We express ourselves in many ways: Clothing, hairstyles, singing, friends, art, dancing, voting. Every choice we make says something about us. Sometimes we communicate what we’re feeling in subtle ways, like our choice of clothing.

Other times we broadcast our feelings in more obvious ways–for instance, by joining the Bagel Head club. I don’t care what personal message these disturbed people are trying to tell the world—what I hear them say is “slather butter on my forehead.”

Bageling is the latest body modification trend in Tokyo. A technician injects 400cc of saline into his customers’ foreheads, then presses his thumb into the center of the protrusion to complete the bagel effect. The bulge disappears in 16 hours, leaving just enough time for a night on the town and breakfast .