Human beings have included themselves in some really extreme kinds of body modifications which have been given for generations to come. People love to make themselves with tattoos and ink and pierce various spots on their bodies put plates on their lips and ear and stretch out their earlobes or tongues. Many reshape their feet and get themselves neck tightening jewels. They get a corset piercing or wear tight body corsets. These are some of the most unusual things that people have done including the forked tongue, elf-shaped ears, saline injections, adding beading to their genitals, dye their eyes, get intention scars on their bodies, to name a few things.
When it comes to this kind of extreme body modification, people who do them believe that they are a beautiful way of representing your own personality and some even go as far as saying that it can be an emotionally and even spiritually great experience for them. It is a positive side of the story, for sure, on what is believed to be a cringy or extreme thing for others the thought of which might make them shudder.
According to some doctors and scientific evidence, it can be said that extreme body modifications are kind of dangerous for the long term as well as a sign of mental disorders. This is however an entirely another subject that we do not wish to dwell upon because this article is all about embracing the extreme choices that people, and particularly celebs have made. It is true how many celebs have to go themselves extreme body modifications to showcase their own personality.
Read on to know about 10 such celebrities who have done some extreme body modifications and decide for yourself if it is a yay or nay situation?
1. Lil Uzi Vert had a $24 million diamond embedded in his forehead
Thanks to his many tattoos and piercings, Lil Uzi Vert is easily recognizable. There is no need to mention the extensive 10-carat pink diamond that he exhibited and he had implanted in his forehead in 2021. The diamond stone costing around $24 million, came from New York jewelers Eliantte & Co. and allegedly caught the eye of the rapper back in 2017, according to Rolling Stone.
Special alterations and modifications are required to be done to implant this precious stone into Lil Uzi Vert’s forehead. Simon Babaev, a representative of Eliantte & Co., conversed with Rolling Stone about the dermal face piercing to embed the beautiful pink diamond, saying, “We did everything with precious metals. We engineered a specific mounting that clips and locks in place.” The expert explained to him that “there’s a whole mechanism involved” because “it’s not a standard piercing,” which specifically indicates that a “specific piece and part were both engineered with millimeter precision to get this put on him.”
But the question generally arises that why on earth would he protrude such a giant gemstone into his forehead? Some thought that the rapper had got the gem as an acceptance to revive the characters of which he’s a big fan, and rest steered out the likeness to a certain Marvel persona, Exclaim noted that “it appears the pricey implant inspiration actually came from Lil B” — he also has a (very small) gemstone in his forehead. Lil Uzi Vert has unquestionably caused this face mod his signature theme, whatever the idea he thought of.
2. Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris’ surgical eye color change
Some may like to change their eye color which attracts anyone. What do you do when you just aren’t within your eye color? A plain explication may be to choose some contact lenses of your choice like light brown, blue eyes or might be the green color to something with a some-more zing. However, Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris, star of the T. I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle show, desired to make her preferred eye color a little more perpetual.
To change the color of her eyes, Tameka went to Africa to get the surgery done so that her eye color can be changed. She told ABC News that she “just wanted to do something different.” Her eyes used to be brown in color and she remarked that after the surgery, “They are ice gray. That’s the color I purchased.” She also described how it’s done, saying, “They go into the eye and they make a little slit. They take an implant and it’s folded up. They open it [and] spread it over your eye.” As per Healthline, the method followed to perform this surgery is called “cosmetic iris implant surgery, is a … controversial practice that has yet to be scrutinized fully by medical researchers.” Because of this reason, there doesn’t seem to be any evidence to back up the dogma that this kind of alteration is safe, that is why it’s not ruled in the United States.
Notwithstanding that, according to Essence, Harris’ daughter, Zonnique also got the color of her eyes surgically changed from brown to blue. She “loved” the arrangement at first instance, but later on, she said that it “wasn’t the best decision.”
3. Cardi B’s body mods include chest piercings
Whether Cardi B is displaying colorful hair, embellished nails, or a large thigh tattoo, she’s surely not one to shy away from dispensing off what she’s got. Besides lip piercing, she also got a piercing done on her chest. She didn’t hesitate to post videos in June 2020 so that her 80+ million Instagram followers could see her alterations on her body.
During the course of surgery, the rapper could be overheard saying, “I don’t even know why I’m agreeing to this … Oh my God, that one hurt!” During the process, she was trying not to pound the hand of her husband, Offset. In the convenience of her own home, she had not one, but three piercings protruded into the center of her chest, with Us Weekly recording that one “is a dollar sign-shaped stud encrusted with diamonds.”
Healthline explained that the dermal piercings like the ones that Cardi B got are “done with either needles or skin punches,” however, “each approach involves placing an anchor underneath the skin.” As appealing as having a skin thrust near someone’s chest tones, no one wants to bear the pain of that piercings, as Healthline puts it forward on their pain-o-meter. The outlet perceives that while the “pain for a dermal piercing depends on where it’s done,” the simple fact is that “having a piece of jewelry thrust downward through several layers of skin can be pretty painful.”
