Oh My God! Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, but bagels are meant to eaten for breakfast and not put on the forehead! The bizarre Japanese trend of injecting saline into the forehead and then depressing the swollen area with the thumb; to create the bagel effect, is taking body modifications to a whole new level.
In a treatment that lasts two hours, professional injects a saline drip into the forehead of the person. The swollen effect is temporary and lasts only for 16 to 24 hours, after which the body absorbs the saline. National Geographic’s serial Taboo reveals the process with the help of John, Marin and Scorpion. The trio shares their experience and explains the myriad sensations felt during the administration of the drip.
It takes about 400cc of saline to get the right kind of swelling on the forehead. Once done, the practitioner removes the needle and presses their thumb into the forehead to give it the prominent depression. Apparently this modification is popular with folks who indulge in extreme body modifications and was seen as early as the 1999 convention Modcon (extreme body modification) held in Toronto, Canada. So if you are up for some stinging sensation just for the sake of a ‘bagel head’, then get in touch with the artist Keroppy for your saline infusion.