Jewel Eye- New Trend In Body Modification | tattoomomma.com
Some pictures.When it comes to body modification, new trends pop up all over the world literally! In The Netherlands, a new trend called “Jewel EYE” is becoming a fad fast, with the Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery offering this new procedure to fanciers.
For the people who are tired of the typical tattoos or piercings, they can now insert a piece of jewelry right into their eye! The surgical technique involves placing a tiny jewel design (about 3.5 mm) underneath a transparent layer of the eye, known as the conjunctiva. With Eye Jewels available in hearts, stars, music notes and four leaf clovers, there is a jewel for anyone who has the guts to put jewelry in their eye. The entire process takes about 15 minutes and ranges in price from $600-$1,200.
As crazy as it sounds, the Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery offers this and they say they stay booked up with appointments! They actually have a waiting list!
This is one body modification I am not so sure about. I understand that with any body modification there are pro’s and con’s, but I am not sure I would be willing to risk my eyesight for a cool trend. This is one form of modification that is not like any other. I mean, with a piercing, if it gets infected it can be removed. If the doctor inserting this jewel into the eye slips up and pokes the eye, your eyesight could be gone forever.