People want to stand out. For some, having a very special hairstyle is enough, while for others, tattooing the white of their eyes seems like a good idea. Creativity knows no bounds when it comes to how we change our appearance.
We have previously reported on new trends that involve dangerous procedures, and the reaction they caused online.
Of course, it is their choice. Luckily, we are free to do whatever we want with our bodies, but putting yourself in danger for the sake of your looks is where I draw the line.
Nothing to be ashamed for, safety before everything else. But at the same time, I respect those who follow their dreams – and dare to take risks to achieve them.
Like Australian Charles Bentley, for example. He does things his own way – and enjoys sticking out from the crowd. Many have strong opinions about his body modifications, but live and let live I say.
Who are we to tell others what to do when it’s only affecting themselves?
Almost half of his ears are gone
This Australian, in any case, packed his bags in 2019 and traveled all the way to Sweden – to modify his ears.
And it was not just to have a small piercing done – no, Charles wanted to remove the entire conch from his ears, reports the Daily Mail.
The procedure was performed by Chai Maibert at CALM Body Modification in Stockholm, Sweden. Who helped the daring Australian to get the new look he desired, according to the site twentytwowords. Mr. Maibert claims the massive holes in Charles’s ears shouldn’t affect his hearing.
“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 his statement is not true.
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 said that it looked perfectly okay – and those who dare to go against the social norm should be applauded. According to twentytwowords, it is even a trend that many people can imagine getting on in 2020.
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