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100 Agonizingly Masochistic Ideas

From Painfully Pierced Watches to Tortuous Fashion

— March 4, 2013 — Naughty
There is something thrillingly disturbing about the masochistic ideas people come up with, intentionally trying to cause physical pain to themselves and mental anguish to those watching.

Almost everyone participates in some form of masochism, whether its wearing super high heels and extremely uncomfortable clothes for the sake of fashion, or getting piercings and tattoos in order to make a beautiful statement. Torturous photography is often used in advertising campaigns in order to draw attention to a cause or idea because people can't help but stare at, and then hold onto those kinds of visuals.

With everything from fashion choices, advertisements, self-mutilation and expressive photography, intentional depictions of pain and suffering are consistently prevalent throughout. The strange and bizarre masochistic tenancies of the human race are really intriguing to document.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Painful Competitor Protests
Painful Competitor Protests
Man Gets Kicked in Crotch in the Glyde 'Better Than Gamestop' Ad
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98
Scorchingly Spicy Sandwich Spreads
Scorchingly Spicy Sandwich Spreads
Instant Regret Peanut Butter is for Nutty Heat Seekers
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97
Gruesome Game Collectibles
Gruesome Game Collectibles
The Limited Edition Dead Island Riptide Comes with a Severed Torso
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96
Middle Ages Measuring Devices
Middle Ages Measuring Devices
The MP4000 Personal Post Office is Charmingly Low Tech
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95
Gruesome Campaign Videos
Gruesome Campaign Videos
Amnesty International Independence Reel Illustrates the World's Cruelty
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94
Body-Flicking Spots
Body-Flicking Spots
The Skin Flicks Promos is Both Painful and Hilariously Orchestrated
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93
Taste-Bud-Burning Treats
Taste-Bud-Burning Treats
The Sriracha Rooster Sauce Lollipop Has an Offensively Fiery Flavor
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92
Truth Serum
Truth Serum
Have India's Police Gone Too Far?
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91
Televised Torture
Televised Torture
French Documentary Looks Into Television's Power Over People
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90
Gruesome Impaled Sculptures
Gruesome Impaled Sculptures
The Louie Cordero My We Exhibit Features Shocking Scenes
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89
Golden Gore Collages
Golden Gore Collages
The Unnatural Death Series Glamorizes Bloody Corpses
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88
Abominable Animal Illustrations
Abominable Animal Illustrations
These Ryan McLennan Creations Question Morality
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87
Gene-Tracking Spyware
Gene-Tracking Spyware
The TacPen DNA Harvester is Perfect For Those Awkward Moments
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86
Ball-Busting Deliveries
Ball-Busting Deliveries
The FedEx Package Delivery Ad Features Painful Humor
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85
Bloody & Bruised Renderings
Bloody & Bruised Renderings
Beatrix Cottonmouth Illustrates Morbid Depictions of Young Girls
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84
Painful Stools
Painful Stools
Ton Guglya's 'Stake Chair' is Inspired by Medieval Torture Device
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83
Tormented Mixed Media Portraits
Tormented Mixed Media Portraits
Ewa Doroszenko Captures a Woman That is Both Guarded and Wild
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82
Painful Procrastination Comics
Painful Procrastination Comics
Cladwell Tanner Takes You Back to School with This Witty Comic
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81
Clawed Clip Bandages
Clawed Clip Bandages
The ITClamp Plugs Serious Wounds to Stop Excessive Bleeding
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80
Writing With Your Own Blood
Writing With Your Own Blood
Bob Partington's Blood Pen
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79
Patient Fashion
Patient Fashion
Jenna Karl's Creepy Catwalk
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78
Shattered Bloody Ads
Shattered Bloody Ads
Don't Text and Drive Billboard is a Gruesome Warning on the Roads
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77
Sacrilegious Hair Accessories
Sacrilegious Hair Accessories
Gigi Burris's Headband of Thorns Seems Inspired by Jesus's Story
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76
Viral Vampire Tears
Viral Vampire Tears
Calvino Inman Cries Real Blood, Has Doctors Baffled & Blogosphere Mystified
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75
Emotional Shockvertisements
Emotional Shockvertisements
The Coalition for Domestic Violence Takes a Stand
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74
Gruesomely Attached Dolls
Gruesomely Attached Dolls
The My Little Pony Centipede is Shockingly Sickening
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73
Human Torture Activism Campaigns
Human Torture Activism Campaigns
LUSH Cosmetics Use Humans to Fight Animal Testing
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72
