The tunnel in the cheek: a strange whim or a way of self-expression?
Biomodifications people have been exposed since the oldesttimes. Changes in the body then had a sacred meaning and were part of complex rituals designed to give a person unique properties or to emphasize his social status. The most common were all kinds of experiments with the face, for example, puncturing the nose and earlobes of the ears and establishing rings or tunnels in them.
Is it worth it to risk
Today the tunnels in the cheeks and in the ears became a partbody art and have gained wide popularity among a certain part of the youth. Now they are viewed as part of the subculture and a sign of belonging to a narrow circle of the elect.
Before visiting the salon it is necessary to answerhimself to the question: "What happens after I finally have a tunnel in my cheek?". First, the track from it is subsequently difficult to eliminate: it's unlikely that everything will be done as it was. Secondly, such experiments with their appearance can seriously change a person's life. People who think that others suddenly think of him as her "cool" guy or "creepyly stylish" girl, it is better to refuse a visit to a master. Tattoos, piercings and tunnels should be done consciously, not exclusively for shocking.
Is it worth it to make tunnels in the cheeks? Photos of people who already can boast such a "decoration" will exhaustively answer this question. If you liked everything, you can choose a tunnel of suitable size and design.
How do tunnels
Do not listen to advice on how to selfmake a tunnel in the cheek. Such "instructions" are extremely dangerous for the health of a person who has risked them to follow. Therefore, to acquire such an "ornament" is recommended in a good piercing salon that provides such services.
There are several ways to install tunnels in the cheeks and ears, among which:
- Surgical. The cheek is cut with a scalpel and an ornament is inserted into it. It is fast enough and in case of anesthesia application it is practically painless.
- Stretching: First a small puncture is made, then special expanders ("bagel", cone-shaped, "snail") are inserted into it. With their help, you can expand the tunnel a few millimeters in one session.
- Teflon tape. It is wound on a special ornament and inserted into the puncture. Gradually increasing the number of turns, you can expand the hole to the desired size.
During the expansion of the holes, it is important that theycorrectly healed. To prevent tissue from deteriorating, it is better to extend them gradually. In addition, punctures need to be treated several times a day with a special disinfectant solution.
A little bit about health
There are a number of medical contraindications for piercing the cheeks and ears. For example:
- local allergic reactions;
- cystic acne;
- various blood diseases.
Allergy to the material from which thetunnels, may not appear immediately, its intensity depends on the individual characteristics of the organism. If irritation and itching appear around the puncture site, you should immediately consult a dermatologist.
While the puncture site does not heal, it is necessaryStrictly observe all the rules of personal hygiene, which it will be useful to learn from a piercing salon in advance. If an infection gets into the wound, it may cause a festering or infection with some kind of disease. Self-medication in this case - a thing 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 will have to face then
People who decide to make a tunnel in the cheek needbe prepared for the fact that the reaction of others to this "decoration" can be, to put it mildly, inadequate. This is understandable, since the level of tolerance of our society is still far from acceptable.
In the West, people are more tolerant of appearance andthe behavior of others. For example, tunnels in the cheeks of the "aquarium" are perceived by virtually everyone calmly enough, while in Russia this exotic can only afford the most courageous and advanced fans of biomodification.
Do yourself a tunnel or be satisfiedmore traditional ways of expressing one's uniqueness, everyone is free to decide on his own. In principle, unnecessary punctures and holes are quite possible to sew up any plastic surgeon.