Bizarre Japan – Teeth Tattoos

Japanese teeth tatoo

Sometimes things come out of Japan that make you sit back and say “What were you thinking?” And since we already have Stacey handling everything that’s cute in Japan, why shouldn’t I look after everything that’s bizarre?

Today we’re going to talk about teeth tattoos (!)

What the what?

This particular beauty treatment may stem from the ohaguro days of blackened teeth, but putting tattoos on your teeth may be the next big thing in Japan.

I really can’t say it’s more attractive than the blackened teeth look which to me looked like someone just took a powerful right hook in the mouth, but it will certainly get you some attention.

It also strikes me as strange that these could be a hit among the Japanese. After all, don’t Japanese girls put their hand over their mouth when they laugh so that you can’t see their teeth? It makes me wonder who are actually going to notice these tattoos?

Here’s a very rough Google translation of a section of the XBrand article around the new fashion craze:

The dance on the teeth is not just a sparkling rhinestones. If a small charm, sits on the teeth, be telling the fashion message. “The freedom given to anything of what you like, the point where the fashionable fun of a tooth,” Mr. Watanabe.

Thanks Mr. Watanabe!

Anyway, if you are the type of person who has always dreamed of making it look like a lady bug is crawling around in your mouth, these teeth tattoos may be just what you’re waiting for!

Japanese teeth tattoos

Japanese girl with tooth tattoo

The Japan Trends article states: “The process of the teeth art is simple and safe enough according to the magazine, chosen items are attached to the tooth by a special glue, using LED light which simply fastens and dries the glue. The “tattoo” is easily removed after a few days (according to the information given at “Heart Dental Clinic” in Minato Ward in Tokyo) and in this way, you can freely design your personal combination and display different and unique smiles whenever you want.”

So what do you think? Cute or crazy?

4 Responses to “Bizarre Japan – Teeth Tattoos”

  1. tarabu  on September 27th, 2011

    Since they can be removed – totally cute. I can definitely see the allure of these for the kawaii club girls!

  2. Cristal  on November 14th, 2011

    That’s like the rhinestone/crystal jewel application you can get here…my sister did that for people, she had one for a while ;)

  3. Dental Implants Glendale  on December 14th, 2011

    I think it is crazy to make tattoos on teeth but nowadays tooth tattoo is popular not only in Japan but also in the USA as well. I think the teeth are meant to be clean and white in order to have a beautiful smile. Anyway thank you for sharing this information with everyone…

  4. girlfrommars  on December 30th, 2012

    i think teeth tats are great! especially cuz they can be removed. would be a good trend to take off in the uk for teens. i would let my daughter have one!


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