Corset Piercing – Bizarre Trend Sweeping UK as Surgeon Warns of Dangers

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‘Corset piercing’ is the latest craze sweeping the UK it involves sticking hoops into the skin and then threading them with ribbon

Forget tattoos, belly button piercings and Lady Gaga-style silicone implants, the latest craze in body modification is ‘corset piercing’ where metal rings are pierced into the skin and joined together with a ribbon to give a corset effect. (Pics)

 

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New Trend In Prison: Tattoo Your Eyes!

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Not for the squeamish! At first glance, it seems improbable and downright impossible, but inmates are actually attempting to stand out from the crowd by having ink injected into the whites of their eyes.  DamnCoolPics has a bit more information on the procedure…

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Extinked Art

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The Ultimate Holding Company, a British arts collective, offered tattoos of 100 endangered species to people who are committed to preserving them as a project they call Extinked. One hundred volunteers were chosen out of several hundred who applied to receive a tattoo. Those who made it through had written about why they deserved to be a “lifelong ambassador” for their species.

Joe Richardson, founding member of the collective, is confident that the social experiment will rouse people to action. He was surprised to see how personal the tattoos were to the volunteers, who touchingly described their relationship to their chosen species in their applications.

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Implantable Silicon-Silk Electronics Could Lead To LED Tattoos

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A clear silk film, about one centimeter squared, with six silicon transistors on its
surface about to be implanted into a mouse (Photo: Rogers/Omenetto)
 Tattooing dates back to at least Neolithic times and has experienced a resurgence in popularity in many parts of the world in recent years. Advancements in tattoo pigments and the refinement of tattooing equipment has seen in improvement in the quality of tattoos being produced. Today it’s possible to get ink that glows under UV light, but a new technology could see tattoos that emit their own light. Researchers have been able to build thin, flexible silicon electronics on silk substrates that almost completely dissolve inside the body, paving the way for embedded LED tattoos that offer much more than just aesthetic appeal.The devices are made of a thin film of silk on which silicon transistors about one millimeter long and 250 nanometers thick are placed…

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Laser “Tattoo” Technology Could Replace Sticky Labels On Produce

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Food ‘tattoos’ – an alternative to labeling fruit.

Those small and sometimes inconvenient sticky labels on produce may eventually be replaced by laser “tattoo” technology now being tested by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and University of Florida scientists.

 

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Going Bald? Get Your Head Tattooed

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Permanent Hair Does Not Need Combing 

A British firm is taking a disturbingly permanent solution to hair loss to the US.

Birmingham based HIS Hair Style uses what it describes as “a mild form of medical tattooing” to simulate the look of shaved or closely cropped hair. The company has announced that representatives will travel to San Francisco and Florida this summer to market the technique.

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Tattooed Cats in Russia

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Dazed and Tattooed

Still dazed after being anaesthetised for three hours, a pedigree pet is hauled upright to show off its new tattoo.

The controversial “body enhancement” was carried out on Mickey – a rare Canadian Hairless breed also known as a Sphynx cat.

His female owner was said to be delighted with the Tutankhamun design inked on to his chest at a tattoo parlour. She said: “I wanted something new and different for the times we live in.”

But horrified animal rights campaigners have slammed the sick fad in Moscow as barbaric – and fear it could catch on among wealthy pet owners in the West.

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Overzealous Lawmakers Want To Ban Eyeball Tattoos

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Will eyeball tattoos really every become trendy?

A new form of body art has uppity Oklahoma lawmakers working to ban the practice before it moves to the state. It’s called eyeball tattooing. Even tattoo shops across the metro don’t know what would propel someone to do something like this, and they say it’s unneeded legislation. Lawmakers argue that it’s a public health issue.

Tattooing, it’s a form of body art that’s been around for centuries. But it’s only been legal in Oklahoma for a couple years. It could soon be illegal for people to tattoo the white part of the eye known as the sclera.
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