Hi fellow Biohackers
I received my M1flex & Apex needle on Friday, I got the needle sterilised and did the installation today, and I figured you’d like some photos of it and I figured I’d share my experience with the equipment🙂
The experience was far from as unpleasant as I’d imagined, though I did “cheat” with lidocaine cream as an anasthetic.
I kept the stuff on for two hours under an airtight patch that was included with the cream.
This needle is HUGE, not just in the diameter, but also length, so i’ll advise to plan ahead before getting stabbed by it as you’ll want to make sure you have enough room
Enterance point is clearly visible, but the needle goes all the way in to my wrist where the small bump is
Inserting the M1flex into the pocket proved a bit challenging wit only one hand, but it co-operate nicely enough the hardest part of this self install was to sew the opening shut with one hand, but I managed quite well I’d say
Just to be clear, I do not advocate people to do these kind of installations by themselves, the procedure is more challenging than the X-series. This is backed by the fact that you have to handle the implant and insert it manually, be super careful not to poke a hole into the biocoating when suturing the wound.
So you basically insert the big-ass needle, pull it out and slide the Flex implant in the hole? Is that it? That sounds much less involved than scalpel work - and crucially, something my local piercer just might agree to do, should I decide to implant a Flex-series implant.
Also, you say you sterilized the needle: I take it it doesn’t come in a sterilze packaging?
That’s basicly it @anon3825968 problem is to get it stuffed in far enough without using other tools than your fingers
It’s not sterile at this point, as both items were pre-release units but I guess the needles might continue to come unsterilised because of the size, and the fact that det don’t have a protective cap over the bevel
Definitely seems like the Apex Flex needle install will be a “just do it and tell me when you’re done” thing while I have my eyes closed trying not to pay attention while someone else does the work… and I’m ok with that. heh.
Somehow I doubt it, but would certainly be nice! hahaha. She already calls me her “weirdo cyborg” just for my glasses. The implants were a bit of a hard sell for her to accept without killing me in my sleep for the life insurance and whatnot.
The M1flex is about 34mm long @CanuckCold, can’t say I measured it when I pulled it out of the vial though
I inserted the needle approximately 1/2" ~ 10mm longer than the M1flex unit itself, just to give myself a piece of mind for the suturing part
I do to @Pilgrimsmaster but my one spare hand went into the procedure, so if I’ll ever get the misuse or person to get an implant I’ll film it for sure then my needlework will be top of it’s game too:slightly_smiling_face:
@SammichBrad it’s not any worse than the xG3 or the NExT install given that you give the tropical time and that you have a moderate (read: can handle a 6-8H tattooing session) pain threshold
I’m not a good basis for this procedure as I’ve been able to shovel snow for 3h with a broken ancle, so I feel up for almost anything
@Aemun I doubt this is a thing to do on your couples night out, unless she’d be interested in suspension and then Doing kinky stuff on top of that
Truth been told I’ve not been able to tell my GF about this implant as she’s grossed out about them all, BUT this needle would have been a pill to big to swallow, even for her
God’s praise the heavy snowfall and place lar storms we have in Northern Norway these days, and the mech. Breakdowns of the snowblowers to blame a “small” cut on the hand fore