Audree Kopp, a woman from Louisville, Kentucky, had to get emergency surgery because a glittery hair tie gave her a nasty infection, thus suggesting that glittery hair ties may have a dark underside previously unknown to the general public. Kopp first noticed that something was up when she got a red bump on her wrist where she would keep her hair tie. She showed the bump to a doctor, who gave her some antibiotics. It kept growing, though, so she went to the E.R.

"There he is! That's the one! Get him!"
"There he is! That's the one! Get him!"
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It gets way grosser when they open it up.
It gets way grosser when they open it up.

It turns out that the hair tie was collecting bacteria, which got under her skin through her pores and hair follicles. She ended up with three types of infections. Had the doctors not operated on her, she could have contracted sepsis. 

"I can't even trust my fun accessories in this cruel, senseless world."
"I can't even trust my fun accessories in this cruel, senseless world."
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Sources: YouTube/WLKY