Still from Dave Hurban's iDermal video depicting his body modification.
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New Jersey tattoo artist Dave Hurban just couldn't stand the thought of being away from his music, so he implanted four magnets into his arm to hold his iPod Nano in place without a strap.

According to the International Business Times, to attach the iPod to his skin, "Hurban took the end of the magnets and attached them to the end of the iPod, which clicked in place with the magnets implanted into his skin."

Hurban said, getting the four magnets under his skin that hold the iPod in place was a fairly typical process in the body piercing world. “Those magnets are actually called micro-dermal anchors,” Hurban told Digital Trends, “and in body piercing they are very common. The tops are actually just 5 millimeter magnetic tops.”

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Hurban went on to say this wasn't even the most painful piercing he has. 

Hurban documented his entire piercing experience as part of his iDermal project

According to the New York Daily News, Hurban said the magnets are so strong that the Nano actually stays in place while he is jogging. 

Hurban told Digital Trends, even if Apple comes out with a new iPod, he will not change his original body modification design. He explained, “When people see this, it’s like they’ve seen something that no one else has done, ever, it’s just such a crazy concept. And it almost takes them a little bit of time to grasp. I actually am the inventor of the strapless watch.”

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