Skinring
January 24, 2013 12:52 PM   Subscribe

Designer Sruli Recht creates ring made partly of himself.
posted by found missing (50 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
AAAHHH WHY IN THE HELL WOULD YOU DO THAT
posted by Kitteh at 12:56 PM on January 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


Skin and bones.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 12:56 PM on January 24, 2013


My face contorted itself in horror.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 12:56 PM on January 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


Ew. Ew ew ew ew.

Oh god the body hair. SO much grosser when the skin is taken out of context.

Needs the NSFL tag.
posted by phunniemee at 12:57 PM on January 24, 2013 [3 favorites]


That looks like what would happen if Gollum could somehow fuck the one ring.
posted by 2bucksplus at 12:58 PM on January 24, 2013 [14 favorites]


Well, that explains how all those horrible cursed rings in D&D got made; they're just crazy art projects.
posted by curious nu at 1:01 PM on January 24, 2013 [4 favorites]


I'm usually down with the squick-horror-revulsion, but I'm not really feeling all that bad about this. There are any number of leather and/or fur adorned pieces of jewelry, including rings. If you didn't know it was human skin instead of, say, a rhino, it probably wouldn't warrant a second thought.
posted by Curious Artificer at 1:01 PM on January 24, 2013


4 out of 5 Trent Reznors agree!!
posted by supermedusa at 1:02 PM on January 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


I came really close to throwing up a little in my mouth just now. The close-up picture did it for me...
posted by Chuffy at 1:02 PM on January 24, 2013


If you didn't know it was human skin instead of, say, a rhino, it probably wouldn't warrant a second thought.

Wrong. Not only would I be all ew intermittent gnarly hair and dead thing skin, I would also be sad for the rhino.

I would just like to further state my aw hell naw position, for the record. Thank you.
posted by phunniemee at 1:04 PM on January 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


He and that penis-frying genital self-mutilating "artist" dude should hang out and do stuff, because that would be the ultimate FPP.
posted by elizardbits at 1:05 PM on January 24, 2013


Just in case you want to sport someone's jewel line around a finger of your choosing. Maybe get two if you hear wedding bells?
posted by Napierzaza at 1:08 PM on January 24, 2013


Now I want to see a cock ring.

No, wait. Really, I don't.
posted by drlith at 1:10 PM on January 24, 2013


I wouldn't care if it was an ATTRACTIVE ring. It's just grody, no amount of human DNA can change that.
posted by Windigo at 1:10 PM on January 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


That's nothing, my uncle, the obstetrician, had a wallet made out of foreskins--when he rubbed it, it turned into a briefcase. Hey-yo!
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:12 PM on January 24, 2013 [6 favorites]


Oh god the body hair. SO much grosser when the skin is taken out of context.

As someone who makes art from my body hair, it definitely tends to creep people out.
posted by andoatnp at 1:17 PM on January 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hey, gross.
posted by boo_radley at 1:18 PM on January 24, 2013


no
posted by El Sabor Asiatico at 1:22 PM on January 24, 2013


I'm going to be so pissed off if this guy gets the 470k he's asking for this ring. Its the same sort of facepalm rageface I get when folks keep giving idiots their own reality shows.
posted by bitdamaged at 1:22 PM on January 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm not going to click on that link. I'll drop this Cracked link that probably has something even worse and back out of the thread.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 1:26 PM on January 24, 2013


You guys ought to watch the graphic video linked in the article. Living human skin has all sorts of cool elastic properties.
posted by Nomyte at 1:26 PM on January 24, 2013


It had to be the hairy part of himself. Didn't it.


Of course.


. I think even Sauron would think twice about wearing it.


No, he would think once, if that, and say "AW HELL NAW."
posted by louche mustachio at 1:26 PM on January 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


You guys ought to watch the graphic video linked in the article.

NO
posted by elizardbits at 1:28 PM on January 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


Take another little piece of my heaaAAAARGH
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 1:28 PM on January 24, 2013


You guys ought to watch the graphic video linked in the article.

