Body Implants

Although tattoos and piercing are the most popular forms of body art, some more extreme forms are also practiced all over the world such as Nullification, Surgical mods, Neck ring- Multiple, Neck rings or spiral are worn to stretch the neck (in reality lowering of the shoulders), Scrotal implants and more. These procedures are more risky and require a skilled practitioner, by doctors or other medical professionals, while others are performed by body modification artists to ensure your safety. Implants and beading involve placing an object or objects under the skin to mold or shape the skin outwardly for a particular appearance.

Clavicle or collarbone piercing
Clavicle is a difficult and rare body piercing. It means that it is difficult to insert the needle in the skin which is neither convex nor concave. Hence, this process involves traversing along the skin flat instead of completely passing through the body portion from one end to other. Clavicle piercing must be done by a professional. Below lines give information on some important aspects of collarbone piercing which you would like to know.

Collarbone Piercing Aftercare:
It is extremely painful. This is the deepest surface piercing. You must strictly follow the aftercare tips for clavicle piercing. In the initial days, you must not touch the piercing. You must clean the piercing area with saline solution. This fastens the healing time. Generally, it takes 6 or more weeks to heal totally.

Deep chest piercing
A deep chest piercing is a long piercing that passes under the skin of the chest and may be several inches long. In the initial days, you must not touch the piercing. You must clean the piercing area with saline solution. This fastens the healing time.

Eyeball implant
An eyeball implant, or extra ocular implant is a cosmetic implant involving a tiny piece of decorative jewelry which is implanted within the superficial, interpalpebral conjunctiva of the human eye. Such implants are illegal in the United States, and are currently available only in the Netherlands.

Flesh stapling, flesh plating and pocketing
A flesh staple is a type of piercing jewelers or implant in which the middle, rather than the end of the jeweler is exposed when worn. The jewelers resembles a staple, the ends of which pierce the skin and hold the item in place. A flesh plate works on the same principle, but has a different shape, resembling a flat plate rather than a staple. Flesh pocketing achieves a similar effect to flesh stapling and plating, but with a lower rate of success. Generally, the aftercare period is almost the same like the piercing I've mentioned before. It's very important to keep the pierced area clean and to use
saline solution. For more info read this article.

Genital beading and genital ribs
Genital beading (also known as yakuza beads, love beads or pearling) is a process in which beads or other small objects are implanted beneath the shaft skin of the penis, or into the labia. Genital ribs are short, slightly curved rods of various materials such as stainless steel, titanium, Teflon, or silicone placed under the shaft skin of the penis.

Healing and Aftercare
Once in place, the implants are, essentially, permanent, although they can be surgically removed. Assuming the bead is of a high-quality material and was placed with proper attention to anatomy and sterility concerns, healing beading should be relatively uneventful and trouble-free. Other than regular washing, no aftercare should be required (if sutures were used, they can be taken out at home about a week later using cuticle scissors and tweezers).

In the rare case that beadings become infected, a doctor will probably prescribe antibiotics. Because there is no real way for these modifications to drain, in the case of infection, you may be required to have the implants removed. In very rare cases (usually due to poor placement, but not always), rejection can happen, where the implant first blisters or bruises and then rejects up through the skin like a splinter and falls out. Migration, where the beads shift around under the skin and change their layout, is quite common. It can be minimized by giving the beads time to heal (as the skin layers reattach, they should bind the beads in place), but even that can't guarantee it, so do be prepared for beads not to look 'perfect.

Horn implants
In this modification, small pieces of Teflon or silicone are inserted beneath the skin of the forehead, giving the appearance of small horns. These can be gradually replaced with larger and larger pieces as the skin stretches, creating larger horns. The first set of horn implants were done by Steve Haworth on The Enigma. Steve Haworth invented this type of modification. He currently uses silicone for his horn implants.

Healing and Aftercare
Implants are generally rather trouble-free healing, since they are sealed totally inside your body. Assuming that you have no reaction to the bead material, and the implant is properly placed, the best thing you can do to help it heal (and this goes for any modification) is to be in good health and have a strong immune system. This means be rested, eat well, and don't smoke.

In rare cases (usually with either poor initial placement, overly large implants, or implants with vertical points) implants may reject up through the skin. This is very unusual, but when it happens it is almost always irreversible and results in the loss of the implant, as well as sometime significant scarring, both internally and externally.

Magnetic implants
An experimental process in which small magnets are placed under the skin, allowing objects to be magnetically attached to the body. Some designs are for the purpose of sensory experimentation, in which the movement of the implant in the presence of magnetic fields can be felt by the individual. Such implants can, in this way, be employed to convert non-human sensory information, such as sonar/distance, into touch.

Scrotal implant
A scrotal implant is an implant placed into the scrotum. The implants may be designed for this purpose (for example, Neuticles), or be of any implant-grade material.

Subdermal implant
A subdermal implant, also known as a 3D implant or a 3D-Art Implant, is an object inserted under the skin to create a decorative appearance. Steve Haworth is generally agreed to have created and popularized such implants.

Surface piercing
A surface piercing is a piercing that travels beneath the surface of the skin (on the arm, for example) rather than through a protruding portion of the anatomy such as the earlobe. Surface piercing can be placed on nearly any area of the body, provided they are not subject to too much movement or the risk of impact damage or infection from contact with contaminants such as dirt. A surface piercing should be done with high grade titanium in a staple shaped bar. Curved barbells or straight barbells put too much pressure on the entry holes for them to be suitable. one a surface piercing bar is in it is recommended that you do not attempt to remove or change the staple shaped bar yourself & a highly trained & experienced piercer should do it. The balls however are all right to be changed.

Transdermal implant
A transdermal implant (or percutaneous implant), also known as a micro dermal implant or surface anchor, is an implant incorporating a flat plate that sits beneath the skin with an externally visible portion incorporating a bead, spike or other item that appears to float on the surface of the skin. Such implants have a very high rate of successful healing, though migration and rejection is still always a possibility that should be considered.

Potential risks:
Nerve and Muscle Pressure, Infections, Allergies, Shifting, Migration, Implant Rejection, HIV, Aids, Tuberculosis and more.