When we were teenagers I remember my brother coming home from dental surgery with a plastic container holding his four extracted wisdom teeth, blood and bits of flesh still clinging to the roots. I thought it was so cool. So did he, if his proud grin was any indication.
I’m having a wisdom tooth pulled tomorrow. I would like to keep the tooth and make intimidating jewelry out of it. Bone jewelry sends men running in a panic and women twirling their hair with arousal. I could tell people that it’s my own tooth I wear as a talisman imparting me with wisdom, or I could say it’s a souvenir I pulled from the jaw of my vanquished enemy, similar to this guy:
a warrior knows how to accessorize.
Some ideas I have are the tooth ring:
and the tooth necklace:
A man moving through the world without apology should adorn himself with powerful symbols of virility. If I engender a hint of disgust and fear in women who see me wearing teeth jewelry, I’ll know I’m projecting the right image. Running tight game is a breeze when people think you’re a warlord.