Eyeball Shaving

Forget mascaras! To properly beautify your eye, you'd need to shave it. Here's the bizarre ancient Chinese art of eyeball cleaning:

The bizarre practice is dying out in China, but customers can still get the traditional treatment from the Mr Deyuan, who has been offering the service from his stand in a park in Chengdu city, Sichuan province, for the past seven years.

After holding the eye open and running his blade across the surface of the eyeball, the barber then inserts a small rod beneath the upper and lower lids and scrapes it back and forth.

Mr Deyuan will provide a head and face shave plus an eye cleaning for RMB5 - the equivalent of around 50 pence.

The Daily Mail has more pics that you should NOT see if you're squeamish about those sorts of things: Link (Photo: Imaginechina)


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I haven't gone to the link yet ...kind of afraid to, but it seems that this custom might have grown out of an actual need due to medical conditions, like maybe trachoma, where uncomfortable granules grow in your eyes and irritate them.
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