This despised lover is marked forever.
Torz Reynolds, a 35-year-old tattoo and body modification addict, drastically cut off a piece of her own arm where her then-boyfriend’s name was tattooed after he had it deceived.
The Herefordshire, England native thought cutting off her member that had her ex’s name inscribed on it was “faster than cutting it with a laser”.
Reynolds then went the extra mile and sent the tattooed piece of flesh to her ex-man.
“Years ago I cut out my ex’s name tattoo and mailed it back to him,” she told Jam Press.
“He had been a naughty boy and cheated on me, so obviously I wasn’t going to keep his name on me anymore,” she continued. “I chose to cut it only because I had done hair removal before. I knew it didn’t hurt too much and it’s much faster than laser sessions, which is a bit time consuming.
She continued, “I had totally cut off contact with him before sending him, so I have no idea what his reaction was. It was really just my dark sense of humor at stake.”
The Brit runs a body piercing business and has multiple piercings, tattoos and modifications including a split tongue, scarification, skin removal and implants.
In addition to removing a piece of her arm, she also removed her earlobes and cut off one of her fingers. The extra part of his finger is currently stored in a pendant inside a display case.
She explained that there would be times when she would tap her little finger to see if she could “get over it and see if it would bother me in any way.” Well, it turns out not.
She prefers to do her own work on her own, so for her procedure of decreasing numbers, she has set up a workstation to make sure everything goes smoothly. “I have a lot of professional modding knowledge, so I knew the risks I was taking,” Reynolds said.
She bought cutters for herself at a local hardware store and set up a sterile environment. After fashioning a tourniquet for her finger, she did “a quick chop and boom, it was done!”
“It was all over in a second and I couldn’t have been happier,” she said of the cut off of her little finger – the detached part she nicknamed Wiggles.
Even though she has the piece of her little finger tucked away in a necklace, she won’t wear it around her neck because she doesn’t want to lose the precious commodity. “Nowadays, [Wiggles] just sitting at home in my closet next to the jar of my earlobes and random dead things,” Reynolds said.
As for her family’s reaction, the inked artist explained that they knew she was “seriously considering” changing her body, “so it didn’t shock them as much.”
“Like everyone who loves you, they just want me to be safe and happy,” she said.
“I did a lot of other edits that some might consider extreme, so it was just another Tuesday for them.”
Reynolds also pointed out that she received hate for her gruesome choices. “After revealing my finger, I received a lot of the usual nonsense: offensive messages, death threats, etc., which I always find amusing.”
She added, “It’s weird to me that something I do with my body that literally doesn’t affect another being can upset people who don’t even know me and will never even meet me.”