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Updated on Sep 1, 2020. Posted on May 6, 2015

14 Fascinating X-Rays That Will Change The Way You Look At The Human Body

Normal things like kissing and handshakes suddenly look really creepy. Artwork by Hugh Turvey, artist in residence at the British Institute of Radiology. These pieces were made using X-ray equipment, shadow photography techniques, hand colorization, and other manipulations.

1. How much padding do you really need not to break those delicate wrists? A boxing glove does not seem like enough protection.

Hugh Turvey / Via xogram.com

2. Yeah, yeah, stilettos are STILL fashionable and somehow they'll never go out of style, but when you see how it distorts your foot, it's clear why those heels cause foot pain. Ouch.

Hugh Turvey / Via xogram.com

3. Don't pretend you haven't done this at least once in your life, but from this perspective nose-picking seems a bit absurd.

Hugh Turvey / Via xogram.com

4. Can you even tell where the breast cancer tumor is? Instead of a horrific growth, it starts off so small and inconspicuous.

Hugh Turvey / Via xogram.com

5. A handshake looks more intimate.

Hugh Turvey / Via xogram.com

6. Water is one of the building blocks of life, but when you see it like this, it just seems so insignificant.

Hugh Turvey / Via xogram.com

7. Clothes and skin suddenly seem so transparent and fragile.

Hugh Turvey / Via xogram.com

8. Those high-tech cell phones look like empty, simple shells in comparison to the intricate human body.

Hugh Turvey / Via xogram.com

9. But flowers are still just as stunning.

Hugh Turvey / Via xogram.com

10. What does back pain look like? Turvey's added-in colorization shows us how back pain radiates throughout your body.

xogram.com / Via Hugh Turvey

11. We've all seen devastating pictures of mouth cancer, but it looks like nothing when you see it like this.

Hugh Turvey / Via xogram.com

12. This is just a normal family touristy picture in Paris, but it will give you the chills.

Hugh Turvey / Via xogram.com

13. We've all seen a skull before, but those hexagons make this person's head look like a soccer ball.

Hugh Turvey / Via xogram.com

14. How romantic is kissing, really?

Hugh Turvey / Via xogram.com

This post has been updated to clarify that these images are digitally altered artworks based on X-rays.

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