Biomodification people have been subjected to since ancient times. Changes in the body then had a sacred meaning and were part of complex rituals designed to give a person unique properties or emphasize his social status. The most common were all sorts of experiments with the face, for example, piercing the nose and earlobes and establishing rings or tunnels in them.
Worth the risk
Today, the tunnels in the cheeks and ears have become part of body art and have gained wide popularity among a certain part of the youth. Now they are seen as part of a subculture and a sign of belonging to a narrow circle of the elite.
Before visiting the salon, you need to answer yourself the question: “What will happen after I finally have a tunnel in my cheek?”. Firstly, the trace of it is subsequently quite difficult to eliminate: it is unlikely that everything will be done “as it was”. Secondly, such experiments with one's appearance can seriously change a person's life. People who think thatothers will suddenly consider him (her) a “cool” guy or a “terribly stylish” girl, it is better to refuse a visit to the master. Tattoos, piercings and tunnels should be done consciously, and not solely for outrageous.
Worth it or not to make tunnels in the cheeks? Photos of people who can already boast of such a "decoration" will exhaustively answer this question. If you like everything, you can choose a tunnel of a suitable size and design.
How tunnels are made
Don't listen to advice on how to make your own cheek tunnel. Such "instructions" are extremely dangerous for the he alth of a person who dares to follow them. Therefore, it is recommended to acquire such a “decoration” in a good piercing salon that provides such services.
There are several ways to install tunnels in the cheeks and ears, including:
- Surgical. The cheek is cut with a scalpel, and an ornament is inserted into it. This is fairly quick and almost painless when anesthesia is applied.
- Stretching: first a small puncture is made, then special dilators are inserted into it ("bagel", cone-shaped, "snail"). With their help, it is possible to expand the tunnel by several millimeters in 1 session.
- Teflon tape. It is wound on a special decoration and inserted into the puncture. By gradually increasing the number of turns, you can expand the hole to the required size.
In the process of expanding the holes, it is important that they heal properly. So that the fabric does not collapse, their expansion is bettercarry out gradually. In addition, punctures must be treated several times a day with a special disinfectant solution.
A little about he alth
There are a number of medical contraindications for piercing cheeks and ears. For example:
- local allergic reactions;
- cystic acne;
- various blood diseases.
Allergy to the material from which the tunnels are made may not appear immediately, its intensity depends on the individual characteristics of the body. If irritation and itching appear around the puncture site, you should immediately contact a dermatologist.
Until the puncture site heals, it is necessary to strictly observe all the rules of personal hygiene, which it would be useful to learn from the master of the piercing salon in advance. If an infection gets into the wound, suppuration or infection with some kind of disease is possible. Self-treatment in this case is not only useless, but also dangerous. By the way, inaction is also not an option, the lack of medical care can lead to the fact that your wonderful tunnel in the cheek will have to be surgically eliminated.
What you will have to face later
People who decide to make a tunnel in the cheek, you need to be prepared for the fact that the reaction of others to this "decoration" may be, to put it mildly, inadequate. This is understandable, since the level of tolerance in our society is still far from acceptable.
Western people are more tolerant of looks and featuresthe behavior of others. For example, the tunnels in the cheeks of the "aquarium" are perceived by almost everyone quite calmly, while in Russia only the most daring and advanced fans of biomodification can afford this exotic.
Whether to make tunnels or settle for more traditional ways of expressing one's uniqueness, everyone is free to decide for themselves. In principle, any plastic surgeon can sew up unnecessary punctures and holes.