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January 23, 2014
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Hi all,

 

I'm pretty new to this forum. I only signed up today. I'm considering getting a magnet implanted in one of my fingers but I have some questions and I would be really grateful if someone could answer them.

 

Sorry for the noobish questions.

 

1. I will be losing fat occasionally from exercise. Will this affect the implant as it resides in fatty tissue?

2. I lift weights three times a week, will this affect the implant?

3. Being a student I type vigourously and often. Does this matter? Will I feel the magnet when pressing the keys?

4. Is it easily noticeable or do people have to look closely?

5. Will the nerves in the finger I get the magnet implanted in be permanently duller in terms of the nerves?

6. Which finger should I use? 

 

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me with these questions!

January 24, 2014
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Welcome to the forum!

No need to apologise for asking questions! We all have to learn, as none of us are born with knowledge, and questions are a great way to do that.

 

1. I will be losing fat occasionally from exercise. Will this affect the implant as it resides in fatty tissue?

In a very limited way. I doubt you'll notice, but if the weight loss is really significant the implant may become a little more prominent. It will make no practical difference though.

 

2. I lift weights three times a week, will this affect the implant?

The implant should be placed so that it does not come into contact with parts of your body directly used for heavy lifting as this may damage the silicone of the implant. Fingertips (ends of) and sides should be fine. Older practice was to place them in the middle of the finger pad, but damage was not uncommon. Less experienced artist may still do this.

 

3. Being a student I type vigorously and often. Does this matter? Will I feel the magnet when pressing the keys?

Again placement is important. Keys don't give enough electro magnetic interference to notice. On a laptop sometimes i notice a tingle depending on where my hand hovers.

 

4. Is it easily noticeable or do people have to look closely?

If it is properly done it will be virtually invisible unless you look closely or have it pointed out to you. You can feel it though, but generally would need pointing out again. Bear in mind that the entry wound and any scar will be visible for a bit.

 

5. Will the nerves in the finger I get the magnet implanted in be permanently duller in terms of the nerves?

Generally the magnet and the scar tissue which forms a pockets around it means some reduced sensation for a while, especially when healing. This is a small enough area you'll barely notice. 6 months to a year later sensation is generally the same as pre implant.

6. Which finger should I use? 

It doesn't has to be a finger, you can put them almost anywhere!

If you're set on a finger, one you use least makes sense, perhaps the edge of a little finger? I went for my left thumb as it is least used when i play bass. I also have one in the third eye placement on my forehead, so again limited physical contact.

The outside edge of a hand seem common now for the more powerful magnets.

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
January 24, 2014
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Thanks for answering my questions!

You have really helped me understand more. I feel though there may have been a miscommunication in regards to question 3.

What I meant was, would you be able to physically feel the magnet when pressing down on things?
 
Also, I'm not sure whether to get it implanted in the side of my hand because I practice Krav Maga and one of the basic punches involves using the side of your hand to strike the opponent. Otherwise, that would probably have been a good idea. 

I've decided to think this over for at least six months so I'm sure I want this done. If I do get this done though, do you happen to know where in Hong Kong I can get it done?

 

EDIT: Also, I tend to work around computers a lot, I tinker with a custom built pc often. Would my magnetic implant prevent me from touching things like graphics cards or HDDs? 

 

 


 

January 25, 2014
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You can feel the implant if you press on it, but as mentioned they are best placed where that won't happen often,  or get struck hard.

I have not heard of any reports of them effecting any equipment,  but don't know for certain regards all electrical items. 

 

I'm also unaware of suitable artists in your area either I'm afraid.  Make sure that you research them well though.  

 

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January 26, 2014
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Oakbear said
You can feel the implant if you press on it, but as mentioned they are best placed where that won't happen often,  or get struck hard.

I have not heard of any reports of them effecting any equipment,  but don't know for certain regards all electrical items. 

 

I'm also unaware of suitable artists in your area either I'm afraid.  Make sure that you research them well though.  

 

Thanks for the answers. I don't think the magnet should affect most electrical equipment, especially if the equipment is powered off but i'll do more research.

 

I'll try find someone in my area. Should I look for piercing artists or body mod artists or what?

 

 

January 27, 2014
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Look for someone advertising this specific service. It will probably be someone calling themselves a body modification artist, but some piercers might offer this too. The key thing is to have someone experienced in the procedure, with good quality supplies (suitable magnets, from Steve Haworth, Samppa von Cyborg, Body Alter etc), and excellent hygiene and understanding of aseptic technique.

Do a bit of research and speak to artists about it. Find somewhere clean, that you like the people and the atmosphere.

I have found that most experienced artists began experimenting with a scalpel and elevation method for magnetic implants, but have progressed to using a needle, which is far less traumatic and much quicker. I'd definitely recommend that procedure, and one possible way to spot an inexperienced or less knowledgeable artist.

Less knowledgeable artists may not know about appropriate placement, as i've discussed in this thread, so again one to watch for.

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January 27, 2014
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Oakbear said
Look for someone advertising this specific service. It will probably be someone calling themselves a body modification artist, but some piercers might offer this too. The key thing is to have someone experienced in the procedure, with good quality supplies (suitable magnets, from Steve Haworth, Samppa von Cyborg, Body Alter etc), and excellent hygiene and understanding of aseptic technique.

