The art of body suspensions is starting to become more popular as it is now on the subculture-mainstream border.
Apparently body suspensions are used for spiritual means and for the most part, are not painful. Usually you would feel the pain from hooks being inserted into your back, but the rush of adrenaline overcomes this sensation.
Implications - As body piercing and tattoos have become more widely accepted in mainstream culture, members of this subculture are increasingly looking for new forms of self-expression. Body suspension is a modern form of enlightenment inspired by ancient religious rituals and tribal traditions. Body suspension is still considered taboo in pop culture, which makes it all the more appealing.