've met who do it feel that it's a form of self-expression), now I figure that if I expect people to accept my kids as they are, maybe I should try to be a bit more tolerant and accepting of others as well. They're not hurting me, and even if I think that it's weird, we're lucky that we live in places where people are able to be "different".

And the guy with the horns is supposed to be a super nice guy :-)

frog ponds rock... said...

Thank you Casdok... my first reaction was... 'ok', That is a tad different..
Then I looked and wondered if the lumps on his head were the result of piercings.. or if the tattoos and piercings were there to accomodate the lumps...

Thank you once again..I love the way you make me think.. and then make me correct my assumptions...

Kim xxx

laughingwolf said...

to each their own... just not MY cuppa....

Mima said...

I watched a documentary about bodymorphing, and initially my reaction was weird, but when you listen to them and their stories, you suddenly see that they are just other people. I do worry for them though about jobs and the like, as with many who haven't chosen to be in that situation I should imagine that they face prejudice.

I still would be scared if I bumped into someone who was morphed down a dark alley!

Richard said...

Ouch!!!!

captain corky said...

I think I'll just stick with the two I have on my shoulders.

The Muse said...

Ummm, variety is the spice of life? I saw the body morphing thing too. Not my thing, but everyone has their own thing, so okay.

Angela said...

Oly moly... I personally don't mind tattoos but that's a bit of a stretch even for me. LOL

Slip said...

After working in prison for 28 years there is not much I have not seen when it comes to permanent adornment.Inmates die every day from wearing their thoughts on who they are in ink.

KAREN said...

Oh my Lord. That last one is particularly terrifying. I think we watched a documentary about extreme tattooing once - it put me clean off, to be honest!!

Norah said...

I quite like the look of some of them, but I wouldn't tattoo something like that onto my body, because I wouldn't want it to be permanent. I also wouldn't use the really stretching piercings for the same reason.

If I met them (quickly, on the street for instance) I probably wouldn't even notice it, I almost never do notice really obvious physical traits that other people seem to spot right away. If I do notice I couldn't care less. Generally the way other people look doesn't interest me whatsoever. If someone has a style I like I might look at them for a while.

I don't attach value judgements to looks (have had too many people make assumptions about me based on looks to make that mistake), though I might wonder, if someone dresses a certain way, if they are into sci-fi, metal music, or go to a certain church (as examples).

buffalodickdy said...

Is the gene pool safe to go in? I think not....

Get Off My Lawn! said...

I've seen some of these people as they have traveled quite a bit showing off their freakyness. As long as everyone is happy, it's al good.

BenefitScroungingScum said...

These people are no different to any of us, except perhaps that they'd be unlikely to circulate our photos as a spectacle for people to go 'ugh,vomit' at.

I get very touchy about this as I often see a photo of someone I know in amongst such images (he's not featured here) Body modification isn't my thing, but I totally understand why he does it...after years of vicious bullying, being randomly beaten up in the street etc for the way he looked (exceptionally tall and thin) he decided to start modifying his appearance to one he was happy with. You literally couldn't meet a nicer, kinder more generous gentle soul, yet it's only amongst the BM community that he has found acceptance. If the rest of the population were so tolerant we wouldn't have a problem with any kind of prejudice.
Thought provoking post as usual Cas, BG x

Cheri said...

It's just so permanent. People look back at their high school pictures and wonder what in the world they were thinking with that hair! I wonder how many of these people will someday regret having done something so drastic and irreversable?

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Crikey! How much pain can one person take.

C xx

Phil Plasma said...

Everyone is different?

I don't know, I think everyone is the same in their search for being different. These people have found one way of being different, we have found other ways. The search for being different connects us all.

Dad Stuff said...

How does that one guy blow his nose if he has a cold?

Seamus said...

WHY????????????????

CrazyCath said...

Wow, I echo so many comments here but I guess my overriding one is seamus' "WHY????"

I think everyone has the right to be different and I try not to judge by appearance - some is art work but some is pure mutilation to me, bordering on self harm.

Thanks for making me think again. And scaring me half to death.... lol!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

At what point did they look in the mirrow think..."wow! I look good!" :) The one I Like the best is Mr. Willie Wanka with the massive lobes!

Kanani said...

I've seen these. The ironic thing is that they want the attention, but by doing this to their bodies, they make themselves harder to approach on a "pass the salt" kind of level. I think they've spent a lot of money and time to look unique on the exterior.

Billy said...

