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Scott, you may want to hold off on using those needles. I myself am a body piercer, been at it since 1993. A piercing needle cuts its way through the flesh, actually carving its way as it moves through skin. That's why you notice a lot of blood. Plus the sharp cutting edge causes tissue trauma when removed, that's why you feel pain for a few days afterwards. I highly reccomend you find some antique hat pins. They are longer, thinner and will not do what a piercing needle does. Most piercing needles are only 2 or 3 inches long... not so impressive for the perspective of the "cheap seats" in the back. When you take a hat pin (about 4 to 5 inches in length) and push it through your skin, the effect is way better. In addition, the hat pin does NOT cut flesh. It works its way through the skin without cutting. Better for your body because A) Less trauma, B) Little or no blood, and C) No cut inury to heal from. Here's a tip from Red Stuart: "Use your saliva to clean and lubricate the pin AND the subsequent wound. Your saliva has enzymes in it that are good for you!" Use the same aftercare for the stapling. Enzymatic saliva heals the wounds with little or no scarring at the pin site.

Stay safe!

P.S. Swee, the screwdriver thru arm trick you saw on THEM is completely fake, as is most of the stuff you see on TV
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I use hypodermic needles and BBQ skewers.
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Dang! Have you seen Tim Cridland? That guy's nuckin futz.

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Yeah, Tim studied the Sufi, which is one of many followings of such types of acts. Similar "pain" rituals can be found around the globe. It is real.
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Does anyone have anymore info on this besides through & through?

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Interesting looking back on this; seems folks weren't as concerned about the "no method" practice a few years ago.
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My Method is "Abstinance" or "Just Say NO!"...The Only needle stunt I ever performed was "Needle Thru a Balloon"....I never wanted to walk around with permanent Needle Holes or marks or scars....A Kevin Gerrone "2-Headed Rattle-Snake" will gather a whole lot more $$$$ than permanent scar tissue...But if applause and attention is what one seeks...and IF some Producer is going to give you a Contract on par with a Major League Baseball Salary....then...quite frankly....All bets are Off.......and even "I" will perhaps be seeking advice on this subject....(How come you Guys don't take up Juggling?)....
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Juggling makes me want to throw up.

It's just, when the things come down, you're supposed to catch them.
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Isn't this thread a bit too detailed for the board? DPE666, you're asking a lot of said detailed questions lately on this forum viewable by children...and a few morons.

I have already voiced my disgust at Dan Hauss's 'release' of this onto DVD, and it's been shared by other sideshow professionals here.

YOU DO NOT IMPALE ON A FREAKING WHIM! You BUILD up to it. How have you been building your pain tolerance? WHO have you PM'd? What is your MOTIVATION to do this for the public?

If you have questions this detailed, please...do your research as to who performs the feat PROFESSIONALLY (Tim, Andrew, Kelvikta, -Nipps?-BTW, you need a spanking... Smile...ahem...), and PM or E-mail THEM.

You're getting awefully lax here, and it's causing others to follow suit on the board.

This open forum ISN'T THE PLACE.
It frustrating the living end out of me.

BTW. Most of the above comment makers should see Swingshift perform in Freaks in Vegas, pure ART. . .and maybe after , chat with Andrew. DO YOUR RESEARCH.

Let him tell you some horror stories (I just came back from O'Shea's, and he's got some dandys)..you need to know what can go WRONG, as well as how to execute the act.

Please now, can we go back to PM's....PLEASE?!?!?
I hate to be the only voice of reason here.
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In case you hadn't noticed, this thread was started in September of 2005. I forgot I even started this one. The last time I posted on this thread (other than this post) was September 23, 2005. Smile
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Whoa, SO my bad.

doh.
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On 2009-07-18 15:20, MagiciennesUnlimited wrote:
Whoa, SO my bad.

doh.


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On 2009-07-18 15:20, MagiciennesUnlimited wrote:
Whoa, SO my bad.

doh.


Its all good. Smile
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Can I get some info on doing this the fake/safe way? I believe Brian Brushwood performs it but I only heard that second hand.


