Warning: These frightening photos of piercings and implants are not for the squeamish.
Subtle piercings — even those medium-sized ear plugs — can oftentimes look cool. But bring swords, guns, guitars and other giant, foreign objects into the fleshy mix, and you've gone clear into Dumb Territory.
While some opt for the more awkward piercings due to religion (though what kind of God would want you to defile your flesh is beyond us) or culture, many merely take pleasure in painfully poking holes through their skin for poops and grins.
Hey, I get it. I had a tongue piercing once and had to survive off mashed potatoes and chocolate pudding for a month. Would I do again? Hell no.