Surgeon blasts new 'corset piercing' fad where pierced skin is pulled together with ribbons
Forget tattoos, belly button piercings and Lady Gaga-style silicone implants, the latest craze in body modification is 'corset piercing' where metal rings are pierced into the skin and joined together with a ribbon to give a corset effect.
The 'decoration', which can cost up to 300 pounds, can be applied to any area of the body where the skin is loose enough to pinch in order to thread a needle through - popular areas include the back, ribs and, in some cases, even the throat.
But a cosmetic surgeon has today warned of the dangers of the bizarre trend which is sweeping the UK, saying the scarring following the procedure can be 'absolutely horrendous'. [link to www.dailymail.co.uk]