Do a bit of research and speak to artists about it. Find somewhere clean, that you like the people and the atmosphere.

I have found that most experienced artists began experimenting with a scalpel and elevation method for magnetic implants, but have progressed to using a needle, which is far less traumatic and much quicker. I'd definitely recommend that procedure, and one possible way to spot an inexperienced or less knowledgeable artist.

Less knowledgeable artists may not know about appropriate placement, as i've discussed in this thread, so again one to watch for.

Alright. Will do. If it comes to it though. Could I do it myself using this method?http://discuss.biohack.me/disc…..mment/2847

 

I know I'd need a spotter. 

January 28, 2014
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I wouldn't recommend self procedures unless you are well experienced in self piercing, and have a good understanding of anatomy and aseptic technique.

 

Some of the biohacking stuff is really interesting, but some of it make me cringe a bit, as they have more enthusiasm than knowledge sometimes! Parylene is an interesting one, as it is less tested than silicone, but does show potential as an alternative. 

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January 29, 2014
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Oakbear said
I wouldn't recommend self procedures unless you are well experienced in self piercing, and have a good understanding of anatomy and aseptic technique.

 

Some of the biohacking stuff is really interesting, but some of it make me cringe a bit, as they have more enthusiasm than knowledge sometimes! Parylene is an interesting one, as it is less tested than silicone, but does show potential as an alternative. 

I understand your concern but there is nowhere in my country that can do this service. I am prepared to spend months researching this procedure and I understand aseptic technique and basic anatomy. Do you have any resources I could use so if I do eventually feel I can do this by myself, with someone watching over me, I could do it? 

January 30, 2014
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I'd be surprised if there is nobody in all of Hong Kong qualified to do this, but may be wrong.

I'm not going to say that it can't be self done, because of course it can, but you need to be very aware of the risks and managing them.

The reason i mention experience self piercing is to have a good understanding of how you react to this situation, physically and mentally. I have found that it can be rather different to getting pierced by a piercer. Applying the theory you learnt under these circumstances can be rather tricky.

There is of course familiarity with the equipment and physical skill to do this too.

 

If you are set on doing it yourself, watch videos, especially from reputable artists, and look for those who use a needle and then reverse it to insert the magnet. (You'll need sterile gloves and know how to put them on and keep them uncontaminated). You'll need skin prep, sterile gauze and suture strips. The implant and needle should be sterilised (not by any half baked biohacker method, get a studio to cold sterilize and autoclave it). 

Your spotter should be equally familiar with the procedure you propose and asepsis too, and it would be helpful if they assisted you in aseptic technique.

 

I must stress i'm not advocating this, but would much rather that if you are going to do this that you do it in a manner least likely to cause you harm.

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
January 30, 2014
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Oakbear said
I'd be surprised if there is nobody in all of Hong Kong qualified to do this, but may be wrong.

I'm not going to say that it can't be self done, because of course it can, but you need to be very aware of the risks and managing them.

The reason i mention experience self piercing is to have a good understanding of how you react to this situation, physically and mentally. I have found that it can be rather different to getting pierced by a piercer. Applying the theory you learnt under these circumstances can be rather tricky.

There is of course familiarity with the equipment and physical skill to do this too.

 

If you are set on doing it yourself, watch videos, especially from reputable artists, and look for those who use a needle and then reverse it to insert the magnet. (You'll need sterile gloves and know how to put them on and keep them uncontaminated). You'll need skin prep, sterile gauze and suture strips. The implant and needle should be sterilised (not by any half baked biohacker method, get a studio to cold sterilize and autoclave it). 

Your spotter should be equally familiar with the procedure you propose and asepsis too, and it would be helpful if they assisted you in aseptic technique.

 

I must stress i'm not advocating this, but would much rather that if you are going to do this that you do it in a manner least likely to cause you harm.

Ok thank you. I will keep looking for someone in Hong Kong but thank you for the information anyway.

January 31, 2014
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Good luck. Make sure you let us know how you get on! :)

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February 11, 2014
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I have a total of 3 magnets in my right hand, spanning from the space between thumb and forefinger and the tips of my ring finger and pinky. I've had the combination for over a year now; each is a different generation. From my experience, the magnets don't affect any of my electronics and generally go unnoticed until I sense something. Personally, the one between thumb and forefinger doesn't gather much sensation, though the ones on the sides of the finger tip pick up plenty. Losing weight doesn't really affect the magnet, though constant direct pressure, like playing a guitar and having the magnet on the strings constantly, will cause issues. Using a keyboard has never been an issue. Whether or not the magnet is noticeable depends on any number of things, such as who does it, what technique, where its done, etc.. I would caution you to make sure to have a professional do it for you; do not do it yourself. Good Luck!

February 13, 2014
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Firstly you have to decide in which finger you should implant magnet.Choose left hand finger if you are righty or vice-versa.Many people in my contact select pinkie finger for implantation purpose.After magnet implantation it require few months for your finger to regain full sensation.

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from personal experience…. 

Proper placement, as has been said, will prevent problems doing things like typing. 

No, no, they won't mess with electronics. Not powerful enough. 

 

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