Split tongues, implants take body art to extreme

Sat, 05 Aug 2006 02:02 AM EST

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Allen Falkner shows his split tongue as he talks about extreme body modification at his tattoo shop in Dallas, Tuesday, July 18, 2006. The underground trend has been around for years, but now that tattoos and piercings are becoming more mainstream, growing numbers of hardcore modifiers are choosing to express themselves in a similarly extreme manner. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam)Extreme body modification features a wide range of alterations, including some that are illegal in Texas and elsewhere. Some people get horns implanted on their heads. Some install magnets in their hands, creating a “sixth sense” for feeling magnetic fields. Others remold their ears to make them pointy.


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