An alarming number of young adults are intentionally cutting their ears to appear like Hobbits or Star Trek’s Mr. Spock. ABC news says the surgery is painful and the one body modification change that you can’t take back.
The “elf look” trend came to light in the AARP magazine and is most popular on the west coast. Doctors say the “cartilage cutting” procedure is dangerous because it can lead to severe infections
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Here’s a quick backstory on how bad the ears bother Leonard Nimoy on the show, and his were fake!