In years that followed, subdermal implants became popular in the community of extreme body modification. The process creates a raised area on the skin in a shape of the artist’s choosing. The effect is dramatic: Implants can be most any form you can think of, from Star Trek ridges and small horns, to little stars and hearts sprayed across the chest. Many people with body modifications have combined their implants with tattoos to create often beautiful or terrible effects.
In my day, we called little sub-dermal nodules “zits” or “boils” or even “cysts.” Now you can get custom-made boils in designer shapes as a fashion statement.
Is my bed in the retirement home ready yet? I was fine with the tattoos and the piercings, but man. I just don’t get this stuff. I’m assuming trepanation-as-fashion-statement will be next.
This is via bOingBOing, of course. BTW, if you’re wondering what BoingBong’s all about, they revealed the secret this week: “We’re all about celebrating the weird, about wooing the muse of the odd. About being in touch with your inner outsider.”
I dunno, for my money the muse of the odd is Fortean Times.