State outlaws fish pedicures
Couple months ago I wrote about Fish pedicures, the new way of getting nice feet and how customers are extremely happy with the result of this revoultionary pedicure that uses carp to eat dead skin off your feet. The state of Department has however, deemed it unsanitary and illegal to practice this in the state of Washington.
Bui, the salon owner is deeply disappointed by this as her phone has been ringing off the hook and fully booked for the next couple of months. Customers has offered to purchase her fishes to practice this $30 for 15 minute pedicure at home.
There's something fishy about letting fish give a pedicure. That's what the state says.
Pedicures by fish — the use of tiny, live carp to clean feet — has been deemed unsanitary and illegal in this state.
The state Department of Licensing issued a statement Thursday saying officials were "greatly concerned" that customers, in their quest for smooth heels, are willing to soak their feet in a tank of toothless fish that feast on dead skin.
Christine Anthony, spokeswoman for the department, said it's impossible to sanitize the live fish. "You can clean the tank, you can clean the water, but there's no guarantee that the fish aren't carrying something from the previous customer."