Sus*pend" (?), v. i.
To hang from hooks
inserted through the subcutaneous
layers of the skin
and fatty tissue
s via a temporary piercing
. Also known as flesh hook suspension
Use: Jane is going to suspend
in front of the tattoo shop
There are quite a few methods of suspension, with the most popular as follows:
: Hanging horizontally facing down with hooks in the back, thighs, and legs. Normally 10-16 hooks are used, depending on the weight of the person suspending.
: Hanging horizontally facing upwards with hooks in the chest, upper thigh, arms and legs. Normally done with the head supported as well. Normally 10-16 hooks are used, depending on the weight of the person suspending.
: Vertical suspension with hooks in the upper back. Normally done with 4-8 hooks.
: Vertical Suspension with 2 hooks in the chest. Very painful suspension since the weight of the entire body is hanging from 2 points.
: Done in a lotus (cross legged) position, with hooks in the upper chest and back, thighs, legs, and sometimes the arms as well. 10-20 hooks are normally used.
: Much like the suicide suspension, hooks are placed in the back and the arms, which are extended as if being crucified. 8-12 hooks are normally used.
Note: In the above list, the number of hooks used are based on the size (gauge) of the hooks
, the weight
of the person, the size of the person, and the level of pain tolerance
of the person suspending.