Masochistic Health Marketing
Masochistic Health Marketing
The Cancer Society of Finland Army Ad Aims Where it Hurts
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71
Severed Limb Photography
Severed Limb Photography
The Photographs by Dean Dempsey Depict Gruesome Body Modifications
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70
Deliciously Vampiric Spreads
Deliciously Vampiric Spreads
The Under the Influence Summer 2011 Editorial is Full of Fantasy
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69
Mouth-Morphed Models
Mouth-Morphed Models
Polish avant-garde fashion designer Katarzyna Konieczka shocks again
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68
Carnivorous Corsets
Carnivorous Corsets
Sarah Garzoni's 'Breaching' Dress is Made From Hundreds of Shark Teeth
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67
Gruesome Gardening Accidents
Gruesome Gardening Accidents
Leech Affixes Itself Onto Woman's Eyeball
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66
Double-Ended Dental Care
Double-Ended Dental Care
The Two-Way Toothpaste Tube Will Save You Toothaches
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65
Disturbing Anatomy Depictions
Disturbing Anatomy Depictions
The Danny Quirk Anatomical Self Dissections Series is Gruesome
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64
Gruesome Gamer Girl Looks
Gruesome Gamer Girl Looks
This Realistic Zombie Makeup is Frighteningly Gory
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63
Torturous Photography
Torturous Photography
Naomi Campbell Releases Angst in Interview Magazine
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62
Bloody Beaten Combatants
Bloody Beaten Combatants
The Sam Faulkner Cage Fighter Photography is Gory
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61
Striking Torturetography
Striking Torturetography
'The Other is a Threat' Project
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60
Painfully Agonizing Pumps
Painfully Agonizing Pumps
The Christian Loboutin 8-Inch Heels are Crazy Killer Kicks
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59
Torn Nipples To Target Mothers
Torn Nipples To Target Mothers
Garmastan Lotion Ads
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58
Battered Brotography
Battered Brotography
Belen Asad's 'Fight Club' is a Bruised and Bloody Good Time
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57
Torture Editorials
Torture Editorials
Ashton Kutcher's Ass Kicking in Details
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56
Shock Advertising
Shock Advertising
Elisha Cuthbert Depicted In Gratuitous 'Captivity' Billboards
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55
Toy Torment Chambers
Toy Torment Chambers
These LEGO Torture Devices are Cruel and Unusual
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54
Painful Fashion Ads
Painful Fashion Ads
Tyson Ballou Gets Stepped On for FCUK S/S '09 Campaign
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53
Blood Spurting PSAs
Blood Spurting PSAs
The Bangalore Police Ad Campaign Targets Cell Phone Driving Enablers
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52
Human Blood Posters
Human Blood Posters
Watain and Metastazis Team Up to Create a Bloody Mess
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51
Stair-Tripping Photography
Stair-Tripping Photography
Series of Seriously Failed Attempts by Ryn Wilson is Full of Downfall
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50
Bloody Knee Photography
Bloody Knee Photography
Josefine Jonsson Sees Art in Everyday Goings-On
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49
50 Bloody, Naked Bodies Against Fur
50 Bloody, Naked Bodies Against Fur
"Without Skin" Urban Intervention
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48
Painful Perfection Portraits
Painful Perfection Portraits
The Noyan Babatasi 'An Actress' Ambition' Series Tells a Sad Truth
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47
Spankvertising
Spankvertising
Massad Magazine's Branded Butt Paddle Ad Campaign
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46
Torturous Fashion
Torturous Fashion
10 Tie-Up Designs
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45
Bruised and Bloody Beauties
Bruised and Bloody Beauties
Dean McDowell Illustrates Some Battleworn Vixens with Porcelain Skin
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44
Gruesome Sequin Caricatures
Gruesome Sequin Caricatures
These Disturbing Female Portraits Juxtapose Violence with Glamor
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43
Tattooed Gamer Soles
Tattooed Gamer Soles
Mario and Luigi Are Inked On the Bottom of a Person's Feet
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42
Torture Games
Torture Games
Online Video Games Getting More Violent
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41
Intense Branding Tattoos
Intense Branding Tattoos
Andreas Mueller Gets a Painful Tattoo to Win a Car
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40
Brutally Realistc Fightography
Brutally Realistc Fightography
'Fight' from Cynthia Lara Captures a Bloody Melee
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39
Anatomical Closeup Illustrations
Anatomical Closeup Illustrations
The Sex and Lies Part 1 Takes a Look Inside
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38
Painful Enlightenment
Painful Enlightenment
The Kavadi Walk Uses Truth Spears, Requires Impeccable Balance