I think the young woman will find that the boils she was trying to hide will supercede the tattoos. And then what a mess! Yikes! Reminds me of the novel THE ILLUSTRATED MAN.

grit said...

and now when Shark asks me to paint her face with her favourite dolphin picture, we're going to sit down and have a little chat about lifestyle choices ...

Tom Foolery said...

Colourful characters ;-) TFX

SB said...

wow....

I mean, WOW............

Oh my....

.......wow.....

(I cried when I got my ears pierced AT 18...I am such a wimp, I know.)

the mother of this lot said...

Maybe I'm a wimp, but I had to scroll down really quickly after the first couple!

bindhiya said...

OMG!
I am so sorry for them!
nice post!

bindhiya

Jim said...

Sometime I am still confused why some people do these kind of body modifications. I am going to make a post about this in my blog LOL.

Jim

Akelamalu said...

I quite like tattoos, I even have one myself, but they have gone just that 'bit too far'!

Ian Lidster said...

I think I'll just stick with what God gave me, thank you.

motherx said...

Omg! horrible! but each to their own I supose...if they like it great! Imagine how painful it must have been to get all that done!

merry weather said...

Wow, unbelievable - especially the nose one! It takes courage to be different, and why not be different.

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Ouch and ouch again - and the pain when they look in the mirror, if they ever do! Kind of sad,I think:(
M xx

Deb said...

Everyone is different, but i find this scary!

Pig in the Kitchen said...

oh yuk! What are the horrible bumps in their foreheads? And that nose stud??!!
I was about to go and have sweet dreams...
Pigx

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Ouch... I mean, I have 3 tattoos but gosh, they are pretty nice and respectable. How do these people find jobs and such? Egads!

Dr.John said...

It hurt just to look at the pictures. Not because I don't like the people but because I'm such a wimp and don't like pain. A Pastor friend of mine got a tattoo to remind her of her roots. I told her if the President of Finland asked me to put a small Finnish flag on my arm I still wouldn't do it.

vivavavoom said...

I am always thinking about how these people will look when the skin starts sagging and their food and beverage starts seeping out of the holes. I guess you can't argue with their dedication to their skin art.
My kids are already 'different', but I hope not this different.

leslie said...

I was worried when my daughter started getting tattoos and then got those weird kind of earrings put in. But she's NOTHING compared to these people. I hope she stops before she gets like this.

Emily, as some know me said...

Oh. My. God.

I don't know which is worse, the nose or the purple cat thing.

And who are the docs who do these implants?

craig andrew said...

I don't get it... All I saw were pictures of lawyers and politicians. C;)

abstractjenn said...

I read something once about that last guy and the amount of money he has out into becoming a "cat"....I'm all for tatoos (I have 4) but some of this goes way over the edge...

Angela said...

Can't see the pic's
Just wanted to say Happy Monday

Preposterous Ponderings said...

Oooopsie! My last comment wasn't so nice.Sorry!
Delete it!!!!

Let me try this again....


Who in their right mind would want to do something like that to themselves. It must be quite uncomfy to
try and sleep at night.You'd have to find just the right position to lay in.

Rrramone said...

Wow. Amazing testament to the variety of the human species. :-)

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Berlimey . . . why would anyone want to do that to themselves . . . expensive therapy if that question ever arises to any of the people featured.

nitebyrd said...

YIKES! Their very extreme. I love tattoos but I think they went just a bit overboard.

deb said...

I'm going to sound like an old lady but I hope my kids never do this. I's still love them but I'd have a hard time looking at them.

Odat said...

OMG and Ewwwwwwwwww.

Peace

Mo said...

I simply cannot imagine...
Thanks for your visit & comments @ Captured By Gravity!

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

Someone is going to have some serious regrets when they are older. I konw one of my tattoos is a big, "Why did I do that? What was wrong with me? " event.

thailandchani said...

I'm all for self-expression.. but this seems more like self-hate.

(I have tattoos, by the way. It's not about the tattoos. It's the extreme-ness of it all.)

Bonnie said...

ouch...

BenefitScroungingScum said...

Ive come back to this post as from the comments I'm still just so surprised at the level of criticism from a community where we blog so often about the need for acceptance. This just makes me very sad. Bendy Girl

Sweet Irene said...

Yes, I must admit that I was starting to think the same thing myself, about how rejecting we all were in our comments. It is kind of a shame, isn't it?

Aisha said...

It's amazing what these people did to their bodies. They have a high pain tolerance.