Suspension Body Art (Warning: Graphic Content)
This article contains graphic content and artistic nudity. What you will see here can make people very uncomfortable and seems very painful.
But in these pictures, and in many others you can find on the internet, you will see people smiling or relaxing.
Many performances of suspensions are visible in tattoo conventions, and they even have their own events, suspension conventions. Suspension body art is at first sight very extreme and shocking. But for those who are practicing it, it can be very spiritual. According to the website, "The act of suspension is hanging the human body from (or partially from) hooks pierced through the flesh in various places around the body." Suspension body art is very ancient and was used for rites of passage and other kind of spiritual ceremonies. It is also considered as performance art and entertainment. This act is challenging the limits of the body and of the spirit and if some are doing it for the adrenaline, some consider that the experience is nearly mystic. Yes, pain is included. But just like it is with tattoos, piercings, and other body mods. And remember, it is a personal choice. Suspension is making some people happy, and they can't be judged for that. If you are attracted by the hook life and want to experiment flight feelings, please don't try it at home by your own! Contact people specialized in body modifications and suspension art. Suspension can do damages to your body if not made by experts... The potential risks are significant and include [...] death, extreme shock, convulsions, dizziness, pain, bleeding, loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, scarring, and numbness (source: Suspension.org). So please, be careful! But if you are open-minded and eager for impressive body mods, check these examples of suspension body art...