35-year-old Mike Wolfe of Nampa, Idaho suffered from ‘Yeti Back’, the condition of having as much hair on your back as Harry from Harry and the Hendersons. Having such a hairy back was something that Mike Wolfe was sensitive about, he didn’t enjoy looking like a silverback gorilla, so he asked a friend to shave the American Flag onto his back and the rest was history. Now Mike Wolfe is a walking-talking canvas of artistic manscaping:
Wolfe tells KTVB-TV that after years of feeling ashamed of his body hair, he asked a friend in 2008 to trim an American flag on his back rather than undergoing hair removal processes like shaving or waxing. Since then, the two meet up several times throughout the year to design a new creation onto Wolfe’s back.
“Pssh, it’s manhandling back hair,” said Wolfe. “It’s disgusting. But it’s funny. You can’t deny it’s funny.”
Tyler Harding, a former graphic artist who has been friends with Wolfe for more than a decade, says it takes about an hour to complete the artistic trim.
And the creations can now be seen on a calendar — called a Calend-hair — available for $20. Some proceeds will benefit a charity at Wolfe’s church.
Designs are uniquely named, such as Grim Reap-hair for October and M-hair-achi Band for May.
“Everybody always makes fun of the guy with back hair,” Wolfe said. “Well now it’s my turn to shine, right?”
You’re goddamn right it’s your time to shine, Mike. Don’t let anyone ever get you down about rocking patriotic designs shaved into your back hair. Back hair’s disgusting, and you’ve found a workaround here that
Honestly, it seems like just last year that everyone was bickering about what constitutes a ‘metrosexual’ and whether or not manscaping was a good thing (it is, when necessary). I don’t know how we’ve come so far in such a short period of time, so far that I can come across a story about a man who is so elaborate with his manscaping that people consider him to be an artist…or an artist’s canvas. With this being only the 5th day of 2016 I cannot even begin to imagine what this year’s news cycle has in store for us… (NYPost via KTVB)