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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:48 PM
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EEEWWWWW - Eyeball Jewelry All The Rage


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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Body piercing and tattoos make way. The latest fashion trend to hit the Netherlands is eyeball jewelry.

Dutch eye surgeons have implanted tiny pieces of jewelry called "JewelEye" in the mucous membrane of the eyes of six women and one man in cosmetic surgery pioneered by an ophthalmic surgery research and development institute in Rotterdam.

The procedure involves inserting a 3.5 mm (0.13 inch) wide 1 piece of specially developed jewelry -- the range includes a glittering half-moon or heart -- into the eye's mucous membrane under local anaesthetic at a cost of 500 to 1,000 euros ($1,232).

"In my view it is a little more subtle than (body) piercing. It is a bit of a fun thing and a very personal thing for people," said Gerrit Melles, director of the Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery (www.NIIOC.nl ).

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=573&nci...

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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:50 PM
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1. As someone who wears contacts...EEEEEEEWWWWWWWWW
Who thought this would be a good idea? :scared:
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cheezus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:06 PM
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9. heh. as someone who wears glasses, that's what I think about contacts
ewww. man, I can hardly even watch anyone put their contacts in


but if it's medically safe and done correctly and doesn't impact vision, why not?
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:50 PM
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2. There was a bit on local news last night
...about women surgically mutilating their feet so they could wear ultra high Jimmy Choo spike heeled shoes without pain.

The women and the idiot doctor were all blonde, coincidentally.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:51 PM
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3. Sick!
I find tattoos and piercings lame, but this is just disgusting.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:55 PM
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10. careful
i love my tattoo :D
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KissMyAsscroft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:52 PM
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4. Oh man...

I went to get my haircut yesterday and there was this seriously hot girl working the counter, but she had these crazy eyelash extensions that were really think and her eyes looked INSANE. I couldn't even look at her face, she looked crazy. Bug googly blue eyes and four huge seperated eyelashes above each pupil.

Absolutely crazy looking.
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:54 PM
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5. It's all fun and games
until someone gets their eye pierced...gross!
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:20 PM
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6. In so many ways that is so freaking WRONG
WRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONG
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:24 PM
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7. Fuck that!
:hurts:
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:03 PM
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8. I won't be happy till I can get my trepanned hole pierced
:crazy:
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commander bunnypants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:01 PM
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11. It just looks painful
and remember Galen a roman physician was doing cataract sugery 2000 years ago. Seriously, I saw a special on it. Pretty darn gross.

DDQM
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:24 PM
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12. Dateline: Amsterdam. They must have some good stuff there...
...and I don't mean eyeball piercings... :smoke:
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KinkyDem Donating Member (748 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:46 PM
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13. Even for me, this is a bit over the top
Look, don't get me wrong, so long as these people aren't hitting the dole cause of this then more power to 'em but ewwwwww...

This goes right up there trepaning (sp) and penis splitting and tongue splitting and erotic amputations and ewwww ....

It looks pretty cool so long as you don't think about it too much.
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:33 PM
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16. What's trepaning?
Never heard of it.
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everythingsxen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:29 PM
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14. Gee sign me up...
I have never had anything pierced, so let me just run right out and get shit shoved in my eye..

:eyes:

Thanks but no thanks.
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:32 PM
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15. I'll stick with my tattoos, thanks.
I draw the line at permanently implanting metal things in my mucous membranes.
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:34 PM
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17. Well, soak the rich, I say
because you can't get poor folks to pay for shit like this!
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:35 PM
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18. Gee...Let me see.....Should I buy
that new 21" plasma Monitor or get a piece of silver STUCK IN MY EYE!!

Decisions, Decisions

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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:44 PM
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19. I have a big enough problem with contacts!
Screw THAT!
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:49 PM
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20. I know I am alone here, but I think it is f#@king cool
I'm not into body modification on , but I love them on other people.
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