I have made a few posts in various topics recently on my implant experiences. I have had a few different experiences in a short amount of time, and I wanted to make a concise post on them. This forum has been a huge font of knowledge and a source of inspiration for me. I want to start out by thanking everyone here for their contributions.
Please note, I am not a medical professional, nor am I a piercing professional. This is not advice. This is just my experience.
I had been interested in “body modification” in various ways for quite some time before. I had read up on magnetic implants and microchips a few years prior, but I had never acted on them. I’m not sure when exactly I discovered DT, but I anonymously browsed the products and read the forum for a while. On March 28th I decided to purchase a xG3 V2. I didn’t have a plan for how to have it installed, but I knew I wanted to do it.
While browsing the site I saw the Titan batch #2. The limited nature of the Titan intrigued me. All the forum discussion and install posts hyped me up even more. I knew I didn’t want to miss it and kick myself for it later. So on the 29th I jumped on the Titan train.
I was able to locate a piercer on the partner map near me. Jax at Apex Tattoo Factory was just a 2.5 hour drive from where I live. I called and they confirmed they could install a xG3. Unfortunately due to my work schedule the soonest I could go was May 15. I made my appointment and waited.
May 15th I drove out to Apex for my 7pm appointment. I arrived early and talked with Jax for a bit before the xG3 install. I was having the xG3 installed on my left hand knife edge or position 5. The install I would consider relatively “painless”. On a pain scale of 1 low to 10 high I would estimate my install at 2-3. I had no problems and drove home a short time after. Here’s a video of the install.
May 14th @amal was nice enough to post a red, white, and blue sale on the xSIID chips. I had not had much interest in any chips at this point. I did not have much practical use for them in my everyday life, but these light up! I knew I was interested but I wanted to see how my xG3 install went before proceeding. May 16th I woke up and looked at my hand still wrapped up from the xG3. I then proceeded to order one of each red, white, and blue xSIIDs. I knew where I wanted to place them: a red in my right hand at position 3, a white in my penis, and a blue in my left hand at position 3.
May 20th arrived. My xSIIDs were delivered. I had planned to self install the white one. I had gotten supplies and tried to prepare myself. I have had various other genital piercings before, but those were performed by a professional piercer. I felt confident in my ability to work through it with preparation and forethought. I was a nervous wreck, but I decided to proceed.
Details of the install are here...
I taped my penis to a large water bottle to try and immobilize it. I then taped the water bottle to my counter to immobilize the bottle. I sterilized the location I thought was best and tried to mentally prepare myself for the needle. I did not account for how stretchy the skin in that area was. I was also not prepared for the amount of force needed to insert the needle. It took a considerable amount of time, however I was able to insert the needle a sufficient amount and inject the chip. In hindsight there was no “pain” that I recall. There was definitely pressure and queasiness, but only a mild amount.
The bleeding was controlled not long after completion. The chip was crooked and far from where I wanted it… I guess the stretching skin affected the placement. I was however able to pull the skin and manipulate the chip into a better location. It’s not exactly where I had planned and it is still canted, but I like how it is now that it is healed. An added benefit is the thin skin
in that area sure lets the light shine through bright. Plus it sure makes for a hell of a story…
Here are some censored pictures.
May 27th was my last day at work. I was a Deputy Sheriff. I had worked in law enforcement for 7.5 years. I had decided a while ago that it was time for me to take a different path. I worked for a great agency and with great people, but during my career I had never been fully tased with the probes of our issued tasers. Early in my career, I had convinced my Corporal at the time to “drive stun” me on the top of the thigh. I wanted the real deal, the full 5 second ride. It just so happens that on my last day they had a taser training class going on for people newly to be issued a taser. I talked with my supervisor and he was able to get me in to be tased.
It’s almost shocking the lack of basic science or critical thinking the average person does not know. There were jokes of my xSIID lighting up like a “Maglight in my pocket” or the electricity shooting the magnet out of my hand like a bullet. I thought these to be jokes when first mentioned, but I later learned some people actually had those concerns. I took the full five second ride with the probes. One probe landed in my left upper back, and the other landed in my right lower thigh. It was a magical five seconds, but not one I feel the need to repeat frequently. Fortunately my magnet stayed inside my hand, and my xSIID was just as functional as always.
May 24th I ordered 2 xG3 V1s and a Proxmark3 Easy. Through forum interaction I was enlightened to the idea of placing a xG3 V1 in the middle finger and in the thumb of my left hand. If I was able to get the placement correct they would be attracted to each other. A “fidget spinner / time passer” of sorts that I could not lose.
My order arrived on the 29th. I again felt confident in my ability to insert a magnet into my middle finger. I prepared and began videoing. I quickly returned to reality. I am not a professional, and there are very important reasons to have these procedures done by professionals! The first insert of the needle was not painful, but I again was not prepared for the amount of force required to insert it. My placement was askew from the start. The needle came very close to exiting the skin lower on my finger. I pulled the needle out and decided to retry closer to the center of my fingertip. After a considerable amount of time and force I had the injector inserted far enough, and in a location I believed to be correct. I injected the magnet while removing the needle. This was all done with no pain management of any kind.
Today is 4 days later. My finger is still fairly swollen, but it has not hurt in the slightest. I am excited to continue with my thumb eventually. I will be waiting on my thumb for a while. I have a family beach vacation planned in under 3 weeks. I want to allow my middle finger to heal before introducing another magnet, and I don’t believe I would have sufficient time for my thumb to heal before the vacation.