Japan’s New Beauty Buzz – The Bagel-Head
Recently, something new and downright outlandish made its way in the mainstream in the form of bagels (or donut-shaped) foreheads. This ‘trend’ was recently documented on National Geographic’s series Taboo, where three body-modification enthusiasts from Japan, are filmed turning their foreheads into large donut-shaped lumps. (Source)
The process takes over two hours, where approximately 400cc of saline is injected into the forehead. That’s over 120 minutes of having a needle in one’s forehead! The bagel-effect however, is only temporary and only lasts between 16 to 24 hours.
As for the sensation or why they do it, a bagel-head enthusiast said that the injection causes a “slight stinging sensation” and a “building pressure that’s kind of slow and steady that feels like it’s putting me to sleep”.
This is a rather bizarre form of modification, but it’s also not the most extreme. What are your thoughts on this new ‘trend’ in Japan?