What's the latest and greatest new fad in Japan? The Bagel Head. Apparently, people voluntarily want to look as if they've had bagels surgically implanted into their foreheads. Why? Good question. I can't see the aesthetic, ironic or creative draw to the procedure. It is shocking, though, and a little weird -- and that's probably the whole point.
Bagel heads get that way by having about 14 ounces of saline injected under the skin of their foreheads. The saline creates a round, domed mass. To get the bagel look (versus, say, the snowball look), the practitioner pushes his or her thumb deeply into the saline mound to cause an indentation. The indentation -- in fact, the whole bagel look -- lasts for under a day. Then, the saline is absorbed into the body and the person goes back to looking like a boring old human again.
So, do tell. Is this a look you've secretly been admiring? Or does the thought make you want to skip breakfast?