Suspension Body Art

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...

Suspension body art is sometimes practiced by tattooed people and even tattoo artists. Here, tattoo artist Delphine Noiztoy helped by her partner, bodmod specialist Yann Brenyak.
Suspension body art is sometimes practiced by tattooed people and even tattoo artists. Here, tattoo artist Delphine Noiztoy helped by her partner, bodmod specialist Yann Brenyak.
Knee suspension performed by Tracie Hanna.
Knee suspension performed by Tracie Hanna.
Impressive performance with 6 people with several body suspensions... wow. Picture by Naked Lens.
Impressive performance with 6 people with several body suspensions... wow. Picture by Naked Lens.
Angel suspension by Naked Lens photography at a SusCon, a suspension convention.
Angel suspension by Naked Lens photography at a SusCon, a suspension convention.
Michelle K photography.
Michelle K photography.

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Yeah, you're not dreaming, that's nipple suspension... OUCH! J. Isobel de Lisle photography.
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Corset suspension by Circle23 photography.
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Some tattoo artists are pushing the limits by tattooing in suspension. Arief Budiatna photography.
Some tattoo artists are pushing the limits by tattooing in suspension. Arief Budiatna photography.
Photo by Mark Sandstorm of a client of geometric tattoo artist Corey Divine, ready to be tattooed in suspension.
Photo by Mark Sandstorm of a client of geometric tattoo artist Corey Divine, ready to be tattooed in suspension.
Tattoo artist Corey Divine tattooing in suspension. Gorgeous shot by Mark Sandstorm...
Tattoo artist Corey Divine tattooing in suspension. Gorgeous shot by Mark Sandstorm...
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