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What It's Like to Be a Hardcore Body Modifier

We met up with a guy who's been tattooed, pierced and hooked more times than he can count.
VICE Staff

Model Says She May Lose Eyesight After Botched Eyeball Tattoo

It’s been four weeks since Catt Gallinger says her ex-boyfriend botched the procedure and she still doesn’t know just how bad the damage is.
Mack Lamoureux

[NSFW] An Artist Fooled Snapchat into Seeing Her Breasts as Faces

For a 24-hour performance, artist A.M. Darke subverted Snapchat’s augmented reality algorithm, turning her breasts into faces, graphics, and masks.
DJ Pangburn

People with Facial Scarification Explain Why They Got It Done

The process involves cutting out skin using a scalpel, before rubbing the open wounds with peroxide or lemon juice. Unsurprisingly, it's incredibly painful, so people normally have a good reason for going through the agony.
Lulu Kadhim

I Made a Personalised Mouth Piece That Helps You Give 'Better Blowjobs'

With the help of artist and dentist Kuang-Yi Ku, I made a personalised BJ retainer that he believes with be the start of the next big sex trend.
Hannah Ewens

Meet the Kinky Couples Who Get Turned on by Tattooing Each Other

Not satisfied with leaving bruises or marks from wrist restraints, some members of the BDSM community are breaking out the tattoo equipment.
Sophie Saint Thomas

Prisoners Talk About DIY Body Modification Behind Bars

All it takes is a domino, a shoestring, and a sharpened plastic spoon to get a DIY penis implant.
Seth Ferranti
The Up Close and Personal Issue

Beyond Tattoos: A Breakdown of Extreme Body Modification

This month's infographic explores the process of body modification, from subdermal horns and lip splitting to scarification and cheek gauges.
Haisam Hussein

Cutting into a Guy's Face with the World's Most Famous Body Modification Artist

It wasn't until Luna Cobra was almost finished the scarification that I realized I was watching a stranger get his face cut up.
Maddison Connaughton

Thanks to Linkin Park There’s an Industry of Plastic Surgeons Fixing Those Giant Holes in Your Ears

Many of the Aught scene kids are having buyer's remorse about stretching out their earlobes.
Julia Wright

What It’s Like Living with Eyeball Tattoos

For people living with eyeball tattoos, reactions can range from "cool contacts!" to being mistaken for the devil.
Sarah Berman

Why Burmese Men Are Pumping Their Dicks Full of Coconut Oil

Koko is a medical student who was volunteering at a refugee camp on the Thailand-Burma border. Sometimes she had to operate on guys who had tried gaining an inch with a tub of oil and a syringe.
Patrick Marlborough