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DIY RFID Implantation Guide

THIS GUIDE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

The guide that was here had some steps outlined in it that were not ideal and in one case indicated placing an unsterile glove in contact with a wound opening.

If you are looking for a way to get an RFID tag implanted, please refer to the Dangerous Things partner map to find a professional body piercer or body modification artist who knows what they are doing and can perform the installation for you in a clean safe environment.

If you cannot find a partner in your area, please refer to this step by step guide for approaching a local piercer to perform the installation.

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9 Responses to “DIY RFID Implantation Guide”

  1. Noble says:

    Thanks so much for the info, I have wanted to do this for years, did not know others were also doing so. Was getting ready to try doing it myself. Thanks for the tips!

  2. Justdave says:

    I have lurked on many boards about this subject, I am about to take the plunge and get an implant.

    I have only one reservation : how delicate are these implants once in the hand?
    I ask because I work construction, I imagine the placement of the implant would keep it safe (along the web between index finger and thumb) unless you did something bad enough to break bones in the hand.

    Otherwise looking forward to my purchase from dangerousthings,com.

  3. Amal says:

    Hi Dave,

    Even though we spoke on the phone about it, I’ll respond here as well for others to read later. The implants are encased in glass, which means it is possible they could be broken. Over the last 8 years I’ve lived with my two implants, I’ve banged up my hands pretty good and so far both implants are doing alright. A few weeks ago I even brought a hammer down right overtop the 3x13mm in my left hand. It hurt, but the glass tag did fine.

    If breakage does occur, you will have to get a doctor to cut you open with a scalpel and remove the broken bits. The good news is a break is likely to mean a simple fracture of the glass casing and not an outright shattering, which makes removal of a broken tag much easier.

    The good news is, to date I have never heard of anyone having any issues with breakage… even people that put these tags in odd locations in their body. I always suggest the area between the thumb and index finger, as indicated in the guide. This should provide the most amount of protection + the highest degree of manipulability (ability to easily position and orient the tag in 3D space).

  4. Joshua Fisher says:

    Are the tags detectable by airport security? I’m very interested in getting one implanted, but I’d rather not have to explain to TSA why I have this chip in my hand. :)

  5. Vladimir says:

    Dangerous Things seems to be offline.
    Is there any decent implant kit seller?

  6. Why was glass chosen as the container? Even if not likely, would it not be just as easy to use a gummy / rubber / elastic cylinder or something? what I’m actually thinking of are those old pills I remember getting as a kid, they were little cylinders that could easily be pulled apart, and inside they were full of tiny pellets. Hell you could probably take the components of this and transfer them over to these exact same pills if you could figure out what I’m talking about, I’m not too sure. lol

  7. Amal says:

    Check out http:///dangerousthings.com/implant-faq for more info on tag compatibility with airport scanners and MRI machines :)

  8. Amal says:

    Hmm, Dangerous Things is still going strong… check again?

  9. Amal says:

    I know what you mean, but the ferrite antenna coil rod is not flexible and the electronics are fragile. A rigid biosafe glass container was necessary.

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