After all, the skin was poked and done for Cardi, the result did (arguably) look unbelievable, but at what painful cost?
4. It’s a neck piercing for Perrie Edwards
Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards revealed a new extension to her apparently ever-growing piercing compilation in 2013. She and her Little Mix crew placed on at a California shopping mall at a fan show. There Edwards was identified with a piercing on the back of her neck (piercing was kind of like a barbell with two sides popping out of her skin). She revealed to the Daily Mail that, “Yes, it really hurt!” She further told that at the time that she already had “her tragus pierced on her left ear,” had her nose pierced when she got her neck done, and succeeding that she was able to get her nipple pierced which was very painful though — the outcome of which was seized by the Mirror.
Edwards’ neck piercing was performed using a distinct process whereas Cardi B’s center of the chest dermal piercing was done with a skin thrust. Healthline put its opinion, “Surface piercings have an entry and exit point that’s made through a small portion of the skin using a needle.” After that process, the procedure performed what’s described as a “surface bar is then pushed in one end and out the other.”
Probably, Edwards must have taken charge of her neck jewelry, because it directs out that facade piercings like the one she got “are notorious for migration and rejection,” because they’re very adjacent to the top of the skin. Notwithstanding, Edward decided to stand by the pain and she rocked. She also knows how to take care of her body modifications and alterations.
5. Cassie Ventura has both neck and throat piercings
Cassie Ventura, a Singer, a dancer, and an actress appeared in Step Up 2: The Streets, as well as on Empire, per IMDb. She had a long Lasting relationship with Sean “Diddy” Combs. Cassie has got done loads of artful body modifications all over her body. She got tattoos of a star, an Egyptian hieroglyph, the Latin phrase “Post tenebras lux” (meaning “after the darkness comes the light”), her surname, and some white ink with the words “No Regrets.” Ventura also has gone for plenty of ear piercings. She is one of those stars who has had her neck penetrated and got the piercing… twice! Accompanying with a dermal piercing on the back of her neck, which, not similar to Perrie Edwards’ barbell-like adornment, resembles more like a diamond stud, she also has a dermal piercing on the scruff of the front of her throat. This all classifies her into a different and unique class of celebrities.
According to the Body Art Guru, “The neck or collar bone piercing is also most commonly known as Madison piercing.” When it’s done, the piercing is popped in at “the front of the neck, most often in between your collarbones,” where it’s more corpulent.
Ventura has starred in music videos for Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, and Nicki Minaj. She very well stretches her unique look if one is into such things. Honestly, it’s sort of like donning a necklace all of the time without the troublesome chain and still you rock.
6. Lenny Kravitz’s pubic piercing was revealed in a wardrobe malfunction
Lenny Kravitz has a piercing, up, down everywhere all over the body. He thankfully has a rockstar look. Despite this, it absolutely was astonishment when the piercings made an occurrence when he was performing on the stage, as per the Daily Mail. Kraviz was electrified while performing on the stage at a concert in Stockholm and the swing, he rotated himself into a sweet little rock-squat-bounce. That rotation brought the rock star into an inconvenient situation and he got a tear in his leather pants … Which caused the singer to bear his spots. Presumably, Kravitz fancies to keep it light and breezy underneath the waistline and discarded his underwear for the day. So when his pants said “no more,” he revealed his member and dispensed off his freakish piercing in the whole process.
While interviewing Mashable, the actual piercer who performed the piercing on Kravitz’s beneath region addition (and author of The Piercing Bible), Elayne Angel, explained, “What Lenny has is a pubic piercing. It’s where the penis hits the torso at the natural juncture where it joins the body.” But you might be asking yourself why would he get a piercing there? Angel said that it’s not just for show, but attends an immense mission as “it hits the woman in the clitoris during intercourse. He’s definitely a giver.”
Among many explanations, Kravitz also gave Elle another review for what motivated him to pierce his privates, saying, “I just wanted it. And I also had a diamond that my mother had left me, so I thought, What better place to put the family jewels than by the family jewels?”
7. Pete Wentz eventually got rid of this extreme body modification
Bassist boy Pete Wentz is another star who is profoundly pierced. It was published in E! in 2014. Pete narrated to FHM “he’s had piercings in his septum, nose, ears, lips, tongue, and nipples.” But what befalls when you run out of pokable places in rather regular spots on your body? While conversing on Watch What Happens Life (via E!), Wentz alleged he hit that point, saying, “I’ve had basically everything pierced in my entire life.” Admittedly, he also had his penis pierced. The musician described his reasoning for this pierce by saying that he “was young and dumb and full of wisdom.”
