Body piercing and tattoos make way — the latest fashion trend to hit the Netherlands is eyeball jewellery.
Dutch eye surgeons have implanted tiny pieces of jewellery called “JewelEye” in the mucous membrane of the eyes of six women and one man in cosmetic surgery pioneered by an ophthalmic surgery research and development institute in Rotterdam.
The procedure involves inserting a 3.5 mm (0.13 inch) wide piece of specially developed jewellery — the range includes a glittering half-moon or heart — into the eye’s mucous membrane under local anaesthetic at a cost of 500 to 1,000 euros (270 to 540 pounds).
This is simply mad. First it was tatoos and they had them everywhere, then it was piercing and they didn’t leave one tiny part of the human body without putting a hole into it, then came tongue splitting which happily didn’t spread that much and now it’s eye jewellery.
What’s next in this mad series of body mutilation?
Maybe cutting off pieces of our bodies will become hip soon!
[More: Yahoo! News]