It’s never been a secret that Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro is attracted to the dark side. From his fascination with tattoos to ongoing dalliances with the porn industry, Navarro has never shied away from his more hedonistic interests.

While Navarro is rarely one to turn down a promotional opportunity, he’s kept his recent foray into the extreme world of body suspension relatively quiet.

For the uninitiated, body suspension is the very complex and potentially dangerous practice of being literally suspended from hooks through temporary body piercings. Navarro recently performed his first suspension with noted expert Steve Truitt, allowing the moment to be documented through video and photographs.

As expected, the resulting video is intense to say the least, and might be too gruesome for some viewers to bear, so watch with caution. Find more information (and some gnarly photos of Navarro’s suspension) on

Navarro and Jane’s Addiction are currently on the “Theatre of Escapists Tour,” which wraps up on the West Coast at the end of October.

Jane’s Addiction will perform September 8th at the Doheny Days Music Festival happening September 8th and 9th at Doheny State Beach, along with The Flaming Lips, Jimmy Eat World, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Santigold, Rebelution, Steel Pulse, Delta Spirit, Milo Greene, Beats Antique, The White Buffalo, Anuhea, and more.

–Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local

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