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Elf Ears Body Mod
Elf Ears - Cool or Weird?
Elf ears or fairy ears is a trend increasing in popularity today and performed by body modification (body mod) artists across the world. It may not be considered the most extreme in body modification. Though the elf ear surgery procedure has only been around the US for a few years it's certainly going to be a popular fad. Suffice to say many people fascinated with elf ears are seeking qualified body mod artists to help them achieve the ultimate elf ear mod.
It is a technique where body mod artists sculpt pointed ears by cutting into the tip of the ear's cartilage and sculpting a pointed ear. Keep in mind if you want elven ears you won't be able to get them through cosmetic surgeons. Today you can only have them done through your local professional body modification artists. Since they are not doctors, anesthesia or other medical pain killers are not provided. So yes, sculpting your ears to look like an elf will hurt because it requires the use of a scalpel.
The final result is an ear that looks completely pointed like prosthetic ears seen on Star Trek or the Lord of the Rings.
The Art of Scultping Elf Ears
The procedure for creating elf ears is actually quite simple for a well qualified local professional body modification artist. The procedure usually takes 20 minutes and one professional body mod artists charges $600 bucks for both ears. And you have to be 18 years of age before you can look like an elf. Of course you won't be able to do it on your own since there are no home kits for physically pointing your own ears. So don't even think about trying this one at home with a steak knife.
To make elf ears a body mod artists will first pinch the tips of the ears and mark where the skin and cartilage is to be sculpted. And again, this is done with a scalpel with no hospital grade pain killers. Then a V shaped incision is made into the skin and cartilage. There will be blood of course but it shouldn't be too bad.
Then the incisions are sculpted into a point and sutured tightly and then cleaned with a saline solution and bandage with a wrap to reinforce the structure of the newly pointed ears. Then the procedure is repeated with the other ear.
The most important part after the modification is of course keep the ear clean and as sterile as possible. It's kind of hard because the ear is mostly exposed and think about how difficult sleeping would be afterwards.
Another point (no pun intended) is to keep in mind that elf ears can become deformed through time and it is hard to reverse through cosmetic surgery.