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Fla. Bans Fish Pedicures - February 25th 2009, 01:08 AM

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(Newser) – Fish pedicures—in which small carp eat dead skin from clients’ feet—have been banned in Florida, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The state’s Board of Cosmetology determined that the practice, introduced last year, violated a ban on animals in salons, as well as sanitation requirements that mandate disinfecting of pedicure materials between clients. There is no way, the board noted, to disinfect a pool of fish.
Florida joins Texas, Washington, Massachusetts and New Hampshire in banning the procedure. Salons found performing the pedicure will face fines, a board representative said.
I don't think I would want a fish chewing the dead skin off of my foot. That's just a little weird to me.


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Re: Fla. Bans Fish Pedicures - February 25th 2009, 01:15 AM

Eww. That's so gross. Why would anyone go for that anyway?


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Re: Fla. Bans Fish Pedicures - February 25th 2009, 05:34 AM

They do it because it's an all natural way to get a pedicure, without any chemicals. And also the novelty of it.


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Re: Fla. Bans Fish Pedicures - February 25th 2009, 08:35 AM

Heh, I remember when that first came out. Mum actually debated going or not for a bit. I guess its to late to try it out, ah well(like I actually wanted that, eww)


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Re: Fla. Bans Fish Pedicures - February 25th 2009, 02:08 PM

pffft.
I'll buy my own daym carp. F*** you State Gov!


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Re: Fla. Bans Fish Pedicures - February 25th 2009, 02:11 PM

^It's all about having a fish for cosmetic purposes. That's when you know you're living it up.
Seriously...just disinfect your fish. Problem solved!


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Re: Fla. Bans Fish Pedicures - February 25th 2009, 02:52 PM

Gross.
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Re: Fla. Bans Fish Pedicures - February 25th 2009, 03:35 PM

LOL! I'll have to see if I can find this in the paper!! I love my o-town! I've passed several of the salons offering these before....to funny!!


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Re: Fla. Bans Fish Pedicures - February 25th 2009, 04:14 PM

Wash your own damn feet says I.


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Re: Fla. Bans Fish Pedicures - February 25th 2009, 04:16 PM

That would freak me out.
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Re: Fla. Bans Fish Pedicures - February 25th 2009, 05:20 PM

Aww, I always wanted to try that, just to see how well it worked. I guess they do kinda have a point though. There's all sorts of health risks that could come with that.


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Re: Fla. Bans Fish Pedicures - February 25th 2009, 05:37 PM



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Re: Fla. Bans Fish Pedicures - February 25th 2009, 07:07 PM

This thread gave me a good laugh. I say let the salons keep the fishies, and make the clients read and sign a waiver saying they understand the risks. Then when one bites your little toe off, or you get a nasty infection, you have no right to sue them. Works for me, and the salons.




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Re: Fla. Bans Fish Pedicures - February 25th 2009, 07:12 PM

I feel kinda sorry for the fish having to eat everyone's icky foot skin all day... poor fish... i'm sure they'd rather be battered...


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Re: Fla. Bans Fish Pedicures - February 25th 2009, 09:44 PM

LOL! I'd be kind of curious to try that but I don't imagine it would work well. Plus it's kinda gross. And I'm extremely ticklish so I'd probably kick the fish accidentally.


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Re: Fla. Bans Fish Pedicures - February 25th 2009, 09:52 PM

Poor Fish they don't deserve this....


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Re: Fla. Bans Fish Pedicures - February 25th 2009, 10:25 PM

Ew. No thanks even if it's not banned.



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