From painful injection needles to small razor blade cuts - have you ever wondered just how much pain your entire body can withstand? Some people are now going to the extreme to discover their pain threshold. According to DailyMail.co.cuk, volunteers in Croatia have been testing their body's pain threshold through an extreme new form of body piercing. On the rooftop of an empty building in Zagreb, Dino Helvida carefully pierces his client Kaitlin's torso, legs and face before putting hooks through her skin.
Once Kaitlin is ready, he suspends her from a metallic frame, leaving her heavily tattooed body dangling horizontally in the air. Helvida, 27, is a professional piercer and body suspension expert from Bosnia Herzegovina, who for the last six years, has been hanging up the bodies of those brave enough to partake in what is an extreme form of body piercing, sometimes for hours.
The process is carefully done, and in this case, Helvida works with his girlfriend Zorana. It involves first piercing the skin with needles, putting through metallic hooks, which are then attached to a thin rope to lift the suspendee off the ground. "You can do one hook or you can do 100. You have different hooks for different positions and different hooks for different body parts. So everything is really calculated and it's safe," Helvida told Reuters.
Devotees say the practice gives them a huge sense of well-being, and Kaitlin did not complain of discomfort once.