For those people who live on the very edge of the body mod subculture, tattoos and body piercings, however edgy, may become passe sometime soon. For the hard core crowd, therefore, eye jewelry may become the next frontier in cosmetic body modification.
Since 2004, eye surgeons at the Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery have been implanting a tiny pieces of jewelry called a "JewelEye" under the surfaces of eyes.
The procedure involves inserting a 3.5 mm (0.13 inch) wide piece of specially developed jewelry (the range includes a glittering half-moon or heart) into the eye’s sclera. The implant is made of platinum and it can be molded in all kinds of desired shapes and sizes.
Check out the video to see how the scary procedure is done. Be warned that the video is very graphic.