Kinky Musing

Flesh Hook Suspension

by on Oct.14, 2013, under Flesh Hook, Uncategorized

So for sometime I have been fascinated with flesh hook suspensions.  For those that know me I love to push a physical boundary of those that I play with and this is the next evolution of that to me.  I have for sometime wanted to suspend people by hooks, but it is not something I have really explored.  Over the years I had participated in two hook pulls in which I have small hooks (12GA) placed in my chest and pulled against other people and objects.

Fast forward to a couple months ago I was at an event called Paradise near Seattle, WA.  On the second to the last day of the event they did a hook pull event that also included some flesh hook suspensions.  I watched with fascination and said to myself I want to do that.  I didn’t have the courage right then and there to find out if I could in fact do it.  I thought about it and talked with people about my desire.  One night I was at a friends art show opening and we got to talk about her experiences with flesh hooks and by the end on that conversation we had a date tentatively set with the person who has done the majority of her suspensions.  I remember walking away from that conversation thinking “what the fuck did I just get myself into”.

Well yesterday I did it!

I got up yesterday morning and a partner and I headed for Fairfield, CA to the piercers home.  She was nervously excited about the experience (I will leave it to her to tell her story here is she like) and I was completely calm and somewhat ambivalent about the experience.  Sure I had talked it up with my friends, but I believe that was less about excitement and more about making myself commit.  When we arrived the friend I was talking with and another friend (her partner) were there already, as well as a few other people who I didn’t know.  There was one person going up besides my friend and my partner.

During the piercer’s preparations someone asked me why am I doing this.  The truth was I had no good reason.  I had a draw to it that I didn’t understand.  I had a thought that if I went through with it, it meant I was a Bad Ass (which I am but didn’t need this).  I wanted to understand the experience because I want to do this to people.  I don’t consider myself a masochist nor and extreme sports kind of person.  I really am not that big on pain.

So the first person to go up was a girl that I didn’t know.  She was showing off the scars on her back from her countless suspensions.  She was getting two 6GA Gilson Hooks put in her back for a suicide style suspension.  I watched as she lay down on the table to get her hooks put in.  I remember watching the piercer pushing the 6GA needles through her scared skin with tremendous force and she barely moved or made a sound.  I though fuck that is Fucking Bad Ass!  I was only getting 8GA hooks I thought.  She went up with ease and made it look like it was nothing.

After she was done I stepped up and went next.  The four hooks and 8GA needles on the table.  This was the first time I really thought I don’t know if I can do this.  But I was committed and I would not back out until I hit an actual threshold I couldn’t deal with.  The piercer started by pinching my skin trying to figure out the best placement for the hooks.  He asked me about my tattoos in reference to the looks.  I thought that them for a second and said I want this to be the best experience it can be and that if the hooks had to go through them so be it.  I really didn’t want the hooks to go through them, but I didn’t want them to alter my experience.  Once he finished marking the placement he told me to lay down.  I thought fuck here we go!

The first hook pierced my skin and all I can say is it fucking hurt like a bitch and I wasn’t sure I could do three more.  I was now sweating like a pig and in agony.  Well I went through it three more times and it never felt any better, but I got all four of them in.  The below image is of all four hooks in.  I love the placement of the hook through my bear tattoo; it looks like he is hooked onto my back.

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So what’s next?  Well its time to go up!  I am standing under the rig and the piercer starts attaching me and I am thinking fuck this is it.  He starts putting tension on the rigging and I feel pulling on my skin.  I start thinking that fuck this burns as I feel the hooks pulling and sliding to their natural position.  I have control over how fast the tension increases and soon I am on my tippy toes and my calves are burning.  I tell him I am not sure I can do this and what does he tell me “I have never had anyone not get off the ground and I don’t plan on breaking that record”.  I knew that if I really wanted to be down he would do it; but he now through down the gauntlet and in a way make me invested in him.  He has helped walk me through this process and generally a nice guy and who was I to break his record because I didn’t go through my commitment to myself.  So I just endured and relaxed and processed the pain as best as I could.  I was about ready to get off the ground and a song from my playlist came on.  A song I would not have chosen to hear at that moment (did not build the playlist for this experience); that song was Nickelback’s “How You Remind Me”.  If the pain from the hooks was not enough all the emotional pain I have been dealing with over the last 6+ months came flooding in.  I was on the verge of an outright break down.  He told me that he could see the tension on my face and that I need to relax.  At the moment all I wanted to do was cry like a fucking baby.  I pushed all that emotion away and told myself to fucking man up and do this.

It was not long after that I was off the ground.  My first thought was FUCK I DID IT!

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I don’t know how long I was off the ground.  I think it was for only like 30 seconds before I felt like I was going to hurl right then and there.  He brought me back down but left the tension in case I wanted to go back up.  I thought about it but the feeling of throwing up was not going away.  In hindsight I should have just made myself puke and gone back up.  He detached me from the rig and I had never felt so heavy that I almost fell to the ground.  The weight of my own body returning to me.  I lay back down on the table and had the hooks removed.  They came out much easier then they went in.  I love how the bear looks like it committed suicide by blowing its brains out from under his neck through his head!

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So now it is the next day.  This has to have been the most painful experience I have volunteered for.  Do I regret it?  FUCK NO, it was awesome and glad I went through with it.  Would I do it again?  I have no idea.  If I could skip the inserting of the hooks I would do it in a split second!

I do want to say the piercer played a huge role in my success.  If it had not been for him I would have never made it up.  Thank you so much!

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1 Comment for this entry

  • Matte

    It was my pleasure to help you on your journey. I do hope you try it again, it does get easier each time. As far as the hook pain, well, I guess you just get used to it.

    Matte

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