Pain Fashion

Making a statment with the shocking facade of pain
Implications - Whether these innovations really inflict pain or not, all are intended to look like they do. Creating this disturbing illusion helps keep people at bay, a reflection of the “look at me, but leave me alone” phenom. People partaking in these practices are often labeled “emo,” the new “goth.”
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Viral Top 6 Examples: 1,433,175 Total Clicks Jan 08 - Sep 08
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Eyelid Tattoos - More Extreme Tattoos
SCORE: 7
Viral 449,011 Clicks Pub: Jul 25, 08
Eyelid Tattoos
More Extreme Tattoos
So we thought tattoos had been done to death on Trendhunter, but oh no no no. I have found a new one to us all: Eyelid tattoos! You can see the picture, but why anyone would want to see eyeballs on the… [More]
Extreme Body Modification - When Rebellion Goes WAY Too Far
SCORE: 6.9
Viral 630,696 Clicks Pub: Sep 2, 08
Extreme Body Modification
When Rebellion Goes WAY Too Far
Bod mod can be a bit urgh (shiver down spine), except the elf ears which I would considering having done. Just a heads up, this is a very gory image gallery, so don't say I did not warn you! These suspects… [More]
Killer Heels - Cruel Designer Shoes
SCORE: 6.8
Viral 128,865 Clicks Pub: Feb 7, 08
Killer Heels
Cruel Designer Shoes
We've seen some innovative shoe designs, but these are truly wicked. Ladies, you think you have a pair of shoes that kills? Unless you've worn some of these, you can't complain about having a tortured… [More]
Torture Couture -  John Galliano Prisoner of War Fashions?
SCORE: 6.4
Viral 57,426 Clicks Pub: Jan 23, 08
Torture Couture
John Galliano Prisoner of War Fashions?
John Galliano has been known to be a bit outrageous or as some would say, edgy, but I’m not quite sure what to call his 2008 fall fashion line. The designs looked like some type of terrorist mummy… [More]
Eyelid Piercing
SCORE: 5.9
V. Hot 151,842 Clicks Pub: Sep 1, 08
Eyelid Piercing
Eyelid piercing is just such a strange idea. I don’t think you could close your eyes with some of these and you have to in order to sleep, don’t you? They are slightly squeamish, even to me, and I can… [More]
Torturous Fashion - 10 Tie-Up Designs
SCORE: 4.1
V. Hot 15,335 Clicks Pub: Jul 8, 08
Torturous Fashion
10 Tie-Up Designs
Torturous and painful-looking designs are slowly creeping into mainstream fashion. Such designs are not limited to high fashion and eccentric designer runways. Nowadays, we are seeing more and more of… [More]