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Ok , so they do not look nearly as cool as the Klingons , but basically the Japanese bagelheads look like they came from a galaxy far far away . For some reason , injecting saline into the forehead is becoming an increasingly popular trend in the land of the rising sun .

Bagelheads been around for years , but recently they have caused international controversy after body modification technique was featured in National Geographic program taboo . Three men underwent the procedure bagelhead in Tokyo , under the supervision of an expert and the watchful eyes of some body modification enthusiasts . They had large needle inserted into their foreheads with saline which dripped slowly forming a sort of reservoir . When built up enough salt under the skin creating a nice bulge , the only body mod master pressed his thumb on it to give it that coveted bagel shape . For some reason , each of the three topics seem pretty happy to have a deformed head .

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The bagelhead trend was brought to Japan by changing body photographer Ryoichi ” Keroppy ” Maeda in 2007 , when he set up a team and started making infusions forehead . He first saw the strange craft in 1999 , with a spectacular body modification in Toronto . He experienced it himself in 2003 , and later asked permission from the artist who perfected the technique to bring it to Japan . And the rest , as they say , is history …

Keroppy says that as long as it done right , the technique poses no risk bagelhead . After all it is just salt being injected into the forehead and then gradually absorbed by the body . It takes around two hours for the forehead large waves well and the effect is lost in just 16-24 hours . Japanese photographer saying that many of his friends pumped their heads with a solution many times , but each time went back to their normal skin .

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Apparently, bagelheads is really popular in Japan these days, and there are even organized bagelhead parties about twice a year. And the forehead is not the only thing full of salt to inject them either. Keroppy says his party many guys have scrotal infusions as well as …

Asked why people resort to such extreme body modification strategy, said Ryoichi it is because people with this kind of stuff is always looking for ways to set themselves apart from the crowd, and because “we all enjoy being freaks for a night”.