‘Bagel head’ saline injections are newest body art fad

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A new trend in body art has emerged in Japan known as the “bagel head,” The Sun reported.

The “bagel” look is created by injecting saline into the forehead until it swells up, and then pressing in the center of the swollen area with a thumb. The result gives the appearance that someone has a bagel stuck to their head.

According to the report, the process takes about two hours to complete, but lasts just 16 to 24 hours, after which the saline is absorbed by the body and the forehead shrinks to its normal size.

“Bagel head” and other body mods were featured on National Geographic’s show Taboo. The show also profiled a woman that quit her job as a lawyer to begin a drastic makeover that included head-to-toe tattoos, facial implants and piercings.

The trend was initially sparked in 1999 by the photographer and journalist Keroppy.