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Something's Fishy About The Fish Pedicure

Something's Fishy About The Fish Pedicure

By now, you have likely heard about the fish pedicure being performed by a Virginia salon (since getting so much press, it is now being offered in other salons, including one in central Ohio). Toothless carp eat the dead skin off your feet, which, according to much of the coverage, is "natural" and "perfectly healthy." But according to Nails Magazine, the practice "is contrary to all standards and beliefs of the International Nail Technicians Association (INTA) and its Pedicure Equipment Cleaning and Disinfecting Procedures." According to coverage of the service in the media, it's sanitary but no products are used in order to protect the health of the fish — but the INTA is more concerned that the salons aren't disinfecting the fish tank properly.

In other ridiculous animal-related beauty service news, Tyra had Ada Barack, purveyor of the snake massage in Israel, on her show and completely freaked out. To watch the clip,


ICYMI: Snake Massage on Tyra


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lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
eww eww eww, not only is that crazy disgusting, but fish freak me out so this is a double *wtf* for me...
thelorax thelorax 8 years
Ohhh my goodness, I would have freaked out too, just watching that video made my skin crawl!! And I think having fish eat my dead skin would, too. Bleh.
Renee3327 Renee3327 8 years
Gross...why not just get a normal pedicure? It generally gets the job done perfectly fine.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
MzFashnFreak216 MzFashnFreak216 8 years
Eeewwww! What are people thinking? This is insane!
lilCROAT03 lilCROAT03 8 years
wouldn't the fish tickle helluva lot more than a metal scrubber just getting the job done in 2 min rather than 30 min feedings?
SmileyFace26 SmileyFace26 8 years
I saw the fish eating the dead skin and I was intrested and they I thougth about the cleaning of the water and all the other gross stuff. I will not be doing this anytime soon.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
So sick.
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 8 years
OMG I'm terrified of snakes-I am not sleeping tonight thanks to that video!!
emalove emalove 8 years
kahribar kahribar 8 years
Ummmmm, yea, ewwwwww on both accounts!!!!!
JustSomeChick JustSomeChick 8 years
That is freaking disgusting!!! Who in their right mind would do this??
0037sammie 0037sammie 8 years
Lol, no wonder WHY she freaked...thats gross!
CYL CYL 8 years
EW...seriously? I don't need fish eating my dead skin...gross
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