Posted on Friday, 8 April, 2011 | 42 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
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A new craze is seeing fans of Middle Earth having their ears sculpted to look like an elf.
The painful looking operation involves the top cartilage of their ears sliced apart and then sewn back together to create an elf-like pointed ear. "It was just something I thought would be fascinating," said one fan who underwent the procedure.
"The elf ears craze is believed to have been brought on by films such as Lord of the Rings and Avatar, as well as HBO’s comedy television series Bored to Death."