magnetic implant

Sunday June 3rd, 2012 @ 5:43 PM

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after reading up on the subject quite a bit, I’ve decided I want a magnetic implant in my finger. my only problem at the moment is finding someone reputable to do it for me! I know Steve Haworth is the name in implants, but there’s no way I’m going to be able to get out to Arizona, and it doesn’t seem like he’s going to be traveling to the east coast any time soon. Any help with finding someone trained and talented who would be able to put in a magnetic implant in new jersey, new york or surrounding areas would be amazing!

I also noticed that a lot of the things I was reading mentioned there being gold somewhere in/on the magnet itself. I have a skin allergy to gold, and was curious as to whether that would effect the implant? Or is there a barrier thick enough to prevent any interactions?

Thanks so much!

The magnet itself is coated in implant-grade silicon, so in theory that will act as a barrier to prevent a reaction.

As far as who to get the implant from, I can not recommend Steve Haworth enough. If you are not able to visit him I’m sure you will be able to catch him on the east coast eventually, he travels quite a bit.

Since Steve also makes and sells the implants to modification professionals I’m sure he has a list of people on the east coast he sells to and trusts. He would be the best to refer you to someone.

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Implants materials

Monday May 14th, 2012 @ 1:14 AM

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I’m interested in the use of some materials for implants, such as: actual pearls, coral, gold, porcelain and precious stones as diamonds. Is it possible to use them for implants? Where can I research about that?

Thank you very much!!

The only thing that should be inserted under the skin for a ‘3d implant’ is silicone. Any other material is either going to have a too high durometer (hardness) and cause discomfort or problems during healing.

Although in theory you can coat (or encase) other materials in silicone (or raw if they are bio-compatible) - its not a good idea for the long term comfort and well being of an implant.

Your best bet would be to find a body modification artist that can sit down with you and figure out exactly what you want to achieve from the implants, however I would very strongly suggest to stick with silicone as you can’t actually see anything under the skin anyway.

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Sunday May 13th, 2012 @ 6:08 AM

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i understand that with all body modifications, there are risks involved and nothing can be 100% guaranteed to work, thats why i spend alot of time researching and understanding before i get any body mod, i am planning on my subdermal silicone implants (the implants are 1/4′ tall and 2′ wide , hollow heart and star). I have become a little concerned about tissue resorption and a few other things, orginally i was going to place them on the inside of my forarms but after more research im concerned there will be to much movement causing them not the settle bringing the chances of migration, rejection or the implants or Tissue Resorption. My other choice of placement is my hands (permitting my anatomy alows it), Ive done hours of research but cannot find any information about safe placement , im just seeking adive on where the safest, successful place for silicone implants seem to be, and if getting them ontop of my hands is/isnt recommended. Everybodys body is different and it would be hard to say how they will react to me as an individual but in general just looking for some advice, thankyou

I would strongly suggest to find an experienced body modification artist that either works in your area, or travels to your area first. Different peoples skin will require different heights and sizes of implants to work the best (and most importantly safely).

Tissue resoprtion is greatly minimized by using silicone (instead of teflon/titanium/etc) as its much softer and doesn’t ‘wear away’ at the underlying tissue as it sits in its own fistula. Although I have seen it happen before, it usually only occurs at a serious level when the artist puts a piece in way too big for the area.

I personally feel that the implant sizes you said may be too big. I know if you were to place them on the top of your hand they would look like they would fit fine, but implants ‘pick up’ skin on the edges and they will generally look larger in diameter once under the skin. I have seen many artists put way too large peices in areas, especially hands, to make them look cool sooner - however don’t get lured into this trap.

You would rather a happy healthy implant you can have for many many years to come rather than something that may need to be removed after a short period of time for the sake of it looking big within the first couple months.

Again, make sure you are 100% confident with the artist you choose to do your work. Check their HEALED portfolio for good looking healthy implants before you decide and at the end of the day, everyone’s body is different - let your artist feel your skin and tell you their option to placement and size.

