Archives for June 2012

Fact or Faked? – Plug it In

Most of us know how to use photoshop programs (some of us a little too well), so how do you tell if what you’re seeing is real.  Here we examine some of the neatest, most hilarious, and provocative piercing and tattoo photos on the web and find out if they’re fact, or just clever fakes.

The USB Piercing

Anyone who feels like they’re permanently connected to Facebook probably laughed about the irony the first time they saw this picture, but did someone really get multiple custom microdermal implants to make themselves appear to be a cyborg?

sweet photo of cyborg piercing

Unfortunately, the answer is no.  When you look at this picture closely, you can see a slight differentiation in color and texture just around the ports themselves.  Plus, the skin ridges or “rims” around the two headphone jacks are a little to perfect to be real human flesh.  It’s even easier to see when you invert the image.

inverted close-up of USB piercing

And finally, all it takes is another visit to our friends at Worth1000 to figure out that this is a photoshopped picture that was submitted to them.

cyborg picture from photoshop contest

The Verdict

Although it would be absolutely amazing, noone has been implanted with a fake USB port.  At least, not yet.

Heart Shaped Box – Summer Color

color for Summer

If there’s one thing I love about Summer, it’s the color.  Other times of the year, certain colors just don’t seem to fit, or have been deemed “unacceptable,” but during the Summer, it’s as if every fashion “rule” just ceases to exist and any and every color under the sun is suddenly everywhere.  I love it, don’t you?

Like these awesomely colorful tapers:

fun bright spiral taper plugs

Cutest thing ever, right?  It makes me wish that I had stretched ears just so that I could wear multiple sets of them in every color that they come in!  And neon ball labrets.  Don’t even get me started.  Funnest thing since facial piercings were first popularized in Western countries.  ‘nough said.