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Photo Essay: My Girl Likes to Hang

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So I learned that my girlfriend is into suspension. Suspension is the act of suspending a body from hooks that have been inserted through various parts of the body through piercings. Piercings and body modification is one of the more misunderstood subcultures, so I grabbed my camera and joined her at Anomaly Beauty Salon in Echo Park for her second Suspension, first in LA.

"It was euphoric and beautiful," were the words that my girlfriend used to desribe her experience. Her Christ Suspension lasted for over five minutes, as a private audience of twenty marvelled at her. I have to admit it was amazing and beautiful, but looked really painful, her skin stretched and managed to hold her.

Although I don't have single piercing or tattoo, and have little desire to modify my body, I have grown larger appreciation and understanding for those that do. If you have the stomach for it check out the photos.