This despised lover is forever scarred.
Torz Reynolds, a 35-year-old tattoo and body modification addict, drastically cut off part of her own arm where her then-boyfriend’s name was tattooed after he was unfaithful to her.
The native of Herefordshire, England, thought cutting off her limb, which was inscribed with the ex’s name, was “faster than lasering it off.”
Reynolds then went the extra mile and sent the tattooed meat to her ex-husband.
“Many years ago, I cut off the tattoo to my ex’s name and sent it back to him in the mail,” she told Jam Press.
“He had been a naughty boy and was unfaithful to me, so obviously I did not want his name on me anymore,” she continued. “I chose to cut it out clean because I had already removed the skin before. I knew it did not hurt that much, and it is much faster than laser sessions, which is a bit of a long game.”
She continued: “I had completely cut off contact with him before I sent it, so I have no idea what his reaction was. This was really just my dark sense of humor.”
The UK runs a body piercing business and has several piercings, tattoos and modifications, including a split tongue, scarification, skin removal and implants.
Apart from taking off an arm, she has also removed her earlobes and cut off one of her fingers. The extra part of her finger is currently stored in a pendant inside a display cabinet.
She explained that there would be moments when she would tape down her pinkie to see if she could “recover without it and see if it would stop me in any way.” And well, it turns out it did not.
She prefers to do her own work on her own, so for the procedure of reducing digits, she set up a workstation to ensure that it went smoothly. “I have a lot of professional knowledge when it comes to modifications, so I knew what risk I was taking,” Reynolds said.
She bought cutters for herself from a local hardware store and set up a sterile environment. After she made a trouser press for her finger, she made “a quick blow and boom, it was done!”
“It was all over in a second, and I couldn’t be happier,” she said of cutting off her pinky – the detached part she’s nicknamed Wiggles.
Even though she has the piece of her little finger stored in a necklace, she does not want it around her neck because she does not want to lose the precious item. “To this day, [Wiggles] just sitting at home in my closet next to the jar with the earlobes and random dead things, “said Reynolds.
As for the family’s reaction, the ink artist explained that they knew she was “seriously considering” changing her body, “so it didn’t come as much of a shock to them.”
“Like everyone else who loves you, they just want me to be safe and happy,” she said.
“I’ve made a lot of other modifications that some people might see as extreme, so it was just another Tuesday for them.”
Reynolds also pointed out that she has received some hatred for her cruel choices. “After revealing my finger, I got a lot of the usual nonsense: offensive messages, death threats and such, which I always find funny.”
She added, “It’s strange to me that something I do to my body that literally does not affect another single being can upset people who do not even know me and who will probably never meet me.”