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Bagelheads Become the New Trend in Japanese Body Modification (VIDEO)
Global Post ^ | September 26, 2012 | Alexander Besant

Posted on 09/27/2012 12:02:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The Japanese have added another to their list of bizarre cultural phenomena: bagelheads.

"Bagelhead" is a form of extreme body modification that sees saline injected into the forehead causing swelling, after finally being pushed in the middle to form the shape of a bagel (see video below).

The Daily Mail said the process takes two hours and the bagel remains indented on the forehead for nearly a day.

The body eventually absorbs the saline and the forehead goes back to normal.

One client of a Tokyo body modification clinic told the Sun after having a giant needle plunged into her forehead that “It’s a relaxing sensation."

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“It’s kind of tingly and a building pressure that feels like it’s sending me to sleep.”

Vice said that the practice came to Japan around 2007.

However, the magazine said, it is actually one of the less extreme body modification practices taking place in Japan.

Things like amputation, ear pointing, and navel removal are also popular.

Despite the popularity of having a bagel on the forehead, other parts of the body can also have saline injections to hilarious effect.

The Sun reported that people even have "scrotal infusions."


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bagelhead; bagelheads; bagels; bodymodification; japan
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1 posted on 09/27/2012 12:03:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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. . . and this is supposed to be attractive?


2 posted on 09/27/2012 12:06:07 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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Gee, I was wondering what to get my teenage daughter for her birthday.


3 posted on 09/27/2012 12:07:56 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Olog-hai

Japs seem to have some insecurity about who they are and what they look like. From surgery to round out their eyes, dying their hair many different colors to this they seem not to feel comfortable about how they look.


4 posted on 09/27/2012 12:08:31 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: nickcarraway

Look more like donuts than bagels.


5 posted on 09/27/2012 12:09:13 PM PDT by Rokurota
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To: nickcarraway

Klingons?


6 posted on 09/27/2012 12:09:16 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

Ping


7 posted on 09/27/2012 12:09:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Mmmmmm... Bagels. \Homer


8 posted on 09/27/2012 12:13:26 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; JoeProBono

No one's mentioning they've got the James Arnes stare down pat.


9 posted on 09/27/2012 12:13:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: nickcarraway
I guess the desire to be unique, is a pretty powerful force in some people. Thanks be to God that I was spared this plague.

I can just imagine those kids in that photo saying" Pretty cool, huh?" LOL!
10 posted on 09/27/2012 12:15:13 PM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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Want a Hurtz Donut?


11 posted on 09/27/2012 12:15:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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I am beginning to think that half the people on Earth are retards


12 posted on 09/27/2012 12:15:33 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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13 posted on 09/27/2012 12:17:21 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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The Sun reported that people even have "scrotal infusions."

Ah, the inscrotable Japanese. . . .

14 posted on 09/27/2012 12:21:36 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Ah, so . . . stupid.)
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"I am beginning to think that half the people on Earth are retards "

Only half? Clearly you are far more of an optimism than I am.
15 posted on 09/27/2012 12:22:02 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: nickcarraway
I do see what the writer meant by "hilarious effect".

Though in some cases, "horrific" is a better description.

16 posted on 09/27/2012 12:24:51 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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Anything to be look different and stand out...Do they offer that at the tat parlors now?

Victim: “well officer, they had this weird donut shape on their foreheads.”

Officer: “yeah I know that gang.
The leader just has a doNUT hole on his.”

The DoNUT heads.


17 posted on 09/27/2012 12:30:33 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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How many people does it take to be a “trend”, according to the media? 3 or 5?

These pictures are several years old. So you figure that by now, lots of Japanese would look like this. Or, more likely, even the people in the original pictures have stopped looking like this.


18 posted on 09/27/2012 12:35:01 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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Maybe it’s cheaper or more effective than air bags


19 posted on 09/27/2012 12:36:28 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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Saline injected under the skin will be absorbed by the body soon afterwards. One time my cat lost some fluid and the quickest way for the vet was to do just that. This temporary treatment on the forehead is just that a fad.

I double dare these young Japanese for a breast implant like operation! Just think when they are 30 years older these sagging sacks will be drapping over their eyebrow or something .....


20 posted on 09/27/2012 12:36:50 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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