Saturday, April 11, 2015

J is for Japanese Bagel Head

My friend Sarah Summerlin from Amycake and the Dude has been SO supportive of my A to Z Challenge that she has supplied me with not just one, but TWO Pinterest pins to face my challenge. Isn't she a darling?!

She wanted me to try this:





Oh, those wacky Japanese young people! What will they think of next?!

The "Bagel Head" look has been around for probably 15 years or so, according to an article in Huffington Post, and it's come to the forefront only because of a segment on National Geographic Channel's series "Taboo" in 2012. 

According to everyone's favorite source, Wikipedia, the body modification procedure is only done by a very few in the Japanese underground scene, and most Japanese have never heard of it, much less seen anyone sporting the look (I'm going to guess that would include my sweet blog friend Romi at In The Way Everylasting, unless THAT'S the reason why I can't get her to post a picture of herself on her blog? Hmmmm). The "bagel" is created by injecting saline under the skin of the forehead, then pushing down in the center to create the bump. The saline then slowly absorbs into the body, and the bump disappears in 18-24 hours. 

I may not be a teenager any more, or Japanese, but I think I can pull this look off.



NAILED IT! PINTEREST WIN, BABY!!!


48 comments:

  1. Lol
    But what is with that look and how come its there from 15 years !
    These humans persons are most mysterious creatures ( sorry just saw the movie - home)

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    1. It's just lovely, isn't it? I can't imagine how they come up with this stuff.
      I want to see Home so I can see Imran's credit!

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  2. You are SUCH SUCH FUN! This is AMAZING and you are hilarious :D But EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

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    1. I AM fun! The second I got that pin from Sarah, I KNEW I was going to find a way to do it!

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  3. And to think we're related. . . Hahahaha!

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  4. Kind of weird ... Anyway, I'm dropping in from a shout out to your blog on Rosie Amber's blog RosieAmber.wordpress.com.

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    1. Know what was weirder? Having a toe ring stuck in my nose! Thanks for dropping by! I've got a lot of catching up to do on my blog reading. I'll be over to visit you soon!

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  5. This is the best thing I've seen all week. Sorry all other bloggers.

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  6. This is definitely something new to me! Very new... I cannot grasp how anyone would want to do that to themselves...YIKES found you via RosieAmber shout out
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    1. I can't either, Maria! That saline bulge is HUGE. Ick! Thank you so much for stopping by! I'll be around to visit you very soon!

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  7. LOL!! You totally rock that bagel, Dyanne! I was actually familiar with the bagel head, I've seen it on a documentary on body modifications. Still, yikes!!

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    1. I've just notices, you're missing the yellowing pointy teeth in your picture :-)

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    2. I drew the line at the pointy teeth, the shaved eyebrows and the wacky contact lenses. Did you see the National Geographic Channel documentary? You know, the hardest part of this challenge was getting the bagel to stay on my forehead!

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  8. OK, you win. That has to be the most...uh...uh...uh, unusual thing I've ever seen. And I majored in cultural anthropology in college! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Go big or go home! When I decided to do a Pinterest challenge theme, I had NO idea what I could be getting into! Thank you so much for stopping by! I'll be making the rounds soon!

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  9. hahahaha you make a wicked fierce bagel head!
    Yet another trend I do not get. At all.
    Oh, Japan, who hurt you?

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    1. I think I could have taken that look to the street, but bagel crumbs kept falling into my eyes.
      I think there are a lot of Japanese youth with too much money and too much time.

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  10. you are the coolest of course you rocked the bagel ---- I am LOL here -

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    1. Thanks, Marisa! I truly believe not everyone can wear a bagel nearly as well as I can!

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    1. Isn't it? I wish you could see that I replicated the red at the corners of my eyes, because I have been left with bright pink streaks there to show for it.

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  12. I want to know how you got that bagel to stick and is that a xanax on your tongue?! Hahaha snort hahaha!

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    1. With a bobby pin and a prayer and it's an earring that I was terrified I would swallow.

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  13. LOL!
    I've NEVER heard of 'bagel head' before!
    Your photo will haunt me, making me burst into laughter.

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    1. Tell the truth, Romi! You've got a bagel bump on your forehead RIGHT NOW!

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    1. Thank you! I had a little too much fun recreating this look! I'm especially fond of my Dollar Store red hairpiece!

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  15. I prefer your bagel look! Glad I dropped by on the A-Z!

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    1. Those contacts absolutely creep me out! I have limits as to what I will do for my art :)

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  16. I prefer your bagel look as well. That body modification is too extreme! New follower.

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    1. Mine is a fashion statement AND a snack! Thank you so much for coming by!

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  17. OMG, you wonderful human, you! You DID nail it! The eye make-up and all! You ROCK!

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    1. Sarah! My muse! Thank you! I was really bummed the red streaks at the corners of my eye didn't show in the picture, because I worked hard on those and have the lipstick stains next to my eyes to show for it!

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    2. Oh, I'm going to look more carefully! What is on your tongue? A corn pop? Sometimes I think Dyanne is not THAT scottian. And then you do this.

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    3. It is a sparkly gold earring. The post doesn't show in the picture. I was terrified I would swallow it by accident.
      My secondary Clark shows through quite a bit, but I guess deep down, I really AM a Scott!

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    4. Which reminds me, Clark hasn't weighed in on this post yet. I eagerly await....

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  18. Just when I thought I couldn't love you more...

    You are certainly all in with this A-Z challenge!

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    1. Go big or go home! I had a toe ring stuck in my nose, for crying out loud!

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  19. WHAT THE WHA? Why on EARTH is there a bagel in her FOREHEAD? if I click on that article, will it tell me the significance of this really sick look? And oh my gosh that girl... terrifying.

    Sarah found this one for you? BWHAHAHA! Go Sarah!! Brilliant. SO funny!

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    1. The Buzzfeed article doesn't say much. Mostly just a picture, plus several more, most of them more disturbing than the one I posted.
      Yes, SARAH found it. Bet she didn't think I'd really do it....

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  20. This cracks me up. I first saw the photo of you on FB and I was like, what is Dyanne up to now?!?! This is equally hilarious and terrifying. But hey, at least yours come with breakfast?!

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    1. Thank you, Natalia! I just couldn't resist the dare!

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