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50 Subculture Beauty Innovations

From Freaky Tattooed Eyebrows to Helicopter Hair

— May 14, 2009 — Fashion
More and more people are losing their stereotypes of what is and is not acceptable in terms of looks. No more is the blonde hair, blue-eyed man or woman the undisputed ideal beauty.

This cluster is a celebration of the ways artists, celebrities, designers, and avant-garde individuals have embraced alternative beauty and broken the cliches of what is “beautiful” forever.

Implications - What's deemed as too bizarre or eccentric is now considered a norm in society. The strange appeal of subcultures has made its way to the mainstream thanks to businesses and pop stars who continue to push the envelope on what's acceptable. Businesses that can shock without seeming too offensive can profit on a "cool" factor and attract a young crowd.
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Sacrificing Hygiene for Posterity
Sacrificing Hygiene for Posterity
Record Holders for Longest Human Fingernails Are Just Gross
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Voluminous Soap Hairdos
Voluminous Soap Hairdos
Extra Strong Priorin Shampoo Campaign
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48
Creepography
Creepography
Mash Up Old Photos With New Ones for Bizarre Results
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47
Tattoo Socks
Tattoo Socks
Interchangeable Inked Designs for Every Outfit
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46
Haute Haircuts
Haute Haircuts
Hair-Raising Styles From Kristin Beery
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45
12 Lady Gaga Fashions
12 Lady Gaga Fashions
From Bow Hair to Emulators Like Christina Aguilera
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44
His and Hers Facial Hair
His and Hers Facial Hair
Bride and Groom Wear Matching Mustaches
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43
Tattoo Inspired Makeup
Tattoo Inspired Makeup
Kat Von D Promotes Badass Cosmetics For Sephora
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42
Wild Patriotic Hairstyles
Wild Patriotic Hairstyles
Sculptural Styles Showcase Regional Pride
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41
Gothic Beauty
Gothic Beauty
The Dark Side of London Fashion Week
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40
Avant-Garde Afros
Avant-Garde Afros
Rui Faria Snaps Sculptural Hairdos in ‘Eclipse' for Volt
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39
Anti-Whaling Body Art
Anti-Whaling Body Art
Greenpeace Tattoos Turn Bodies Into Canvases of Protest
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38
Alternative Beauty Pageants
Alternative Beauty Pageants
Miss High Times Twists Traditional Beauty Norms
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37
Facial Hair for Infants
Facial Hair for Infants
Mustaches On Babies Photographed By Alexander Crispin
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36
Pretty Punk Hair
Pretty Punk Hair
Vogue China Loves Anna Sui's Vibrantly Colored Locks
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35
Needle Fashion for Nurses
Needle Fashion for Nurses
Syringe Hair Accessories
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34
Vampiretography
Vampiretography
‘Eternal' by Olivier Shows Vampires Like Hairstyling Too
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33
Hair Gone Wild Editorials
Hair Gone Wild Editorials
Vogue Russia Goes for The Extreme
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32
Bizarre Plastic Surgery
Bizarre Plastic Surgery
6 Peculiar Modern Surgeries
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31
Steampunk Cover Shoots
Steampunk Cover Shoots
Nina Kate is Speculative for Bizarre Magazine
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30
Sun Tattoos
Sun Tattoos
Tanning a Pattern of Art on Your Body
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29
Haute Body Piercing Campaigns
Haute Body Piercing Campaigns
Wildcat Dresses Models in Couture to Glam Up Body Mods
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28
Suspended Self-Portraits
Suspended Self-Portraits
Obscure Specializes in Body Mod Photography
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27
Bizarre Human Bunnies
Bizarre Human Bunnies
People Rocking Rabbit Costumes in Public
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26
Knitted Wigs
Knitted Wigs
Meg Reardon's DIY Style Statement Signals the End of Bad Hair Days
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25
Forked Human Tongues
Forked Human Tongues
Bizarre Body Mod Craze Splits Tongues for Lizard-Style Lickers
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Bizarre Gothtography
Bizarre Gothtography
Unusual Conceptual Photos from Paco Peregrin
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23
Cybergothic Hairstyles
Cybergothic Hairstyles
Cyberloxx
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22
Cocky Hairdos
Cocky Hairdos
Feathery Finery Wins International Fantasy Hair Contest
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21
Needle Freaks
Needle Freaks
Extreme Tattoo Addiction
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20
Bizarre Short Hair Photoshoots
Bizarre Short Hair Photoshoots
Penelope Cruz in W Magazine
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19
Belly Button Removal
Belly Button Removal
The Latest in Radical Body Modification
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18
Gorilla Boyfriends
Gorilla Boyfriends
Masuimi Max's Bizarre Interspecies Cover Shoot
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17
Animal-Inspired Hair Sculptures
Animal-Inspired Hair Sculptures
Nagi Noda's Hair Hats Are Freakishly Wild
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16
Anime Geishas
Anime Geishas
Natalie Shau's Gothic Girls Have a Beautiful Darkness
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15
Latex-Clad Superheroines
Latex-Clad Superheroines
Bizarre Magazine's Comic Book Editorial Is Comic Book Sexy
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14
Gothic Promo Portraits
Gothic Promo Portraits
The Twilight Zone in Rome
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13
Helicopter Hair
Helicopter Hair
Extreme Coiffures
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12
Shaving Faces Into Hair
Shaving Faces Into Hair
6 Bizarre Razored Hairstyles
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11
Strange Photo Collections
Strange Photo Collections
Bizarre Archive Catalogues the Weirdest Pictures On the Web
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10
Extreme DIY Body Modifications
Extreme DIY Body Modifications
Make Your Own Elf Ears
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9
Freaky Subdermal Implants
Freaky Subdermal Implants
Body Mods That Literally Get Under Your Skin
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8
Shaved Head Art
Shaved Head Art
World's Worst Haircuts
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7
Needled Bodies
Needled Bodies
Playful Piercing For Beautiful Temporary Body Modifications
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6
Rubber-Clad Nuns
Rubber-Clad Nuns
Bizarre Underground Fetish Convents
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5
Horned Women
Horned Women
La Nega, Argentinean Queen Of Female Body Modification
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4
Bizarre Eyebrow Tattoos
Bizarre Eyebrow Tattoos
10 Permanent Eyesores
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3
Extreme 3D Tattoos
Extreme 3D Tattoos
Raised Breast Implant Tattoo
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2
Extreme Equestion Fashion
Extreme Equestion Fashion
Bizarre Latex Pony Girl Cover Stars
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3D Body Art (UPDATE)
3D Body Art (UPDATE)
Cosmetic Implants, Raised Tattoos And Other Bizarre Body Modifications
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