If you are looking for a traveling mod artist, I can highly suggest as he has done nearly all of my heavy mods and has been featured on BME for his work a number of times.

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Posted by Joeltron | Permalink | Comments

magnetic implant

Tuesday May 1st, 2012 @ 12:27 PM

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I live in the LA/OC area in southern california, and I am looking for someone who can do magnetic implants in me, and possibly my girlfriend….I am not new to body modification, and I have been looking for sometime for someone who is capable of doing them, the only person I know of is steve haworth….any info on someone who is capable of doing them in my area would be helpfull

Steve Haworth does sell them to a number of body modification artists around the world, I don’t personally know any BM arists that live in LA - however I know that (Howie) does travel to the states quite often. If I recall, he is there right now!

I would suggest to contact him via his site and find out his whereabouts.

As always, ask to see HEALED portfolio pictures from your artist and make sure you are 100% happy with their answers to any of your questions.

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Tuesday May 1st, 2012 @ 12:13 PM

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i have something in mind , i haven’t really seen anyone with it so i dont know if it is possible. i have asked around a few places that do implants but never really received much information.

i would like to have a set of 3 transdermal implants (not micro dermal) something that can take a bit of jewellery.

for the most part i just want three stud like implants that run down the outside of my upper arm starting about an inch off the tip of my shoulder and spacing about an inch apart, the top one bigger the middle slightly smaller and the last one about half the size of the first.

i want to be able to unscrew these the way spikes on head implants can be changed , and wear (on occasion) pieces that are custom made somewhere between a bracelet and a dangling belling ring .

also to screw on larger light weight beaten metal plates or shields .

not unlike (but not exactly like) the royo paintings i have attached, in fact many Royo girls feature these implants and piercings

what i am wondering is , is it possible , on this part of the body ? what kind of jewellery would i (once healed) be able to wear , even the prospect of having precious and semi precious stones set into tops i can screw in for say formal occasion, would satisfy .

is this something i would have more success with say horizontal set along the top of my shoulder blade?

as i said i haven’t really seen anything in flesh like i want but this could be because it isn’t possible

if however it can be done , what exactly would i be in store for ?

if successful it is something i would also consider in place of a surface piercing on my chest (centre) in order to again wear more dangle? or custom made pieces where piercing or micro dermal would not keep or offer change of jewellery

thanks in advance - sorry if i got it out in a round about way . i basically just want holes in my body i can screw cool jewellery into that no once else can wear ..

Transdermals are a funny body modification. They are super cool, however they will often flare up and down even once fully healed. Wearing light weight (custom titanium would be ideal) ‘armour’ like pieces would be fine, once you have had them for quite some time and they are fully settled in.

For healing you are generally best to wear ‘healing posts’, which are pretty much just rounded extenders on the base with an o-ring to allow for plenty of swelling.

Transdermals are generally considered to have 20% (or even less) chance of sucessfully healing on your body, most of which depends on your body and location.

Taking locations, arms and legs can be a difficult thing to heal as they move around all the time and are prone to bumps/knocks. Think every time you wear a shirt, the seam can rub against and aggravate them - not to mention snagging them while walking through a door or brushing past someone on the street.

My suggestion, before you get the transdermals, is to try out anchors in the spots you were thinking. Some peircers will be able to offer quite large bases for you - which can take quite a bit of knocking over a normal base. You will be able to see how you like wearing them day to day and see if you find yourself knocking them.

In theory, you could try and wear larger custom attachments (even with magnetic tops, which exist) and see how they go. If they flare up, but you still love them, you can do transdermals right over the top of them.

I have only really seen one body modification artist do arm transdermals with good success and that would be Steve Haworth as seen in his DVD “Flesh and Blood”.

Make sure, as always, to ask to see HEALED pictures of anything you are wanting to get done by your artist before you decide on what to get and who to get it done by.

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Posted by Joeltron | Permalink | Comments

When will my 3-D subdermal implant show?