NO


Chewing bubble gum adds a mouthfeel element to the video experience.
posted by Nomyte at 1:30 PM on January 24, 2013 [6 favorites]


i don't like you anymore nomyte
posted by elizardbits at 1:32 PM on January 24, 2013


You guys ought to watch the graphic video linked in the article.

OH CRAP I TOOK YOUR ADVICE AND NOW I HAVE TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO APOLOGIZE TO MYSELF.
posted by entropone at 1:33 PM on January 24, 2013


AskMe
posted by Sys Rq at 1:35 PM on January 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


The ring is all kinds of gross (it has HAIR), but the video in the link is actually pretty interesting. I'm always fascinated by seeing surgery performed, because it looks a lot less precise than you'd think. In this one, the plastic surgeon guy has to do what seems like a lot of cutting just to take off a small piece of skin.
posted by anaximander at 1:36 PM on January 24, 2013


I was hoping that the artist had collected his own blood and refined the iron out of it.
posted by exogenous at 1:46 PM on January 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


There is very little actual iron in vertebrate blood, much less than a gram in the entire human body. My blood, for example, is mostly ichor.
posted by Nomyte at 1:57 PM on January 24, 2013


Chewing bubble gum adds a mouthfeel element to the video experience.

Thank Christ I didn't actually watch the video so I can laugh at that comment--rather than weeping while I vomit.
posted by yoink at 2:04 PM on January 24, 2013


Tanned human skin? Meh. If it was living tissue that you'd have to feed and shave, now that'd be cool.
posted by porpoise at 2:05 PM on January 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ok. First I saw the deep-friend cannibalism bitterballen thing, and now this.

Not cool, MeFi.

Not cool.
posted by Fists O'Fury at 2:10 PM on January 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


Frequent Fran├žois Ozon collaborator Marina de Van directed and starred in a movie along these lines. A great popcorn flick.
posted by Nomyte at 2:15 PM on January 24, 2013


oh god not another circumcision thread
posted by OverlappingElvis at 2:18 PM on January 24, 2013


If it was living tissue that you'd have to feed and shave, now that'd be cool.

Tamagotchi, then.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 2:27 PM on January 24, 2013


I refuse to click until someone confirms this isn't a thing he's trying to pass off as calamari.
posted by prinado at 2:27 PM on January 24, 2013 [4 favorites]


I predict said ring will sell for much less than asking price.
posted by pashdown at 2:33 PM on January 24, 2013


Between this and the bitterballen thing I am kinda nostalgic for the flying scorpion posts. Ah the good old days.
posted by Splunge at 2:35 PM on January 24, 2013


No.
posted by Pecinpah at 3:13 PM on January 24, 2013


He must be Jewish.
posted by Snowflake at 4:45 PM on January 24, 2013


This seems like a bad idea. I feel like I could probably buy a skin ring for a lot less money.
posted by orme at 5:22 PM on January 24, 2013


Old news. In one of his Culture novels, Banks has a character who has a suit made of leather cultivated from his own skin. The point of this extravagance was never explained; it's just part of the general background weirdness of life in the Endless Weekend that is the Culture.
posted by SPrintF at 7:07 PM on January 24, 2013


Priest: " Do you...?"
Me: " hell no"
posted by arcticseal at 7:08 PM on January 24, 2013


I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
posted by DoubleLune at 7:52 PM on January 24, 2013


I don't see why he had to use taint.
posted by nathancaswell at 6:02 AM on January 25, 2013


Old news. In one of his Culture novels,

As I recall, another feature a travelling surgeon artist, who entertains bored passengers on interstellar flights by painlessly dissecting and rearranging their bodies in aesthetically pleasing ways while conscious. Or was that Stross?

Anyway, this is as fine a place as any to mention the world of anthropodermic bibliopegy.
posted by bouvin at 7:55 AM on January 25, 2013


95% of the time, browsing Metafilter is a great way to spend my lunch break. Today is in the 5%. blech.
posted by Fig at 10:55 AM on January 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


I often play the what would you do for a million dollars game, in my head and about the furthest I would go is the pinky on my left hand. I'd probably part with a couple strips of skin instead. I said instead. Not both! Put your one million away and pick!
posted by cjorgensen at 3:10 PM on January 26, 2013


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