Trying to convince my parents abot a magnet implant

Not really, right, that was a bit oddly formulated… He distrusts most “new” stuff, not technology in particular, basically everything, that wasn’t there when he was like 20 and hasnt been tested for at least 15 Years.

Or stuff he doesn’t know very well in general

That makes sense, you got 3 years to convince em lol.

Yup, and even if i can’t convince them, i 3 years i can get one without them having to approve it :smiley:

Sounds like most semi-sentient animals we know of so far.

Also i am pretty sure, i can convince them in half a year, because then i will get 16, which is seen as a pretty big milestone here in Germany because it’s the legal drinking age. Most parents see their children as “grown up” then so i think i have a chance

I get people who already know about payment implants pretty often. It’s really confusing. I think there’s a public perception that we already have that technology because it seems so easy when you think about it. Anyone remotely savvy is like “oh yeah duh you put a card in your hand” and it becomes mundane

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yeah, definitely in 2018 there were already plenty of media reports of “people paying for things with implants in their hands” but the reality was these were one-off venmo payments specially set up just for show… or like a bitcoin transfer was done with an implant… nothing fully commercial, but still grabbed eyeballs… so in essence the media’s dishonesty has done more to prepare the public for implants than I ever could :slight_smile: hahah


Three cheers for sensationalist liars in the media!

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hip hip hooray!
hip hip hooray!
(they only get 2 cheers)


Never mind, there’ll be 3 when they quote you.


Just because I love the following quote, and because it’s quite fitting here…:

“I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:

  1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
  2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
  3. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”

(Douglas Adams)

Yeeeah, true that (for mild alcoholics, at least^^), but you’ll still have a hard time finding an installer who does an implant to someone < 18 :wink:


That is true, but i think it may be possible with a parent/legal guardian present. I hope my parents will se me as old enough then and be present :smile: an if not, i will just wait another two years, which might not even be tat bad, considering i will have more time to think about it :smiley:

For an xSeries install, yes, maybe - if you plan on getting a titan, it’s one of those installs that require a bit more work, most likely scalpel + sutures. My artist (in Cologne) doesn’t do such stuff on minors, I’m not sure how @yeka’s (based in Berlin, if I remember correctly) handles this…

I was thinking about an xSeries anyways, because ther are not quite as pricey as a titan but the most important reason is that i am trrified as sh*t by even thinking about getting a titan :sweat_smile:

Yeah, xSeries are a bit more “beginner-friendly”, I’d say :wink:
But hey, you found the right spot to ponder about all that, think about the advantages and disadvantages, talk to our magnet-master @mrln , gather some experiences, ask all questions that might roam your head and finally make a good, informed decision :wink:


Since you just mentioned it: I have one question: so, the xSeries magnets are relatively thin and from what i know, magnets are pretty brittle. I often work/learn with a drawing tablet in school and the pen for it has a relatively strong magnet in it, to stick to the side of the tablet. Is there any way i could accidentally break the implant while using the pen?

not really. you need to slam it reeeeeally hard to break it because all the soft tissue around protect it.

that would probably also break some bones in your hand^

afaik we never had one breaking inside a body.

but i mean it still can happen though^

and yes, the glass is thin. but glass if tension free is a damn strong substance.


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They say something about parental consent for <18 when you book, but surely they do not install flexies or magnets in minors.

I will say this about breakage… it seems there might be some risk with the xG3 v1 axial magnet. That’s because the exponential rate at which the strength of the field increases as it getting closer to the pole of the magnet. In theory, there is a small risk that the end cap of the melted glass gets struck with force from an object being attracted to and"snapping" to the tip. The nuance here is that the ends of the glass are melted to seal. The melting and subsequent cooling process creates tension in the glass at this location. The use of a laser and the whole sealing process is adjusted to minimize this tension, however there is still more tension here than along the length of the tube itself.

The end result is that there could be an increased risk that an object slamming into the end of the glass due to the axial magnetization of the xG3 v1 might have enough force, even through tissue, that the end cap could be broken off the end.

Not only have I seen this happen on my desk to unimplanted, loose xG3 v1 magnets rolling around and snapping to metal objects… but we also had a single instance of an xG3 v1 experience the same issue inside a customer.

Of course, more tissue between the poles of xG3 v1 and any external objects is best to mitigate this potential issue.

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