I just don't see that working and like everyone else, I've watched this technique on other videos
How come the barb doesn't just shred the skin?
I have used this on two people, one a guy who called me on the lake to come help him get a rattletrap hook out of his hand and another I hooked in the back of the head with a 4/0 Gamakatsu fishing three in a boat with Carolina rigs. Both of them said they didn't feel a thing when I popped the hook out. The guy with the hook in his head is just mad at me for not taking a picture of it first.