Charles, an Australian, traveled to Sweden – to remove the insides of his ears

Some individuals will go to any length to stand out. Most people are happy with a new hairstyle, while for others, tattooing the white of their eyes seems like a good idea. Creativity knows no bounds for those who want to change their appearance.

We have previously reported on these new trends that involve dangerous procedures and the reaction they caused online.

Of course, it’s their own choice. Thankfully, we are free to do whatever we want with our bodies. However, putting yourself in danger for the sake of fashion or your looks is where I draw the line.

Nothing wrong with this choice, safety first is a very logical priority. With that said, I still respect those who dare to follow their dreams – and are willing to take risks to achieve them.

Look at the Australian man from today’s story, Charles Bentley, for example. He does things his own way – and loves sticking out from the rest. People have strong opinions about his body modifications, but live and let live, I say.

Who are we to stick our noses in someone’s else life decisions? The entitlement of those who think they have the right to go around telling others how to live their life bothers me much more than the sight of someone with weird tattoos or piercings.

Half of his ears gone

In any case, this Australian man packed his bags, back in 2019, and traveled halfway around the world to Sweden, the European capital of fashion freedom – to pierce his ears.

However, he didn’t travel this far just to have a small piercing done – no, Charles wanted to remove the entire conch from his ears, reports the Daily Mail.

Chai Maibert from CALM Body Modification, in Stockholm, Sweden, performed the procedure. Helping the Australian daredevil to achieve the look he desired, reports twentytwowords. Mr. Maibert claims the massive holes in Charles’s ears shouldn’t affect his hearing too much.

“To get some facts straight – this procedure doesn’t make you deaf. It might impair your ability to hear the direction of sound for the first week or two – until your mind has adjusted to your new ears,” Chai Maibert wrote on Instagram.

Strong reactions online

Many people, however, are skeptical – and the majority think this statement is not accurate.

After Chai shared the pictures of the operation on social media, things got heated. Users think this is total madness and that body modification has gone too far.

One of them wrote: “I bet his ears whistle when he rides his vegan bicycle,” according to the Daily Mail.

However, some think it looks okay – and that we should applaud those who dare to challenge social standards.

According to twentytwowords, plenty think this could easily become a trend in the next years.

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