In beauty-obsessed Rio de Janeiro, even the skimpiest standard bikinis are being tossed aside on the beach in favor of homemade "swimsuits" that consist entirely of electrical tape. "Using sticky tape instead of a cloth bikini ensures crisp lines that stay just so," explains the AP, which notes that a piece of gauze is placed over nippled and other more sensitive areas. One would think the tape would hurt when it's ripped off, but as the AP notes, it's hot enough in Brazil for sweat to ease the pain.
The cost...$20.00 per session.
Source: Associated Press