Sink your teeth into art!
DC | Zoya Philip | 13th May 2013
Running out of places for your next tattoo? How about giving your teeth a shot? Dental tattoos and embellishments have become a hit with many youngsters today, with clients being as young as 13. One of the main reasons for this trend according to city dentists is that, unlike any other body art, this causes no damage to the skin or tissue, does not hurt and can be removed. Dr Abhilash Pasare at Smiles and More performs a number of these quick bejewelling procedures. “This isn’t a new trend in the West. Many musicians (think Pink and Kanye West) have sported the ‘bling’ smiles. However, it has come to India only in the recent years. That said, most of the times, it’s young girls who want their teeth to shine and sparkle with pretty stones in white and blues. The studs are bonded to the teeth and are absolutely harmless,” guarantees the dentist. Depending on the stone, the cost for a dazzling smile can range from `3,000 to `6,000.The procedure is simple .He informs that it barely takes 15 to 20 minutes to set the studs or make a design. Also, removing them is equally easy and quick. “It takes barely five minutes to remove the jewels,” he promises. The enhancements are usually done on the upper front teeth for visibility. When it comes to accessorising the teeth with fancy stones, there are a handful of dentists in the city who are more than willing to do it. The average age of customers range from 15 to 35, both men and women. Now here is an interesting fact, unlike regular tattoos that at times tend to fade over time and due to exposure to sun, these designs will stay on your teeth for as long as you want. Even if you were to brush your teeth more than three times a day. To some, the idea for having something stuck on their teeth sounds a little difficult to digest, but for others it makes all the desired difference. Farah, a 29-year-old dentist got a violin tattooed on her front tooth. “I got it done for the fashion show in my college. It made me stand out from the rest,” exclaims the graduate. Now that you know what’s trending, you can get some bling bites too! http://www.deccanchronicle.com/130513/lifestyle-fashionbeauty/article/sink-your-teeth-art