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JauntyJames
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Posted:Trepanation is a procedure that involves the removal of a section of bone from the cranium. Many tribes throughout the world used to do this ceremonially and medically, and trepanned specimens are usually found to have been partially healed over.

I think that having a hole in my head would be kind of neat. If all goes according to plan, in 20 years you won't be considered "hardcore," no matter how many peircings or tatoos you have, until you get your skull trepanned.

Thoughts?

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Mr Majestik
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Posted:theres something that makes me shudder at the thought of putting a neat little hole in the thing that is meant to protect my brain. maybe its just me but i dont see why you'd weaken your own biological defenses.

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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fNi
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Posted:yeeeah, I don't really understand the why...

as you said, the cultures that did it performed it for either medical reasons or as part of a ritual.. from what you wrote, it seems like you are doing it just to seem cool.

so I ask again, why?


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Doc Lightning
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Posted:OMG, you guys have no sense of humor...

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Posted:wey hey, come on sparkey, bring on the trepanning!!!!

Cant wait, it'll be the new must have! bounce2 bounce bounce clap ubbrollsmile biggrin ubblol


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Posted:After its done, you should have a sit down under an apple tree! wink ubbloco ubbloco ubbloco umm

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MissEgyptology
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Posted:I only want one if everyone else I know is doing it, and I need it to retain my status

OR if i can decorate the new hole in my head with pretty beads or other shinny things. That might look nice.


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Mr Majestik
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Posted:excuse me, the 6800's ARE THE sense of humour!!!!



so ubbloco there!


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Birgit
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Posted:I wrote an assay about it when I was about 12... I found it strangely fascinating then, but I really wouldn't want it done ubblol

(I'm not pierced, tattoed or branded either... I think being a diabetic is self-mutilation enough, it probably kept me from liking the idea of someone else poking holes in my body, too ubblol)


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Posted:Interesting concept... *reminds self to go down to the local tattoo and piercing shop and ask if they do trepanation* ubblol

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Docta
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Posted:I'm not getting any holes in my skull.........then it'll be too easy for the Zombies to get my brains when they start taking over the world........... umm


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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:nd if you run out of places to pit things, you could always use your noggin as a container.

Kinda like a piggy bank, or a cookie jar.

umm


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MiG
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Posted:ooh, could you put a small LED in there, and wire up batteries and stuff, so you flick a switch, and this part of your head lights up?

How uber awesomeness would that be?


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james_r80
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Posted:How big is the hole? like Pin Hole, Pencil, Pool Ball, Bowling Ball, would it increase tv recption if you put tin foil in it? umm

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Patriarch917
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Posted:Could you implant chunks of something (silicone perhaps) between your skull and your scalp to change the shape of your head? Having reptilian ridges on a bald head would go well with the split tongue.

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Domino
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Posted:Like this dude?


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Rouge Dragon
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Posted: Written by: Fine_Rabid_Dog


nd if you run out of places to pit things, you could always use your noggin as a container.

Kinda like a piggy bank, or a cookie jar.

umm



but a piggy bank has a spot in its base for the money to be collected again.....umm


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Drudwyn


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Posted:Surely that's what your nose is for?

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pop_n_fresh


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Posted:or maybe the nose is for small coinage and the hole is for retriving, maybe the trend was started by a tribes man who was constantly putting pennys up his nose, maybe he worked in a bank and slowly stole the banks richs?

Just call me Pop.

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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

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Posted: Written by: Fine_Rabid_Dog


nd if you run out of places to pit things, you could always use your noggin as a container.

Kinda like a piggy bank, or a cookie jar.

umm



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