I just got sent a link from Weird Asia News on the “baglehead” body modification trend in Japan. I must say, it’s pretty unattractive.
Apparently the “baglehead” body modification requires a saline solution drip that is used to cause inflammation and swelling in various parts of the body. The results speak for themselves.
Horrifyingly horrible certainly comes to mind.
Why would anyone want to do this? The only exploitation I can imagine is that it looks like the person in imitating certain Japanese Oni folklore style making themselves look like an ogre or troll.
It apparently wears off in 24 hours.
Inflating facts from The Vine:
- The professional body piercer will use a saline bag, tube and needle. It works in a similar way to a hospital drip, so the bag needs to be raised above the body part picked for puffing.
- Body inflator’s never make their own saline solution and steer clear of tap water, due to the risk of infection.
- The needle is placed under the skin but not in a vein – or the build-up of pressure could mean exploding blood vessels.
- While it’s not that dangerous, some people who’ve done it regularly have found their skin has permanently expanded.
- The most interesting place to inflate is the forehead, as the taut skin means the effects are extremely obvious.
- Inflatees can prod the inflated lumps to make them look more interesting.
And since that completely terrifies me; to relax, here are some cat/bagel pictures.
So what do you think? Completely crazy?
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