posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 02:07 PM
LOL! That's pretty funny in my opinion.
The fact that it is a TEMPORARY body modification process that only lasts one day is probably the biggest appeal.
Also note that it isn't very popular outside of Japan. The Japanese mind is perhaps the most foreign concept to Westerners. They are a delightfully
However, when you are living in a city of 13 Million people crammed into 2000 square kilometers (or for the Metrically-challenged, that's about .75
square miles), making yourself different and finding your individuality becomes far more important than it is the in the West. When you are but one in
a vast sea of many, you'll do anything to stand out and be memorable.
My 12 year old daughter is begging both her mother and I to allow her to get Ear Pointing Modification done so that she can have Elven Ears. It's
apparently a rapidly growing form of Body Mod in the West. It seems odd to me, but it is something that my daughter feels very strongly about and is
truly important to her. I asked her to explain and she said that "it's important for my body to represent who I feel that I am. Inside, I'm an Elf.
Therefore, my body outside should be Elven too." Who am I to argue with that? It's her body, her choice, no matter how odd it may be to me. However,
that doesn't change the fact I told her she had to wait until she was 18.
Post-Script: I showed this to a friend and he decided he wanted this done so that it would look like he had Demon Horns on his head. He did point out
that the possibilities for this procedure instead of using prosthetics in costumes is unlimited. I guess that's true.