People implanting bagels into their foreheads in new craze

Woman with a bagel head 
By: Moses Gold 

(Scroll down for video) A new craze has become popular among some people.

A new body art has become known in Japan, as the bagel head.

The bizarre appearance is created by injecting saline into the forehead until it swells, and then pressing on the center of the inflamed area with a thumb.

The result gives the impression that someone has stuck a donut-shaped bread into your head.

The process takes two hours to complete, but only lasts for 16 to 24 hours, after which the saline solution is absorbed by the body and the forehead sinks to its normal size.

In this video it shows three people undergoing the body modification process in a clinic in Tokyo.

It shows how a large needle, attached to a saline drip is inserted in the forehead.

"It kind of tingles and increases pressure, which feels like you're sending me to sleep," one of them

Once the forehead is completely swollen and the bagel has a hole they look in the mirror.

"I look delicious," one of them said.

The strange trend was triggered initially by photojournalist Keroppy in 1999.

He told a magazine: "I met Jerome, who was the person who pioneered saline infusions. We stayed in touch, and then finally experienced saline with him in 2003. He gave me permission to bring it to Japan."

Keroppy added: "There are practices that are much more extreme, for example, ear pointing, navel removal, amputation and Japanese traditional costume tattoos."