This photo depicts a pierced and stretched nipple with a mini-barrel in it. What makes this an extreme body modification is that unlike lips, noses and other parts of the body that are commonly stretched, this has been done to a nipple, and a male nipple at that. Most men that have had their nipples pierced know the pain involved can be excruciating, sometimes more painful than women’s nipples when they are pierced. So the question begs to be asked; Why?
The answer lies within the individual himself, and is related to the larger question; why does anyone modify their body with body piercing kits or have strange symbols tattooed on their skin? Of course, most people stretch their ears and get body piercings because they like the look and feel of them. Some do it as a means of religious expression. Others do it for sexual gratification, while others do it as a symbolic gesture of strength. Whatever the reason, isn’t it nice to know we live in a country where we are free to do such things to ourselves 🙂