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The only fake way is Harry Anderson's, or one of the other similar effects...Voodoo Needle Through Arm is available at most magic shops for about 30 bucks. It's a great little effect. Get's a nice reaction, and if you're not allergic to the components...it's a keeper. I met a guy in Vegas this past week who had testicles in his arm...well, it looked like testicles...dude had a weird reaction from performing that effect for years, like I had never seen. He had a great 'watch me move my testicles to my arm" trick as a result though...so, not all bad Smile He's a VERY rare case. Very weird, and very rare...lol. It threw me for a loop.

Brian's fake hand stab, which uses a knife in a comedic failed Russian Roulette (actually an old P & T routine-with a different premise) isn't on the market as far as I know.

You could perform a hand impale using a sleight...it just won't look very believable. The needle through arm does, at a pretty close distance.


Brett, you make me smile Smile My arse is doing fine btw... ;p
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My arse is doing fine btw... ;p


Good to know, I was worried.
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On 2009-07-19 03:39, MagiciennesUnlimited wrote:
The only fake way is Harry Anderson's, or one of the other similar effects...Voodoo Needle Through Arm is available at most magic shops for about 30 bucks. It's a great little effect. Get's a nice reaction, and if you're not allergic to the components...it's a keeper. I met a guy in Vegas this past week who had testicles in his arm...well, it looked like testicles...dude had a weird reaction from performing that effect for years, like I had never seen. He had a great 'watch me move my testicles to my arm" trick as a result though...so, not all bad Smile He's a VERY rare case. Very weird, and very rare...lol. It threw me for a loop.

Brian's fake hand stab, which uses a knife in a comedic failed Russian Roulette (actually an old P & T routine-with a different premise) isn't on the market as far as I know.

You could perform a hand impale using a sleight...it just won't look very believable. The needle through arm does, at a pretty close distance.



I am very familiar with the Harry Anderson routine as I have been using it for a few years. I looked up a video of the Brian Brushwood routine and the needle through hand was used in his Mr. Happy pants routine. He performs the effect with the puppet on his hand and then passes the needle through the center.

Oh, and did the guy pass the needle through his arm or through the testicles?


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He had an allergic reaction from years of using the Harry Anderson method. As I said, a VERY unusual case. No ACTUAL passing of the needle was ever executed on the testicles or arm.

You can see his arm here: http://www.livestream.com/streetofcards/......height=3 His name's Aaron Olsen, BTW. Nice dude. Runs Street of Cards at the Magic Club in Vegas.

I think it will be around the 32 minute mark (not sure)It's near the end of the 'interview' I did there.

He threw me for a loop, I hadn't noticed the lumps till he 'produced' them. It really grossed me out...lol, they were all bouncy bouncy...shudder...

I was at Kenner's party last week and Brian was there. He's a nice guy. We don't agree on everything (he gives away a lot of secrets :s), but he's cool, we talked children-we both gots 'em. I had not seen the Mr Happy Pants, but THAT method of wearing a cover to pass the needle is as old as old gets, and I have never thought it looked believable. I'll check out the utube of it if my laptop stops freezing (OUT THE WINDOW WITH YE!)

There's no logical (well, believable) reason to cover your hand or other body part to impale it...it reeks of 'fake'. Don't cha think?

My daughter (she's 9, and MAN I MISS HER!!!-I go home tomorrow) impales her thumb with a hanky and a carrot, and learned it from a kids magic book.

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"There's no logical (well, believable) reason to cover your hand or other body part to impale it...it reeks of 'fake'. Don't cha think?"

Couldn't agree more! If you can't do the magic out in the open, then clearly, you can't do the magic.

That being said, Mr. Happy Pants, as a seperate character in Brian's show, nicely draws attention away from the fact that he is covering for the trick.
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My scrotum is pierced 5 times, all happily full of median sized body jewelr (10 to 8 gauge). I could easily pass a "needle" through the skin, but that's faking it.

"Mr. Happy Pants".... my willy's lawyer will be contacting you.
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