Thanks to Mara for giving me a heads up about eye jewelry
. This is jewelry attached to a contact lens that you wear dangling from your eye. It's real in the sense that artist Eric Klarenbeek
really has designed examples of this concept. However, it isn't real in the sense that anyone actually goes around wearing this stuff (at least, I don't think they do). What I can't figure out is how people could blink with a piece of metal sticking out of their eye. Note that eye jewelry is different from eyeball jewelry
(the latter is inserted into the eye itself).
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Not to mention that I'm a little surprised that a soft lense would withstand having a piece of wire (with additional decorative bits) attached. And a quick comparison with the B&W pics that Stork is referring to with my own lenses, these lenses look like standard soft lenses. Not oversized at all!
These dangling thingies look very unpleasant to me, but then, so do tattoos, piercings, scarification, tongue splitting, breast implants, botox injections, and all those other body modifications that are all the rage these days.
But none of those things force you to take the risk of having your eye put out by a wire when someone bumps into you. No, not even the piercings.....
So I gotta say this is worse. Boy, nothing is so stupid that some grant-hungry art/fashion fag won't try it, huh?
If that were the case we wouldn't have piercings.
How the heck can this be considered visually appealing? This is incredibly dangerous, scary and not even attractive! Ugh!
I would say in all honesty, that this is either totally fake... or is not really what it says it is... lol
I wear contacts, and if anything is even slightly odd/off about them, they scratch and burn like hell...
Attaching anything to them like this, would only make them very very uncomfortable, since it would make the lens drift down your eye from gravity, or would get in the way of your blinking... >_>