Fish pedicures: Carp rid human feet of scaly skin
Monday, July 21, 2008 | 09:55 AM ET
The Associated Press
Ready for the latest in spa pampering? Prepare to dunk your tootsies in a tank of water and let tiny carp nibble away.
Fish pedicures are creating something of a splash in the Washington, D.C., area, where a northern Virginia spa has been offering them for the past four months. John Ho, who runs the Yvonne Hair and Nails salon with his wife, Yvonne Le, said 5,000 people have taken the plunge so far.
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But as my dear friend Robyn pointed out... (And she is a CERTIFIED carp expert... well kinda. She poked at them repeatedly for a whole summer)
"Check it out, it seriously looks like someone took Angelina Joli's lips and stuck them on a fish body. It's gross."
Seriously. No thanks. I reaaaallly don't want one of these beasts (or its underdeveloped brothers...) sucking on my pinkie toe.