Do it yourself trepanning

You think your tongue piercing or clit-ring is radical? Well, you are wrong. Tattoos and piercings are so yesterday. Everybody and his grandma has got a piercing. No, trepanning is where the hip crown goes. You can even do it yourself with everyday utensils found in any well stocked kitchen.

This girl ran for parliament on a program of making trepanning freely available on the National Health. That’s so crazy she would have had my vote on a heartbeat.

The International Trepanning Advocacy Group has a pretty neat homepage.

Prehistoric trepanning kit


I love these guys!

I first read that article about ‘The People With Holes in Their Heads’ around 1989 (it was in a book called Eccentric Lives and Peculiar Notions).

My favorite line described the steps Joey took as he prepared to trepan himself successfully:


I need trephination like I need a Hole in my Head.

Yeah, I know. But I had to say it.

The Master speaks

Not to go off topic, but how does one tend to a wound like that? There was a woman some time ago who did her own trepanning, wrapped a scarf around her head and went out to a nightclub. Wouldn’t it just bleed and bleed? Blahhhh! I’m giving myself the willies just thinking about it. :eek:

My sophomore US History class had to watch a video on trepanning and I’ve been fairly traumatized ever since (about three years.) shudders

I’ve always wondered - I mean, doesn’t the open wound lead to hideous infections? Does skin grow over the hole again? What actually happens afterwards?

The demons escaping from the skull, maintaining a temperature of approximately, oh, Hell, tend to cauterize the wound and prevent infection. This is why it’s important to have oven mitts on when performing this operation.

:stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue: Laughing my ass off…