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37
Ankle-Breaking Apparel
Ankle-Breaking Apparel
9 Disaster-Inducing Designs
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36
Shockvertising Smokefree Campaign
Shockvertising Smokefree Campaign
NHS: Get Unhooked
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35
Fashionable Domestic Abuse
Fashionable Domestic Abuse
Bruno Dayan Gives a Chic Twist to a Violent Issue
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34
Deceptively Gorey Garters
Deceptively Gorey Garters
The OpenWoundFX Gartered Legs Send Shivers up Your Spines
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33
Underworld Amusement Parks
Underworld Amusement Parks
Wang Saen Suk Hell Gardens Welcome Visitors to Hell
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32
Shocktography
Shocktography
Grotesque Animal Organ Portraits
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31
Bag-Bound Nudetorials
Bag-Bound Nudetorials
Forever Young by Mario Sorrenti Turns Clutches into Clamps
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30
Painfully Pierced Watches
Painfully Pierced Watches
'iDermal' by Dave Hurban Uses a Lot of Bloody Effort to Strap on a Watch
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29
Humans as Cows
Humans as Cows
“100% Beef” & Other Stamps to Prove Branding is Becoming Mainstream
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28
Bloody Art Exhibits
Bloody Art Exhibits
"Untitled Hardcore Zombie Project" by Bruce LaBruce
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27
Gruesome Shockvertising
Gruesome Shockvertising
Sony PSP Retry Ad
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26
Morbid Dismembered Photography
Morbid Dismembered Photography
The Horrific Mannequin Series by Jerome Abramovitch
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25
Light Bulb Wars
Light Bulb Wars
Japanese Neon Lamp Fights
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24
Killer Heels IV
Killer Heels IV
Torture Pumps
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23
Human Swings
Human Swings
Pierced, Hooked Skin Body Suspension Grows in Practice
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22
Pushing Gross Packaging
Pushing Gross Packaging
New Images on U.K. Cigarette Packs
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21
Healing Self-Harm Shoots
Healing Self-Harm Shoots
Daniel Reagan's 'Cicatrices (Scars)' Showcases a Painful Phenomenon
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20
Self-Mutilation Portraits
Self-Mutilation Portraits
Tom Littleson Illustrates Brutally Morbid Individuals
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19
Playful Armpit Tattoos
Playful Armpit Tattoos
The Treasure Troll Tattoo is Creative, Clever and Cute
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18
Torture Couture
Torture Couture
John Galliano Prisoner of War Fashions?
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17
Painful Sunburnt Patterns
Painful Sunburnt Patterns
The Worst Tanning Disasters Captured in Photos
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16
SE7EN Deadly Sins in Photos
SE7EN Deadly Sins in Photos
1 Couple, 2 Interpretations,
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15
Sweet Facial Mutilations
Sweet Facial Mutilations
Reconstructed Cake Faces by Ashkan Honarvar are Delectably Horrific
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14
Barbie Torturetography
Barbie Torturetography
Is This a New All-American Pastime?
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13
Murderous Photography
Murderous Photography
Justin Monroe Goes for the Kill with ‘Preference'
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12
Mad Scientist Tattoos
Mad Scientist Tattoos
The Magic Of Pi Tattooed Everywhere from Lips to Necks
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11
Painful High Fashion
Painful High Fashion
Gisele Bundchen Suffers For Numero Tokyo in Painfully High Heels
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10
Ear Tattoos
Ear Tattoos
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9
Sultry Mutilation Art
Sultry Mutilation Art
Brian Viveros Creates Vivid Imagery Through Illustrations
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8
Painful Body Insertions
Painful Body Insertions
The Indestructible Man Likes the Feeling of Pain
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7
Debauched Killer Dolls (UPDATE)
Debauched Killer Dolls (UPDATE)
These Shocking Mariel Clayton Barbie Dioramas Will Blow Your Mind
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6
Painful Mouth Piercings
Painful Mouth Piercings
Getting Your Uvula Pierced is the Next Big Thing
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5
Naughty Amputee Models
Naughty Amputee Models
Viktoria Leads The Way For Disabled Alternative Models
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4
Freaky Shoes For Daring Soles
Freaky Shoes For Daring Soles
Tarantula Stilettos to Mole Slippers
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3
Corset Body Piercings (Update)
Corset Body Piercings (Update)
Jewelry and Body Laces
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2
Extreme Torture Shoes
Extreme Torture Shoes
From 4-Legged Boots to Porcupine-Spiked Heels
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1
Painful Piercings
Painful Piercings
Mr. Tetanus' Extreme Achilles Heel Body Modification
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