Would you pay money to look like this? PERMANENTLY!
Apparently the hot new ish is body modification… to the ears:
It’s a trend that points back to the days of Mr. Spock on “Star Trek.” ABC’s “Good Morning America” reports that some young sci-fi fans in Arizona are taking their obsession with the show to a new level, actually cutting open the tips of their ears and having the cartilage sculpted into tiny, elf-inspired points.
Body modification artist Steve Haworth of Phoenix told ABC he’s noticed more people looking to channel their inner elves, coming to him to perform the irreversible procedure, which costs $600.
“There’s a lot of people out there who have an inner vision of themselves and they want to express that to the world around them,” Haworth told ABC. “I’m very happy to be an artist that can provide that kind of work.”
But pursuing an impish likeness can be dangerous business. Some doctors warn that sculpting cartilage can lead to ear deformities and dangerous infections that can destroy ears within a matter of days, ABC reported.
Unlike tattoos and piercings, the procedure is also irreversible, not to mention painful. Haworth, who’s not a licensed doctor, is not allowed to administer anesthesia while he works. He said he’ll only do the surgery on people over 18.
This is just nuts. It’s like the Halloween costume you can never take off!!! Who does that?