Deliberate Ugly

Intentionally seeking unattractive physical alterations
Implications - In 2009, we discussed the acceptance of body modification, in particular tattoos. But while tattoos have become universally acceptable, other kinds of body modification are coming to the fore. These are extreme, intentional alterations to the body that have traditionally been considered unattractive. Going against society’s definition of beauty appeals to these consumers’ desire for uniqueness and self-expression, but it can also mean an overall shift in conventional notions of attractiveness.
SCORE: 6.2
Hot Top 6 Examples: 369,676 Total Clicks Mar 11 - Nov 11
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Bagel-Shaped Body Mods - Saline Infusions Give People an Eccentric Look for One Evening
SCORE: 7.2
Viral 117,021 Clicks Pub: Jun 23, 11
Bagel-Shaped Body Mods
Saline Infusions Give People an Eccentric Look for One Evening
People tend to agree that body modification begins to occur somewhere between ear piercing and an ear pointing. Saline Infusions are a fairly recent form of epidermal altering that is catching on quite… [More]
Skeletal Tattooed Editorials - Rick Genest Poses for Vogue Hommes Japan Spring/Summer
SCORE: 7.2
Viral 136,884 Clicks Pub: Mar 13, 11
Skeletal Tattooed Editorials
Rick Genest Poses for Vogue Hommes Japan Spring/Summer 2011
Rick Genest, also known as Rico, is the center of attention in the Vogue Hommes Japan Spring/Summer 2011 editorial entitled Hard To Be Passive. Rick Genest is a 24-year-old Canadian model who is often… [More]
Real-Life Vampires - Vampire Woman's Mega Body Transformations Include Horns, Tats and Piercings
SCORE: 7.2
Viral 96,849 Clicks Pub: Apr 6, 11
Real-Life Vampires
Vampire Woman's Mega Body Transformations Include Horns, Tats and Piercings
Maria Jose Cristerna, also known as Vampire Woman, doesn't need to sparkle in the sunshine to be noticed by human beings. Why? Because her titanium horn implants, body piercings, fanged-tooth implants,… [More]
Intentionally Crooked Teeth - The New Yaeba Dental Procedure is Steadily Gaining Popularity
SCORE: 7
V. Hot 14,222 Clicks Pub: Oct 13, 11
Intentionally Crooked Teeth
The New Yaeba Dental Procedure is Steadily Gaining Popularity
Though it goes without saying, the Japanese aesthetic for beauty can be radically different from anything Westerns espouse to be attractive, and the growing prominence of Yaeba surgeries is proof positive.… [More]
Reverse Orthodontia Procedures - Stick-On Crooked Teeth are Designed to Attract Timid Admirers
SCORE: 4.7
Mild 3,716 Clicks Pub: Oct 10, 11
Reverse Orthodontia Procedures
Stick-On Crooked Teeth are Designed to Attract Timid Admirers
The job of a dentist is to make your pearly whites as healthy and attractive as they can possibly be, but a new fad in Japan glorifies just the opposite. Stick-On Crooked Teeth, or Tsuke-yaeba have become… [More]
Online Identity Alterations - Lose Yourself with the Digital FaceTracker Face Swap
SCORE: 3.5
Untested 984 Clicks Pub: Sep 22, 11
Online Identity Alterations
Lose Yourself with the Digital FaceTracker Face Swap
Change your online identity with the FaceTracker Face Swap, a groundbreaking piece of technology that digitally alters the look of your face. Using a picture that you select, the device takes the chosen… [More]