A few basic questions

They are more rigid than you’d think and will be held flat by the pocket itself. That said be delicate and make sure to make the pocket deep enough. Having to expand the pocket afterwards always makes a mess and can seriously slow down your healing by unecessary butchering the skin.

Looks about right, if it was me I would move slightly slightly up on the photo so as to avoid being right on the bone.

I completely missed this part. I love it! Do you happen to do any C#/java/android? I could use some help on some not so secret projects :smirk:

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I believe the needles come sterilized as well.

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Part of the process of picking it up by hand means you can hold it much closer to the leading edge being put under the skin at first… no reason to just push it from the far trailing end only. This means the midpoint of the flex where the mob package chip rests should actually be under the skin before you resort to pushing it from the back edge.

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That looks pretty sterile to me. Cool, so the folks figured out a way to restrict the needle to puncture the sterile package. Neat

To be honest, I do lil coding lately. Usually what I do is mostly bash and some python. I am more of a infrastructure architect kinda guy(with very strong linux background) and on top of that I switched to a management role few years ago (so whatever I write/code is not really a production grade).

I have kinda skinny hands. Why not on the bone. This seems to be the place where skin flex less and access to this place is kinda easy. If you can suggest another position where to place it, please do so. Also something else I am considering, the forearm is full of blood vessels so install would be interesting :smiley:

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I’ve done an x-series in the forearm and it bleeds A LOT more than you’d expect. I easily stopped the bleeding and was fine though.

Just in case of impact

Okay it was a nice day spent in digging more and more in DT forum looking for install locations on my arm, and honestly I do not see much alternatives, but anyways I will continue reading.
Meanwhile I pulled the trigger and Apex flex should arrive here next week(ish). Still have to make up my mind if I want to go back to Germany for the install. I know it’s kinda on the expensive side of things, but I prefer to get it done properly. I am pretty sure if I go and visit some of the plastic surgeons here( who mainly do boob jobs and lips) it wont be much cheaper. Duh

that’s where mine is located and it is a great choice. Id recommend going with the arm opposite of the hand you normally hold your phone with to make scanning it easier.

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Hopefully it’s getting installed soon

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I guess it’s time to bump my own topic once again and provide some nice read for the audience.
So, I finally got my Apex flex installed yesterday morning. Long story follows.
Two weeks ago I bought a ticket to Köln. I already made my mind to visit Arnulf from Stigmata Inc, recommended from @Coma and also @Pilgrimsmaster I’ve emailed him two weeks ago to make the appointment and then booked the tickets for the trip.
Previous night I wasn’t able to get much of a sleep because I was hyped on the idea of getting the apex installed and also the departure was really early in the morning. Went to the airport, took the plain, with one mid stop in Vienna, and few hours later I’ve landed successfully. Next was to get to the studio. Uber is your friend but it becomes kinda awkward when the driver does not speak English. Regardless, we met with Arnulf in front of the studio despite it was his free day, at the exact hour of our agreement. After grabbing my 5th coffee for the day, and speaking with the guy how exactly the procedure will go, we’ve started.
Before I proceed further I would like to point out that his studio is what I would expect from such place. Clean and tidy as surgery room. Extreme hygiene!!! This even more boosted my confidence that I am at the right place( and I took the right decision to trust very experienced professional). After we chatted where the implant should be he started preparing all the needed tools for the procedure, and then he shaved part of my forearm, above my wrist. He proceeded with cleaning area with iodine solution, then created an incision with a scalpel, used skin separators to make the pocket and slided the implant in. All ended up with 3 stitches to keep the tissues tight and sterile bandage on top. Install took around 5 mins, way less than the preparation itself. I would like to point out that Arnulf has 27 years of bodymod experience under his belt, so he definitely knows what he’s doing. Since my work with him was done, we shaked hands, wished all the best, and it was time for my tourist tour of Köln. Walked 15 km around the town, checked the cathedral, the bridge, and everything around them. Seems like right now it’s the tourist season, so it was full of people :slight_smile:
After I was done exploring, took another uber to the airport, spent some time with my kindle reading, boarded the plain, and went back home via the same route as I’ve arrived. I was extremely exhausted but it was amazing day full of emotions, nice people, nice views, nice feelings, so I would say it was totally worth it! That’s mostly it. I did not made any pictures or videos to share with you guys, but I hope you find this read interesting. Cheers! Oh btw I’m enjoying the apex very much. I was playing with it before the install, but now since I am bringing it everywhere with me it’s even better :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Congrats!!! That’s awesome that you got to make a trip out of it!

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I had the same experience 2 years ago when he did my Titan!
I’ve got an appointment with him in 2 weeks for my Apex.
I’m getting so exited reading your story :grin:

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Congratulations. It was a great story to read!

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Thanks for sharing your story, I enjoyed reading it! Congrats on the Apex!

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Happy to see you’re happy :slight_smile:
:unicorn_thumbs_up:

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Hello @r00t thanks for all the updates first of all. So I have a question if you don’t mind sharing some insights. I live in BG as well and now I am getting ready to buy the xMagic and NeXT or the Apex Flex. How was you ordered handled from the German store, should I go for it or order form the DT store. And last question where did you get the xMagic placed in BG/ should i try here or is it better to bite the bullet and just take a trip to Germany. Thanks in advace!

Hey @anonym1337 Orders from german store aka digiwell aka upgrade humans, were just fine. They arrive for one week and they are delivered with speedy/dpd. The benefit of ordering from them is you do not have to deal with customs. For all orders coming from outside EU, you need to pay vat plus, import tax in case the order value is above 150 euros.
On the install side of things, if you can afford it, go and visit Arnulf in Köln. For x series, you might find someone here, but for the flex, I would not risk it. You can check some of the experience I had with the xmagic here

If I were you, I would just buy whatever implants I want and fly to Köln to get them installed on one go.
Also I do not think there are any apexes available at digiwell. Options for you are either ksec or order from US store of DT. Both options include paying vat and import tax :frowning:
Which city you’re living in ? if you need more info you can dm me and I will help you with whatever I can.

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Thanks so much, I really appreciate it!

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