A woman with 15 facial piercings says she’s very happy with her unique looks and doesn’t give a damn about the looks and comments she gets along the way
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A woman who resembles a “human pincushion” thanks to her 15 facial piercings says she draws a lot of attention for her unusual looks.
Kyla Munoz, from California, USA, not only has multiple piercings, but also a forked tongue, various tattoos and stretched earlobes, and her dramatic transformation has set her back at least £4,000 ($5,000).
The 20-year-old Amazon worker went for her interesting look because she wanted to “make a statement and be bold,” and says she’s now “happy with her mods.”
Though she’s sadly faced some unwanted stares and comments, she’s learned not to take rude remarks to heart, arguing, “Why should I care; it’s my face, it makes me really happy.”
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Kyla, who has more than 10,000 TikTok followers, said: “I get a lot of different reactions from people. Some people walk away and a lot of people stare at me, others are scared of my pincushion face or just don’t understand why I made my conversions.
“Older people tend to be nicer and just ask a lot of questions. One mom even asked me for nostril piercings so she could get one for her own daughter.”
Recently, Kyla decided to have a “very painful” tongue splitting that she had wanted to do “for many years.”
She continued: “I’ve wanted this mod for many years and to be honest I’m still processing that I did it so young, I’m quite proud of myself!
“My tongue was numb while they did it but it was still a very painful process and the healing week was hell. My family grew up with tattoos and small ‘normal’ piercings so it piqued my interest as a kid, but I like mine big and bold.
“People tell me I shouldn’t make them so big and that it’s unflattering, but I don’t listen to their comments. Why should I care; it’s my face, it makes me really happy.”
Looking ahead, Kyla has no immediate plans for further modifications, but intends to add additional “pins” to her “pillow face” over the next few years, and hopes to stretch her existing ones even further.
Kyla said, “All I’m saying is if you want something, do it. Don’t let the opinions of others dictate your decisions. But make sure you do your research and consult a professional because you never know how your body will react.”
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/strangers-scared-face-im-proud-27043313 "Strangers are afraid of my face, but I'm proud to be a human pincushion"