Would you wear THIS around your neck?
It’s not unheard of to keep your kid’s baby teeth or locks of a lover’s hair as cute keepsakes, but other body parts aren’t quite as likely to be saved. However, just because it’s unpopular to save strange things doesn’t mean people don’t do it. Occasionally, some will keep body oddities hidden away somewhere for safe keeping.
Beauty blogger Tracy Kiss has been promoting rather strange trends for the last few years (like drinking male essence for health reasons), but her most recent venture has got people gagging. She finds that her new piece of jewelry is as personal as it is beautiful.
She decided to turn her snipped-off skin into a necklace for the entire world to see.
A Little Extra Skin
Tracy suffered from hypertrophy of her labia minora, meaning her inner v*gina lips were elongated, protruding outside of her labia majora. Until a doctor told her it was abnormal, Tracy lived with the medical condition she never knew she had.
Once she got a burning sensation down there after exercising, she realized that her body was a little different than any others. Afterwards, a doctor diagnosed her with a cyst, explaining that it was caused by friction from her protruding labia.
He informed her that she could get a labiaplasty to correct the issue, so she did in December 2016.
She explained on her blog:
“I have kept my labia in a jar since my surgery to celebrate my freedom from pain as it took me 29 years to realize that anything was wrong with my tender protruding labia because nobody has ever talked about it or informed me of what is and isn’t normal. As a result I’d missed out on so many hobbies and interests that I love and had to be mindful with tight clothing, exercise and intercourse because of the discomfort it caused simply because I didn’t know anything could be done about it – I thought all women were just as tender as I.”
Not only did her life change as a result, it empowered her to speak up about getting checked out so that you don’t have to live in pain. It was such an amazing moment for her, so she wanted to remember it by keeping the skin.
“Memories are what life is about, pleasantly reminding us of our childhood, good times and even struggles that we have thankfully turned into success. They warm our hearts, motivate and inspire us to keep going, try harder and appreciate our blessings. So when I had a labiaplasty surgery eight months ago for medical reasons, it marked a point in my life where my longterm suffering finally came to an end and I triumphantly asked my surgeon if I would be allowed to keep my cut off labia as a trophy.”
She kept the flesh in a jar filled with medical liquid for eight months. Once it started to change colors though, she wanted to do something else with it. She said, “With time the cut off tissue has discolored from pink to a pale grey, crinkled up in the surgical fluid and turned curly which has made them less of a trophy and more of a Halloween accessory so I’ve been looking into ways to more effectively preserve them long-term.”
She found the perfect solution… She was going to preserve her skin in plastic and make it into a necklace.
“The process began by removing my labia from the surgical fluid and drying them out. Over the eight months since my surgery the tissue had become a pale grey color, wrinkled from the water and twisted up but from drying it out it’s relaxed and flattened,” she explained.
It took about 48 hours for them to dry out.
“I applied two coats Pebeo Fantasy Moon opaque paint to the labia which is a textured and pearl finished multi surface metallic finish in Carmine Red in order to get a strong enough coverage and hung them up to dry for several hours to dry in between coats. I placed the labia into an oval pendant mold and filled it with Pebeo Crystal Resin mixing one part hardener to two parts resin.”
After the resin dried and she made sure that every part of the skin was covered, she strung them with a red leather string.
Tracy’s unique jewelry has definitely been turning heads, though many people are rather turned off by it. She said, “My labia have been successfully preserved, are colorful, bright and cheerful and mark the end of my suffering.”
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