Headway PArkour Blog
Body mods are viewed with heavy set bias from almost any group whom you question in regard to them, you generally either hate them or love them; And everyone has their limit to the amount they can tolerate. In this article I would like to examine a few of the common held viewpoints on body mods while also providing what I believe to be the pros and cons of these “investments”. Please keep in mind that this is all subjective and I am not making any definitive claims.
For me personally I enjoy the concept of body mods very much due to the fact that they offer us the means of setting ourselves apart from the crowd. I believe the setting yourself apart from the crowd is something you should strive for, regardless of your alienation being viewed as positive or negative; getting away from the crowd is a dandy thing since following the crowd often results in getting lost within it. My mind is quite an odd contraption so I would like my appearance to reflect that; Of course these are all just my silly little beliefs which should have no implications in regards to the decisions you make.
One thing to keep in mind is that once you start the long trek down the road of body mods, it is very difficult to stop. (this is especially true for myself as a result of my addictive personality). It is never easy to stop after just one piercings or just one tattoo, we yearn for more change, more customization, there is rarely a limit to where this all stops so be wary when making decisions regarding this subject.
When it comes to body modifications there are a mind boggling number of variations out there. Hair dye, tattoos, and piercings are the body mods which first come to mind when pondering the subject. But even beyond that there is a plethora of changes us humans subject ourselves to. Though the mediums of customization may differ, in the end they all deliver a similar effect: They allow us to be different, interesting, disturbing , and in some cases, they allow us to become a reflection of our inner thoughts.
It turns out that body mods are a double edged sword in the sense that their main drawback also happens to be their appeal. The isolation caused by these body mods can sometimes close doors to opportunities which would have been otherwise open to you. This can all be traced back to the butterfly effect (I wrote an article on this a while back). You should take note of this before committing to any permanent changes.
In closing I would like to share with you my almost clairvoyant vision for the future of body mods. My prediction, is that body mods will continue to grow more extreme as time goes on. So don't worry too much about being considered extreme for having a few pieces of metal in your face or some ink under your skin, soon enough those will be the vanilla mods. I picture us living in an ostentatious society riddled with appalling mods in the not so far off future, something like the capital in the hunger games. But I'm an open minded man so none of this frightens me all that much. Do what you wish with your body, for it is yours for a reason.