Healthline puts the agonizing factor right at the top of the list when he was asked to rank the pain associated with penis piercing. According to the outlet, “Genitals are among the most nerve-dense areas on your body” thanks to the fact that the “penis contains about 4,000 nerve endings that branch off from the pudendal nerve.”
When it comes to Wentz, he noted that his penis is “not pierced anymore.” But does that mean that the popular pop-punker has been left with permanent holes where there shouldn’t be? Author of The Piercing Bible, Elayne Angel, wrote on her website that “unlike most piercings, once the PA [Prince Albert] is healed, it is usually there to stay.” Apparently, even if you don’t use it anymore, “you can probably reinsert jewelry later,” and if “the piercing was stretched, the hole could remain open enough to leak after you remove your jewelry.”
8. Christina Aguilera thinks piercings are ‘euphoric’
A fresh-faced teenager was introduced with a big hit in the pop music scene in 1999 with the song “Genie in a Bottle”. That was Christina Aguilera who hit it big and was a brand-new-faced teenager sans tattoos and sporting socially acceptable earlobe piercings. Everything has changed after then for the singer, who “once had 12 body piercings, including her vagina, navel, tongue, lower lip, ears, and right nipple,” according to AP. Granted, Aguilera then overturned the things again, emphasizing, “I’m rebelling against myself. I’ve taken out all of my piercings apart from one in my right nipple. That’s for me. I had piercings when I was down. There’s a comfort to me in pain.”
Nevertheless, the singer again got back into piercings in 2018. She took to Instagram to assign a photo of herself getting her ear done and writing, “Forgot how much I love getting pierced … so euphoric for me … wonder what else I should get done again.” The post also included an instanced “Piercing Road Map” to guide you through Aguilera’s multiple previous accessories.
Concerning her genital piercing, she recollected about it all when talking to Rolling Stone in 2006, saying, “I have a high pain tolerance. But that one brought me joy.” However, the outlet noted that while the star “hasn’t lost those defining qualities, … the diamond dazzler between her legs has since been removed — it sits in storage, ‘cataloged’ alongside the** fewer chaps and risqué stage lingerie of her dark, introverted ‘Dirrty’ phase.”
9. Lady Gaga’s pierced genitals made an appearance
Lady Gaga has a generous share of body alterations. She has a lot of piercings and plenty of tattoos that cover a peace sign to a heart with “dad” in it. Lady Gaga got recurring references to the albums that she’s formulated and delivered. Besides permanent ink on her body, the star also has several piercings, such as a septum ring and ear piercings. She is open to varied modifications on her body. Nonetheless, it was her genital piercing that appeared to get the most gestures.
The Mother Monster as called wore a (careful, there’s an NSFW image at the following link) dress which emerged out to show that she had her genitals pierced. That was in 2011. Momentarily the evidence is up for public layout, one can only stare at how painful the process was for the pop icon. Maybe she had a “Million Reasons” to get her profession bedazzled and got it done. On the pain inception, Healthline puts piercing your external genitals at the top of their “Most Painful Piercings List,” stating that “even if you’re tolerably receptive to pain, a clitoris piercing may hurt many times eviler than any other piercing pain.” As it turns out, the piercing can have a pain-for-pleasure tradeoff, as Healthline notes that “clitoral glans and hood piercings can enhance arousal and pleasure during personal or partner play or sexual activity — and even when you aren’t getting frisky.”
To maintain the unique and show-off lifestyle of the celebrities, this body modifications looks to be very much branded accessory. Lady Gaga may give various reasons for such piercings, this is her way of life as a celebrity.
10. Quavo dropped $250k on his extreme body modification
Celebrity jeweler Johnny Dang provided rapper Quavo Grillz in 2018 for which he paid a quarter of a million dollars. Dang has done work for significant stars like Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Lil John, Kanye West, and Travis Scott, just to name some of his clients. The members of the popular hip-hop group Migos dispensed off his sparkly new look in an Instagram post in 2018. Dang told TMZ that the mouth-based masterpiece was “the most expensive pair of Grillz he’s ever made!!!” The dental ornamentation features “125 flawless baguette-cut diamonds — 17.5-carats each — settled in 18-karat white gold with an invisible diamond set.” Fixing up the set even required six months of work because Dang had to make sure that every diamond was flawlessly shaped to resemble the star’s teeth.
In 2019, TMZ proclaimed that Lil Pump tailgated in his buddy Quavo’s footsteps, and he got himself his own pair of $250,000 Grillz. Obviously, it was the first time Dang had made an “18-carat, rose gold, baguette grill.” For his expensive investment, the rapper received “a flawless baguette made of 165 hand-picked diamonds — each 16-carats and cut to fit a specific tooth.”
But gee, it was Quavo who promoted to flag the path for the extravagant fashion, as Lil Pump’s set only took about a month to complete, as compared to Quavo’s which took half a year to finish the opening scheme. It was hand-delivered to him by Dang, who flew “from Houston to L.A. for the special delivery.”