Newest Body Modification Fad!

The latest body modification fad . . . kind of grosses me out.

It’s called “knots.”

Yes, it’s actual KNOTS, tied in a special silicone-type twine, that are embedded UNDER THE SKIN *eep* of the recipient. There are various kinds of knots that can be made–sailor’s, square, embroidery, half-hitch, and so forth–that make various bulges similar to piercing but different, as they’re veiled by a thin layer of bluish or pinkish skin, with or without veining.

The latest upgrade to this is twine with little LED lights rated for a million watt-hours, so that your knots actually GLOW. Popular ways to wear this style include as a bracelet or anklet (think the tattooed rose fence, but made into glowing barbed wire), as ear or eyebrow “outlines,” and as necklaces. The lights currently can be red, blue, green, or orange, but more colors are supposed to be forthcoming. One popular variation is rings–engagement rings with large fancy embroidery French knots that are embedded with pure white LEDs to simulate flashing diamonds are very hot right now.

Gad! I wonder if you can still have all the various kinds of medical scans while wearing these. The placement of the knots is an outpatient procedure, minor surgery, done laparoscopically so as not to leave scars. But still!

*goes off muttering like a crazy hag*

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Author: shalanna

Shalanna: rhymes with "Madonna" and "I wanna," and is not a soundalike with "Hosanna" or "Sha-Na-Na." Aging hippie with long hair, husband, elderly mother, and yappy Pomeranian. I've been writing since I could hold a crayon. I started with fiction, which Mama said was "lying." “Don’t tell stories,” she would admonish, in Southern vernacular. “That's all in your imagination!” When grownups said this, they were not approving. So, shamed, I stopped telling stories for a few years--rather, I stopped letting anyone read them. I'm married to a fellow computer nerd who doesn't really like hearing about writing, but who reads sf/fantasy and understands the creative drive. I'm actually a nonconformist/hippie still wearing bluejeans and drop earrings and the Alice-in-Wonderland hair with headbands and sandals. Favorite flavor is chocolate/orange, favorite color is either Dreamsicle orange (cantaloupe) or bubble-gum pink, favorite musical is either Bye Bye Birdie, Rocky Horror, or The Producers . . . wait, I also love The Music Man. Is this getting way too specific and irrelevant yet? Obvious why I don't sell a ton of flash fiction, isn't it? To define oneself, I always say, it is good to make a list. How about a booklist? Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird Frank and Ernestine Gilbreth, Cheaper by the Dozen C.S.Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (all the Narnia books) J.R.R.Tolkien,The Hobbit/LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy Gail Godwin, The Odd Woman F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby J. D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye (before dismissing it, actually read it) George Orwell, 1984 Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle Donna Tartt, The Secret History Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn James Allen, As A Man Thinketh Mark Winegardner, Elvis Presley Boulevard James Thurber, My Life and Hard Times The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum Winnie-the-Pooh/House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie The KJV and NIV Bible (each translation has its glories)

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