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*