Holes in cheeks, split tongue: Joel Miggler pushes the boundaries of body art
ART or just extreme mutilation?
This man has taken piercing and other forms of “body art” to bizarre lengths — including making enormous holes in his cheeks and splitting his tongue.
BEFORE YOU READ ON, BE WARNED: THE IMAGES BELOW ARE NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH.
Joel Miggler is 23 years old and has been practising “body modification” for a decade.
The German, who goes by the name Bodymoded Punky on social media, began with his ear lobes.
“I started at 13 years of age with stretching my lobe and the first body modification was a cutting on my back when I was 18,” he said.
Since then, Miggler has undergone 25 piercings of all shapes and sizes, He also has a multitude of tattoos.
Probably the most bizarre features are his enormous cheek holes — one on each side of his face. And he wants to make them even bigger.
“They have no special name, I guess you can call them stretched or big cheeks,”he said.
“I’ve cut them 3 times and stretched them many milimetres. They are now 36mm wide.”
His goal size is 40mm.
The grotesque look doesn’t put off his girlfriend, who is also into body modification.
And eating with three mouths doesn’t seem to be a problem either.
“The jewellery doesn’t touch my teeth and makes no problem with eating and drinking. I only can take smaller bites than before.”
He does, however, have plugs to close the holes if necessary — for example, when eating soup.
The Küssaberg local works several jobs, including (not surprisingly) as a trainee piercer/body modifier.
He acknowledges people’s reactions to his appearance are not always positive.
“For sure people judge me for my body mods — mostly bad — but I don´t care what they say.”
He said the body art is very addictive and he has no plans to stop anytime soon.
Here’s a quick look into his world, but be warned: It is not for the faint hearted!
Source : news.com
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