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Magnet Implant by Ragnar
At the end of last month, I was in Germany for a few days hanging out with some friends and I was hoping that something Body Mod related would come to fruition so that I could come back and share an awesome story with you all. Unfortunately my quest for getting tattooed while in Berlin failed (couldn't find a good artist that was available), I had just missed a bunch of my tattoo buddies there, and I drank my fare share of Jager.... so, I don't really have a story for you. Sorry!

Thankfully, when I got back, my friend Ragnar (who's lives in Germany =), sent me a bunch of photos of a magnet implant procedure that he had recently done. They were great high-res shots, and I really wanted to share them with you. I wrote him back and asked for a brief description about the procedure and he happily replied with the following:

"I got mine in 2007 and i waited for one year to have the experience on my own (especially for negative side effects). There were absolutely none and so i decided to offer that procedures for my clients to. Mine was done by Steve Haworth right after the first BMX-Net Meeting in Germany when he gave my shop a visit. The Magnet itself gives you another sense because you can actually feel magnetic fields in your area. For example typing on a laptop (especially Macs) gives you sometimes nice tickles, cause the magnet rotates in the pocket you create in the procedure.
I always use the ringfinger of the hand, because this fingertip is the most sensitive one on the human hand and because of that the sensation is increased. Another reason for choosing this finger is some sort of safety: When you grab something on this finger is the least pressure so it avoids discomfort. ;-)

There are some rumors about them: NO they don´t kill credit cards! And yes the freak out some metal detectors! And that´s sooo funny because nobody search on you at your fingers so it drives them crazy...nice when you have time till your flight goes. If you a in a hurry you better tell them. ;-)

The Magnet itself is coated with silicon and for that you can implant them.

Of course there are all the party gags as well (lifting up beer bottle caps etc...)

The procedure itself is pretty much the same thing you do when you do normal subdermal implant work only way way smaller... ;-)
I remove the suture after 6-8 days and advise the clients not to play with them for the next two weeks and then start very very slowly with the experiences. If they rush it, they will regret it soon, because 1 day after excessive play it hurts like hell..."

I have a gallery of all the photos below. Please keep in mind that these are NOT instructional how-to's.

Thank you Ragnar for the great photos and the story to accompany them!

And, if any of you have a great experiences with some nice photos, please let me know so that I can get them out there to share with everyone else!

Thanks =)

.: Adam

.: Adam
Since 2003, Adam Callen has been the editor and publisher of, not the largest or oldest full-spectrum body modification publication on the planet, but pretty damn awesome =). Copyright © 2023 Adam Callen. Permission is granted to reprint this article in its entirety as long as credit is retained and usage is non-commercial. Requests to publish edited or shortened versions must be confirmed in writing. For bibliographical purposes this article was first published April 10, 2009 in New York City, US.

I hope someone sees the humor in this =)
WOW That's the coolest thing I have seen in a while! Imagine getting them in other places!
Posted on April 10, 2009 (7:27pm)
I really want that.
Anything is possible to me, now. Haha. <3
Posted on April 10, 2009 (9:30pm)
awsome work.. :}
Posted on April 10, 2009 (9:35pm)
I reallly think this mod is rad. I definately consider getting it done.
I assume they can be removed easily later on in life, yees?
Posted on April 11, 2009 (12:05am)
Thanxxx Adam!
That was so quick! You rule!!!
Hailz to you!
Posted on April 11, 2009 (1:16am)
There is one thing to add that i forgot! :-(

It is important to know, that if you have that kind of Modification a magnetic resonance imaging or a magnetic resonance tomography is not possible without covering the magnet itself. Normally a lead glove or a lead coat will do (you know that from X-Rays). Then everything is fine. Otherwise it kills the device and leaves you with a deep puncture wound.

Of course...obvious when you think about it, but most people don´t think!

Posted on April 11, 2009 (1:28am)
I'm gonna put up a video of tricks with my magnetic implant soon, haha.
Posted on April 11, 2009 (7:03am)
Posted on April 12, 2009 (4:27am)
OK thats bad ass. One of my wholesale contacts sell them I would love to buy them and have one per finger but sadly I dont have anyone in the area that will do implants
Posted on April 12, 2009 (11:14pm)
I thoght a cat-scan or similar was imposible after I got my magnet. Are you shure a lead glow can protect it enough?
Posted on April 15, 2009 (1:53am)
Posted on August 12, 2009 (1:04am)
That's lovley! I can't wait to get mine done at the next convention <3
Posted on September 22, 2009 (11:38pm)
Quick question, if you play guitar does it mess with the sound when plugged into an amp and or the vibration of the strings.
Posted on February 25, 2012 (7:16pm)
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