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Body modification goes to a new extreme; Eyeball jewelry and tattooed teeth

Tattooed teeth or 'Tattheeth'
Tattooed teeth or 'Tattheeth'

Tattoos have been around pretty much since the dawn of time. As a matter of fact the art of body modification is nothing new in general. From tattoos to body piercing people who are always searching for the next trend to alter their bodies.

Eye jewelry implants hit the market in 2013 with a piece of platinum being inserted into the eyeball. Called 'Safesight Jewelry' it's like taking a small metal piece and sticking it into your eye. Not near your cornea so that it affects your vision but on top of the eye. Is it safe? Probably not, since the jewelry is not FDA approved this is what the American Academy of Ophthalmology has to say about it:

The American Academy of Ophthalmology has not identified sufficient evidence to support the safety or therapeutic value of this procedure," said Philip R. Rizzuto, M.D., ophthalmologist and communications secretary for the Academy. "It urges consumers to avoid placing in the eye any foreign body or material that is not proven to be medically safe or approved by the FDA."

But hey, if you don't want to pierce your eyes, how about teeth tattoos?

Ditch the blinged out grills and get something more permanent with 'tatteeth'. A dentist in CT has been tattooing teeth for well over a decade now so it makes you wonder why it hasn't become more mainstream. 'Tatteeth' is all about getting personalized art work on your pearly whites that lasts; well until your teeth fall out. The reason behind this is that 'tatteeth' is for people who already have bad teeth and are due for a dental crown. The impression of the bad tooth is made and then it is sent over to the dental lab where the art is done. Just like a regular crown, it will last several years.

Dentists apply crowns for function and appearance and with a tattooed tooth the appearance takes first priority over function. If you have a discolored tooth and are due for a dental crown, a tattooed tooth may not be for you. But who knows? This may just be your thing.

Unlike eye jewelry implants, getting tattoo teeth is completely harmless and safe. So what do you think? Is body modification going to extremes now? Would you ever get 'tatteeth' or eye jewelry implants?

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