Skip to comments.Bagelheads Become the New Trend in Japanese Body Modification (VIDEO)
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 Its a relaxing sensation."
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Its kind of tingly and a building pressure that feels like its 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."
. . . and this is supposed to be attractive?
Gee, I was wondering what to get my teenage daughter for her birthday.
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.
Look more like donuts than bagels.
Mmmmmm... Bagels. \Homer
No one's mentioning they've got the James Arnes stare down pat.
Want a Hurtz Donut?
I am beginning to think that half the people on Earth are retards
Ah, the inscrotable Japanese. . . .
Though in some cases, "horrific" is a better description.
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.
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.
Maybe it’s cheaper or more effective than air bags
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 .....
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