The phrase "beauty is pain" has stuck with me ever since I first watched Frenchy say it to Sandy in Grease. I don't flinch when a hairstylist pulls on my knots, because beauty is pain. I don't ask for numbing cream when I get injected, because beauty is pain (also, it takes too long to kick in). Deep nose extractions come with a warning from the facialist because, well, you know.
But there's a limit to how far you can take this motto — and that limit most certainly falls before death. Ahead, the extreme, dangerous, and insane beauty treatments of the past that'll make your next Brazilian seem like a luxurious treat.