Celebrities Like Kim Kardashian And Chrissy Teigen Show Off Bizarre ‘Skin Implants’

by Kim Wong-Shing
Kim Wong-Shing is a staff writer at LittleThings. Her work spans beauty, wellness, pop culture, identity, food, and other topics. She is a contributing writer at NaturallyCurly, and her work has also appeared in HelloGiggles, Lifehacker, Wear Your Voice Magazine, and other outlets. She grew up in Philadelphia, attended Brown University, and is now based in New Orleans.

Kim Kardashian West is no stranger to daring beauty choices, and she’s been accused of having every plastic surgery under the sun.

Butt implants? Boob enhancement? Nose job? People have accused Kim of it all, and she’s always denied it. But this new body modification is definitely real — and definitely freaky.

On Monday, Kim posted several videos of herself sporting a temporary skin “implant.” Circling her neck, it resembles a glow-in-the-dark necklace.

The new, unusual accessory is part of A. Human, an “immersive theatrical art event.” At the exhibit, visitors will be able to “shop” for body modifications instead of clothes.

Kim’s glowy skin necklace is just one example. But Kim isn’t the only celebrity on board with the exhibit. Chrissy Teigen, model Andreja Pejić, and Queer Eye‘s Tan France all shared similar photos. Their body modifications range from chest feathers to shoulder horns.

The exhibit opened September 5 in New York City.

Recently, Kim Kardashian posted a series of videos to her Instagram story, in which she was sporting a strange new accessory.

The “skin implant” around her neck resembles a necklace that glows in the dark, seemingly from beneath her skin.

Which seems totally over the top, even for a Kardashian.

Until you realize that the implant is just temporary. Phew!

It’s all part of an “immersive theatrical art event” in New York called A. Human.

The exhibit, which opened to the public on September 5 and is produced by live entertainment storytelling brand Society of Spectacle, is an art installation that explores the “future of self expression.”

Other celebrities have posted shots of themselves with their own skin implants. Chrissy Teigen sported “skin feathers” that cover her entire chest.

While Queer Eye‘s Tan France wore the “Tudor,” an intricate prosthetic featuring neck ruffles and crystals.

Model Andreja Pejić showed off an otherworldly look, with blue horns sprouting from her shoulders.

The offerings don’t stop there. The installation also features “biological heels,” which are embedded into human feet.

Then there’s the “Ursula,” which pretty much speaks for itself.

People are having mixed reactions to the implants, from fascination to outright disgust.

Publicist Simon Huck, the mastermind behind A. Human, says the exhibit is not, in fact, designed to give you nightmares.

“The exhibition is not meant to be dark or scary,” Simon told Insider.

“It’s a playful space that we want to be thought-provoking. The entire experience is really delivered in a fun, tongue-in-cheek way.”

“We really want to spark imagination and provoke conversation throughout this entertainment experience.”

Is this exhibit fun or terrifying? Debatable.