Lady Gaga’s prosthetics and new trend for Elf Ears: the world has got even madder

By Aisling | April 20 2011 | 23 Comments

The world has officially got even madder than it was before if that were possible.

First we had Lady Gaga with her improbable facial growths.  They just grew, she insisted, and has refused to confirm that they are prosthetics.  Maybe she thought she could fool us into thinking that her new single, Born This Way,  does not once again copy the pants off Madonna?

And this week news of a new trend popped into our mailboxes from the farflung and crazy reaches of the good old L of A. When I say trend here I mean it in the loosest possible way.  I mean it in the same way that I believe that Lady Gaga didn’t borrow those stick on face bumps from the props department of the Enterprise Holo Deck and did in fact grow them herself.

Anyway this trend is for Elf Ears.  Apparently films like Lord of the Rings have sparked such a copy cat frenzy among the deeply disturbed and nerdy amongst us that they are actually getting their ears shaped into pointy yokes in the misguided hope that they will somehow transform themselves into Orlando Bloom.

People it aint gonna happen.  And the situation is even more dire because the process is practically irreversable – it slices through capillaries, nerves and the like and is pretty serious.  One plastic surgeon has likened the process to dogs getting their ears docked – it’s that stupid and that painful (he’s also wittily called the process dobermanplasty).

Either of these appeal to you at all?  I can’t decide!  Maybe I’ll get them both!

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23 Replies to "Lady Gaga’s prosthetics and new trend for Elf Ears: the world has got even madder"

  • Jade says:

    Whilst I agree the surgery is abismal with less than pleasing results (80% of the cases I’ve seen regret it due to mismatching ears, etc), I dont actually have anything against the prosthetic ears, which are glued on.

    … Just as long as they’re not worn everyday, let’s face it, stuff like that just looks a bit try hard if worn everyday…

  • Lisa says:

    Yeek. When I saw the subject, I thought you were talking about those annoying stick on elf ears that people who think they’re “wacky” were sporting at Glastonbury a few years ago, but no, it’s ACTUAL SURGERY? Man, people are stupid.

  • roxette says:

    i love this, getting mine done for me friends wedding in november……….
    ill be fabilis wit me elf ears….its all the rage.

  • Kirstie says:

    lookit this:

    Each to their own obviously and I guess it’s no different to lots of body art stuff (widening lobes with plugs, embedding steel under skin etc) but oww, it looks sore.

  • Emz says:

    Ouch for sure

  • Shanna says:

    I know a few lads who were born with natural elf-like ears, but this is taking the mickey altogether – why in the lamb of jayyyyssssuuusss would you want to do that to yourself?!

    Things like this just give me the willies, along with those giant holey earlobe things and the forked tongues. *puke*

  • Kirstie says:

    forked tongues!

  • roxette says:

    O.M.G my lunch nearly came up :(

  • Happycurls says:

    Ewwwww! That forked tongue is woeful to look at. Elf ears though…Maybe one of the beaut would go off and get them for the purposes of a review, like. G’wan Kirstie, you know you want to!! :D

  • Ailsa says:

    There was a lady with (fake) elfin ears in Bored to Death. It must be real if it were on d’telly.

  • Aphrodite says:

    oh my god those pictures are horrible!

  • ~Thalia~ says:

    Ick. I can’t see how any reputable surgeon would agree to carry out a surgery like this.

  • Joanna says:

    I’ve spent years having people ask me what’s up with my pointy elf years – looks like I’m finally on trend! The idea of getting it done through surgery seems unnecessarily painful when you can just get prosthetics. Main issue I’d be concerned about would be the same for all other body modifications – getting bored of it and wishing you hadn’t done it.

  • Essoess says:

    Finally!! Someone who agrees with me re ‘Lady’ Gaga…
    Everyone thinks she’s so original blah blah blah.
    Ehh sorry love Madonna was original, you are not even a good copy.
    Maybe I’m just bitter because im that old I remember Madonna :-)

    On another note ALTOGETHER, Scarlet for me but I actually have one ‘spock’ ear.
    My left one is completely normal and well formed, my right is the image of spocks…

    P.S. First time posting on the blog, yikes!!
    Love it, but do not love my bank balance after I read the blog and just HAVE to have something :-)

  • Baglady says:

    Hi Essoess – Welcome! I totally agree with you re Madonna, she was completely groundbreaking. I still love her.

  • niamhygiggles says:

    You know I was initially a big Lady Gaga fan. I thought her style was quirky,each to their own blah blah blah… At this point, she’s a looper! Does she really expect anyone to believe she just grew those on her face?? Well miss gaga, I am disappointed. And this whole obsession with your gay BFF’s? Well, quite frankly, it’s pathetic. I once thought that Lady Gaga was a role model in the sense that she did her own thing and encouraged everyone to do their own thing, whether it be pursuing a marketing career or wearing meat dresses. Now she just seems like a crazy person who wants something she can’t have; gay love!! Yes by the way that is what that Alejandro song was about! UH I’m so over her!!

    As for the ears? Well that sounds just as crazy as having saline filled sacks shoved into your booobies! What ever floats their boats. Sure men have other mens foreskin put on their penis’s in the hope that it grows a few mm in girth! The risk? their member might reject it and their winky falls off!! ALL FOR A FEW EXTRA MM?? Plastic surgery in general is crazy.

    I wonder, in a few thousand years, will people think we were crazy when they find youtube videos of women blending several different shades of brown powder on our eyes to entice a mating partner.

    LOL sorry for the rant!

  • red razors says:

    i think it’s a shame that actual surgeons have to lower themselves to name-calling when talking about this kind of thing. by all means, express a medical opinion, but don’t go around passing your prejudices off as fact. it’s disappointing that clearly intelligent people have to resort to being so condescending about something they don’t understand or agree with.
    i have those giant holey earlobe things and some big tattoos. i feel i’m improving myself by having them. i know that many people will disagree, god knows my dad thinks very little of the things i’ve changed. but i think whatever floats your boat and isn’t hurting anyone else – go for it. let’s not forget that “mainstream” beauty isn’t exactly gruesome-surgery-free either! i’ve seen friends and family undergo very painful operations for bigger/smaller boobs. i see no difference between that and getting your ears pointed. it’s just a different concept of beauty.

    eye of the beholder and all that :)

  • niamhygiggles says:

    Snap red razors! My sentiments exactly! Bar the Lady Gaga letting me down rant haha!

  • Kirstie says:

    red razors – I reckon said surgeons are more interested in print inches than anything else! And yeah you’re quite right, it’s horses for courses and it’s very much personal choice.

  • red razors says:

    lol, i can so empathise with the being let down. i came back from holidays to find they’ve completely changed Tanora. i was like a dog with a bone last night, couldn’t let it go!

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