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Forked tongues and tattooed eyeballs: should body modification be regulated?10 Oct 10:42am

Forked tongues and tattooed eyeballs: should body modification be regulated?

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Body art parlours are springing up everywhere, but the legislation to govern what can and can’t be done is lacking, leaving some reputable artists up in arms Graham had his tongue cut in half without any anaesthetic. “It was uncomfortable, but I’m good with pain,” he says. “Some people take it better than others.” And he would know. More than a decade later, he has given lizard-like tongue snips to countless more customers as a tattoo and body modification artist. All had been well, but business is getting tricky as fear and legal confusion swirls inside Britain’s increasingly busy body art parlours. Not everyone who gets a forked tongue is as brave. An undercover investigation by BBC London this week revealed that two practitioners in the capital were
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