OPEN THREAD: Could This Become the Next ‘Big Thing’ for Men?

Has ‘male beautification’ reached a new level of ridiculousness?

The Function of Adrenalin in Boys’ Rites of Passage

The young generation can be a threat to the status quo, or an energy source that needs direction, depending on how we meet the challenge.

Tom Matlack Talks to the New York Times About Women, Beautification, and Self-Esteem

Who are we to judge what someone else decides to do to her own face or body?

The Girl with the Smurf Tattoo

It’s hard to avoid reading into someone’s appearance, especially when they’re intended to intimidate.

The Circumcised Poet and Other Tales

No matter what has been cut away, what remains is whole.

Porn Star Philosophy

What do porn stars communicate through their tattoos?

Behold the Pregnant Man

A man of mythical proportions, Thomas Beatie has undergone extreme bodily transformation.

Walking Around Shirtless

Justin Cascio wants to know: Is it okay to show my scars?

My Body Is a Temple

Kyle Carpenter’s body remains unaltered until he can embrace the permanence of the experience.

Body Modification: 9/29

An exploration of circumcision, tattoos, and other permanent, deliberate modifications of the male form.

Open Thread: How Do You Feel About Tattoos?

So any of you have any tattoos? If you’ve got multiple tattoos, do you have a favourite?