In 2006, journalist Quinn Norton had a magnet implanted in her finger so she could ‘sense’ magnetic fields.
An article on the ABC Radio National website shows how this simple concept has been taken to its next level by the body modification community to find new ways of integrating magnetic fields into our senses.
Before I was prepped to have a magnet inserted in my fingertip, I had a conversation with my piercer, Kyla Fae, about placement…
I had thought that the only possibility was the finger, but apparently there are many fleshy parts of the body that are viable placement options.
‘I haven’t performed any in genitals, but I’m well aware of people with them,’ said Ms Fae.
‘If you’ve got a magnet in your lady garden or whatever, it will vibrate away near big speakers.’..
Some enthusiasts are also starting to get magnets that act as mini speakers implanted next to their ear. All it takes is a magnetic coil disguised as a necklace, an amplifier and MP3 player to have music piped straight to your brain.
Now imagine that in an MRI scanner. Fast Spin Echo sequence for the win.
Link to ‘Taking body modification to the extreme’.