Undertoad Monday Jan 24 12:04 PM
1/24/2005: Eyeglasses piercing
Roosta Monday Jan 24 12:24 PM
Urgh! I'd be too worried about walking into a door or falling over. Still, at least they won't slide down his nose..
Trilby Monday Jan 24 12:37 PM
This idea is beyond stupid. Not to sound like anyone's mama, but piercing the bridge of your nose is dangerous. Very close to brain tissue and potential for infection is huge. Stupid, stupid, stupid!
Beestie Monday Jan 24 12:49 PM
Trilby Monday Jan 24 01:05 PM
warch Monday Jan 24 01:10 PM
I want to see them in the flip up position.
Troubleshooter Monday Jan 24 01:13 PM
I'm wating for the first fist fight.
glatt Monday Jan 24 01:35 PM
I think they look cool.
chainsaw Monday Jan 24 01:46 PM
This makes me gag. As a person who wears glasses, I question how one would clean them without gouging ones eyeballs out? Or yanking on the lenses too hard and causing more injury. Also, I know a stupid person that had that part of his nose pierced and his body didn't like it. The barbell eventually worked its way through his skin and fell off. Now he has a big ugly scar. Why are people so stupid?!
Happy Monkey Monday Jan 24 02:09 PM
There was a character in some William Gibson book who had mirrored sunglasses implanted around her eyes. That would be a pretty cool look - for someone other than me.
glatt Monday Jan 24 02:27 PM
I remember the same book. She didn't like people touching her implants because the fingerprints were a pain, and someone ended up going for her implants in a fight. There were an achilles heel.
Wormfood Monday Jan 24 03:03 PM
Buckethead Monday Jan 24 03:37 PM
This guy should stay away from pullover sweaters.
jaguar Monday Jan 24 03:56 PM
Wearing them whie asleep seems a tad too far though, I'd be terrified of rolling over and waking up screaming in a pool of blood or something. I get the feeling he sleeps alone somehow.
404Error Monday Jan 24 05:37 PM
Not only the dificulty sleeping with them and cleaning them but what about when he comes from the cold outside into a warm room and they fog up?
Troubleshooter Monday Jan 24 05:39 PM
Maybe the implants are actually just the mounting studs like those people with prosthetic faces get. Just clip the glasses on.
magilla Monday Jan 24 07:05 PM
So who's the piercing whore that did the job? If there's any professionalism or professional organization in that trade, the person should be outcast. Some things just seem to go too far, and it certainly isn't a tatoo-artist's job to be mucking around with prescription lenses.
wolf Monday Jan 24 09:42 PM
I am taking a few moments here to be grateful of two things ...
Elspode Monday Jan 24 11:17 PM
I couldn't possibly want to see badly enough to do that to myself. I'd get a seeing eye bimbo or something first.
lumberjim Tuesday Jan 25 12:56 AM
good things get better, bad things get worse.....ugly things get uglier.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Jan 25 05:25 AM
It's art. About as stupid as much "art" is these days.
Roosta Tuesday Jan 25 05:38 AM
Is it just me, or have they done a real good job of lining the little connecting bar up to his face? Those lenses are about as pissed as me on new years eve!
Syrinx Wednesday Jan 26 03:01 AM
A couple things from the linked article. First, he's unable to wear contacts, for whatever reason. He says that he sleeps and showers with the glasses on. No mention of how he cleans them. However, taking them on/off requires getting out a little screwdriver and removing them from his face! About 5-10 mins work - he believes that's comperable to contact lenses. I beg to differ, at least for removal.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Jan 26 12:46 PM
If he gets contacts he can use the hole for;
Syrinx Wednesday Jan 26 12:51 PM
Okay, that's just scary!
404Error Wednesday Jan 26 04:44 PM
I'd bet if that had a plug you could make toast on it!
Troubleshooter Wednesday Jan 26 05:00 PM
I'm not uncomfortable with people wanting to express themselves, but damn people, just damn.
Roosta Wednesday Jan 26 05:40 PM
I'm sure there would be problems in future with the bar migrating through bone/skin and all the focus problems that would accompany it. I think i'd rather keep shoving them north with a finger.
capnhowdy Wednesday Jan 26 08:33 PM
"But surely you wouldn't hit a guy with glasses,would you?"
dar512 Wednesday Jan 26 10:08 PM
dragonett Friday Jan 28 12:39 PM
I just have to stir the pot. my ears are pierced at the very upper part and I wear small curved barbells there. I got tired of having a sore ear from jamming one of those earbud things for the cell phone in my ear. so I put an aligater clip on it and now when I stay on the phone for long periods of time I clip the earbud to my earring.
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Jan 29 12:33 AM
What could be better than functional as well as decorative.
limey Sunday Jan 30 06:10 PM
footfootfoot Sunday Jan 30 09:54 PM
I spend the better part of my day being sure (or trying to) not to pierce, saw, drill, hammer, screw, nail or otherwise perforate my body. It works better when the juices stay inside and the bacteria, sawdust, metal filings etc, stay outside.
Yharr Thursday Feb 10 02:34 PM
I could imagine setting the piercing so that rather than having a screw attachment, setting a countersunk magnetic attachment point, so you just click each side of the glasses on or off, and you could have multiple styles but with the same magnetic attachment point. Prescription sunglasses, etc. And if someone punches you they'll just fall off. These countersunk magnets are strong enough to keep sunglasses clipped to the appropriate frames on a speedboat, so I think that would work out quite nicely.
wolf Thursday Feb 10 02:37 PM
But what if they made you crosseyed, like the Optigrab?
Yharr Thursday Feb 10 02:42 PM
wear one side as an eyepatch to correct the lazy eye. for that matter, this could usher in a new era of anti-symmetry what with wearing mismatched specs...
Troubleshooter Thursday Feb 10 02:50 PM
jaguar Thursday Feb 10 03:08 PM
even better, just embed the magents under the skin..
lookout123 Thursday Feb 10 03:10 PM