A woman who has forked out $25,000 on varied body modifications, including a procedure to separate her tongue, says men have gone gaga over her unique appearance — because her split tongue makes her better in the bedroom.
Playboy coordinator Allie Kali, 24, from Pennsylvania, grew up in a conservative family but had an artistic personality, which made her feel like the ‘black sheep’.
As a young girl, she was inspired by the Guinness World Record breaker Lizard Man, who has numerous body modifications including full-body tattoos and a bifurcated tongue, to get her tongue split in half.
Changes: Allie Kali, 24, from Pennsylvania, has forked out $25,000 on varied body modifications, including a procedure to separate her tongue
Ink: Due to the legal restrictions of body modifications, Allie had to wait until she turned 18 to start getting tattoos and she now has them all over her body
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. She now has them all over her body.
In April 2018, she decided to get her tongue split. She says that while the procedure itself, which lasted 45 minutes, didn’t hurt, the recovery process was painful.
Her overall look has cost $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.
Personality: Allie grew up in a conservative family but had an artistic personality, which made her feel like the ‘black sheep’
Transformation: In April 2018, she decided to get her tongue split. She says that while the procedure itself, which lasted 45 minutes, didn’t hurt, the recovery process was painful
Loving 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
Procedure: In order to get her tongue split into two, Allie enlisted the services of a body modification artist who used a scalpel to cut into the tissues
‘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.’
In order to get her tongue split into two, Allie enlisted the services of a body modification artist.
‘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 center of my tongue, making sure not to go past the frenulum on the underside of my tongue.
Career: Allie says her body modifications have cause certain employers not to want to hire her, but she doesn’t mind because she only wants to work in creative fields
Split: It took two people, one artist and the assistant, to split Allie’s tongue in two
Process: Allie help a cup under her chin to catch the blood and drool while she was getting her tongue split
‘A local anesthetic 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 16 sutures. The whole procedure took about 45 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 it’s completely banned from the US military.
Creative: Allie had a photo shoot with her friend showing her split tongue (left) and also had fun sporting a devilish look (right)
Bloody: Allie posed with what looked like blood dripping down her chin during a photo shoot with one of her friends
Allie’s body modifications have had a palpable impact on her life.
‘Being tattooed has definitely changed my professional life. Unfortunately, some employers still judge based on tattoos and it certainly limits my profession options,’ she 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, it 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?’