By Liana Jacob
THIS WOMAN who forked out nearly £19K on body modification has ecstatic men declaring her split tongue makes her MORE FUN in the bedroom than ladies with regular tongues.
Playboy co-ordinator, Allie Kali (24), from Pennsylvania, USA, grew up in a conservative family, but as she was artistic, she felt like the ‘black sheep’, and since she was a young girl, she was inspired by the Guinness World Record breaker Lizard Man to split her tongue in half.
Due to the legal restrictions of body modifications, Allie, who now lives in Los Angeles, had to wait until she was 18 until she began getting tattoos and has now covered her entire body in them.
In April 2018, she decided to get her tongue split and she says that while the procedure itself, which lasted 45 minutes, didn’t hurt, the recovery process was painful.
Her overall look has cost £18,835 ($25,000) to get done and she now feels more like herself than she ever did before.
“Most men think it’s extremely attractive, I’ve only had a few that were creeped out by it. When it comes to intimacy, as you could imagine, most men absolutely love it since I have two separate tongues that I have individual control of,” Allie said.
“I’ve always felt like the black sheep of the family and in my friendship group. I’m originally from a small town in Pennsylvania where it’s uncommon to even be covered in tattoos.
“I’m a very artistic person who is always hungry for more ways to express myself. I just wanted people to look at me and see my tattoos and body modifications and get an idea of who I am without even having a conversation.
“Since starting to get tattooed, I have had many random strangers talk to me while out in public and on social media.
“People are always fascinated by the art on my body and want to know more about the stories behind the ideas.
“Some people confess they wish they could be as daring as me and cover their body in art and to that I always respond with, “Why not?” Your life on earth is very short, so why not look the way you want to? Be yourself.
“I saw pictures of the heavily modified Lizard Man in the Guinness World Record book when I was a kid and I always thought it looked cool.”
Allie explained the method that was used to split her tongue and the aftermath.
“The artist I paid to perform my bifurcation used the scalpel method; where the tongue is cut with a scalpel and either cauterized or sutured,” she said.
“At the beginning of the procedure, I was told to rinse my mouth out with antiseptic mouth wash for five minutes.
“Then my tongue was pierced twice on the tip of each side and suture line was ran through with hoops at the ends.
“I held my mouth open as an assistant was behind my head holding the two hoops that held the end of my tongue.
“The artist drew a line down the centre of my tongue, making sure not to go past the frenulum on the under-side of my tongue.
“A local anaesthetic was injected into the back of my tongue. I was given a cup to hold under my chin to catch all the drool and blood about to come out.
“Then with three swift cuts of a scalpel blade, my tongue was split in half. The assistant behind me held the two loops further out, which now held out each side of my split tongue.
“The artist quickly stitched each side of my tongue with a total of sixteen sutures. The whole procedure took about forty-five minutes.
“I was then given a mouth wash for five minutes again and then I was on my way. The whole procedure initially was not too painful, but the healing process that followed was horrible.
“The next two days following the bifurcation were extremely painful. My tongue was so swollen, I couldn’t close my mouth, so I constantly had to wipe drool off my face.
“As for food, there was no way to swallow anything down except Ibuprofen for the swelling along with plenty of water. So, for two days, sleep was rough, and I couldn’t talk or eat anything.
“I was told to stay away from dairy, as it can contain bacteria. The third day I was only able to drink a vegan meal replacement and the fourth and fifth days I could only swallow buttered noodles.
“A week later, I got the stitches removed and had significantly less swelling and was able to talk and eat more foods.”
Tongue splitting is illegal in some states in the US including New York, Texas, Delaware and Illinois and is completely banned from the US military.
She explains the ways her body modifications have changed her life and the reaction from her family.
“Being tattooed has definitely changed my professional life. Unfortunately, some employers still judge based on tattoos and it certainly limits my profession options,” Allie said.
“However, most people don’t notice my split tongue unless I’m eating or licking my lips. When I started to get tattooed and modify myself, I accepted the fact that I was limiting my career options and for me personally, that was never an issue since I only want to be in creative based careers.
“My family is very conservative and don’t really support any of my body modifications. They live on the other side of the country, so I don’t see them very often and they don’t even know about my split tongue.
“I plan on getting my whole body tattooed eventually, just takes lots of time and money. As far as extreme modifications, I want to get my tongue split deeper since it has regrown an inch.
“Once I’m covered in tattoos and have my career solidified, I would like to get the whites of my eyes injected with tattoo ink.
“It’s very satisfying when I hear that I inspire people to get tattooed or give them the courage to express themselves regardless of what others think.
“At the end of the day, you’re the one that has to look in the mirror and deal with the person staring back at you. Why not love your body and add some art to it?”
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