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[PHOTOS] The Bizarre Pain-Seeking Activity of ‘Suspension’ in Zagreb

bj1Some people like to kick a ball around on a lazy Sunday afternoon, some like to sit in a cafe and have a few beers, whilst others prefer to dangle from a bridge on a cord attached to piercings on their back…

A group of pain-loving thrill seekers, with death metal blasting from a nearby car radio, were spotted on Sunday afternoon at a Zagreb bridge partaking in ‘suspension’ – which is the act of hanging oneself by body piercings and performing twists, pikes and turns. The bizarre hobby has oddly been slowly growing in popularity since the 80s, and it seems there is a small scene in Croatia.

Apparently the Mandam tribe of North American Indians, who lived along the banks of the Missouri River, were the first to ever perform this stunt back in the 1800s.

One way to spend a Sunday afternoon

One way to spend a Sunday afternoon

 

'suspension' is the act of hanging oneself by body piercings

‘suspension’ is the act of hanging oneself by body piercings

 

Piercings are usually temporary and done before the act

Piercings are usually temporary and done before the act

 

Car stocked full of supplies on site

Car stocked full of supplies on site

 

The metal hooks have to be carefully removed after

The metal hooks have to be carefully removed after

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