Tuesday December 14th, 2010 @ 4:08 PM

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I got a 3-D heart implant in my chest. The implant is 2 inches & 5/16 thick. I was wondering how long it would take for it to fully show. Thanks!

Generally speaking with subdermal implants once the swelling has settled down they are about as defined as they ever will be. 5/16″ is not very thick, especially for the skin on your chest, I am afraid it might not become any more defined than it is now.

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Posted by Sean Philips | Permalink | 3 Comments

implants on feet?

Monday October 25th, 2010 @ 5:08 PM

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is it possible to implant a subdermal 3d silicone jewellery on the top of the feet?

(i’ve only seen hand, chest, arm, leg implants so far)

the 3d silicone piece couldn’t be very thick (problems with shoes…)

does anybody know anything about this?

plus: where can i buy silicone jewellery? (preferably in europe. or a good online store)


You could certainly get a subdermal implant on top of your foot, but you’d have to avoid wearing shoes on it while it’s healing and settling into place.
You’d also have to take into consideration wearing different style shoes in the long run as the extra “girth” on your foot could cause certain shoes to not fit properly.

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Posted by Lexci Million | Permalink | Comments

Microdermal Technique: Needle Vs. Dermal Punch

Saturday October 17th, 2009 @ 5:02 PM

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I am VERY interested in getting microdermals.

I understand the procedure using the needle, but I’m a little lost on understanding the dermal punch. I can’t find much information about it other than it being “faster” and “less painful” than using a needle.

So I was mainly wondering if there were any big differences between them. Differences in pain, procedure, and general experience.

I have a few small tattoos, my septum done a few times, my lobes are stretched to 1″ and my navel. If that is any definition of my pain tolerance!

You’ll find that you won’t get much of a sway in opinion one way or another on the pain level or success rate of surface anchors done with a needle or a punch.

Personally, I use punches because I feel like it helps the anchor sit a bit nicer in the tissue.
That said, for 18g anchors I use for facial stuff, I use a needle and it’s just fine - not realllllly all that much different.

So I’d say leave in the hands of your favorite trusted piercer to use the tool that suits him or her best. I doubt you’ll personally notice any difference.

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Posted by Lexci Million | Permalink | 2 Comments

Subdermal Storage

Wednesday June 10th, 2009 @ 2:29 PM

Filed under: Implants

This modification is kind of out there; I’ve never even heard of anyone trying it before.

I want to implant a container under my skin that can be opened. Assuming it is possible, how much storage space do you think could be done? Matchbook? Hide-a-Key sized? Somehow the skin would have to be kept apart so I could open the container. Should I be reconsidering this?

I had a similar idea years ago. I wanted to make a knife sheath out of implant grade teflon, similar to the one’s that are common and made of kydex. The sheath would be implanted in my inner forerm It would have been a cross between transdermal and subdermal. I ran this idea by Steve Haworth, back when he was still pretty much the only reputable person for implants of any sort. He tossed the dea around a bit but ended up deciding it was unfeasible, at leat at that time. In my experience with transdermals, both in having six and in removing dozens if not hundreds on other people, I definitely do not think what you want is feasable with current techniques. That’s not to say it is impossible, but for the time being at least, I consider it highly improbable. However, I am hopeful, that this kind of procedure can and will be perfected at some point.

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Posted by Sean Philips | Permalink | 1 Comment

Dermal anchor

Thursday June 4th, 2009 @ 2:57 PM

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How do you get dermal anchors to unscrew, I can’t get either of mine out. Could that mean something is wrong?

Lots of time this is a result of your bodies secretions getting into the threading and “cementing” it. If this is the case a warm water soak can often break it down enough so that it can be removed. If this doesn’t work, it could be cross threaded or just really tight. In either case I recommend seeing a piercer experienced in microdermals. If you are too rough with it you can easily break through the tissue anchoring it in place and/or enlarge the pocket it rest in (which could lead to abscessing).

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