Stranger things have happened and are evidently still happening. An example of this is Torz Reynolds, a British woman hailing from Essex England who last year used a bolt cutter to cut off part of her smallest finger so that she could use it as a pendant for her necklace.
On February 14th last year Torz Reynolds was not doing what every other person in the world was doing. Instead of celebrating love in the usual way, she decided to show her love for her pinky finger in a big way. She cut it off. According to Torz, cutting her finger off has been something she has deliberated over and over again for the past ten years before finally deciding to do it. From what she told the Daily Mirror, Torz sees the stump on her pinky as cute and even has a pet name for it, wiggles.
When Torz cut off her finger last Valentine, she first put the cut part in a freezer but this Valentine, the 30-year-old decided to celebrate the cutting off of part of her pinky by bringing it out of the freezer and putting it in a vial to be hung around her neck. Reynolds explained her actions by saying “I forgot it was there. You don’t want to waste it so why not turn it into a necklace? I thought a necklace would be the easiest thing to make, and I wanted to do something to mark Wiggles’s first birthday,”
Well, that piece of jewelry might work for Torz but don’t try it out just yet.
The body piercer and taxidermist said she was inspired to amputate her finger off after see a close friend do the same. “I thought it was really cute. I couldn’t stop thinking about it and decided to do it,” Reynolds explained. Now she adorns her stump with miniature hats, adding to her hand’s unique appearance. “The hats were a present from my boyfriend for Wiggles’s birthday. I thought it was brilliant, they look like they’re the Village People,” Reynolds said.
“A lot of people have said they’re awesome – everyone knows I don’t take anything seriously,” she continued. She said chopping off half of her pinky was a difficult decision, but she’s thrilled she went through with it. “Xav and I had a nice dinner and then I chopped it off, I numbed it first so it wasn’t too bad. I wasn’t sure if I could live without it but I can,” Reynolds said. “It hasn’t changed anything – I love it, it’s so cute. A lot of people will go and get it done professionally but I didn’t want to go through surgery.”
“My partner just said, ‘as long as you’re happy that’s all that matters.’ My family didn’t understand it but didn’t mind as long as I was safe,” she added. This isn’t the first time Reynolds has done something zany with her body. When a former boyfriend cheated on her in 2014, she sliced off one of her tattoos on her forearm and sent it to him.
“I packaged it up so it really did look like a present,” she said. “I even used different handwriting so he’d have no idea that it was me. I can’t imagine what his reaction was. I wish I could have been there to see it.”