I’m definitely never letting my kids do this, though I guess they could use the threat of it to bargain for a tattoo….

The latest fashion must-have: eyeball jewellery

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Body piercing and tattoos make way — the latest fashion trend to hit the Netherlands is eyeball jewellery.

Dutch eye surgeons have implanted tiny pieces of jewellery 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 piece of specially developed jewellery — the range includes a glittering half-moon or heart — into the eye’s mucous membrane….

“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.

[Thanks Lyn!]

[To the tune of Led Zeppelin, “Fool In The Rain,” from the album Box Set (Disc 4).]