One man’s back hair is another man’s art

Jan 4, 2016

If you’re still in need of a 2016 calendar to help you keep track of the days and months, one Idaho man has something that is so unique and creepy that it may cause the hair on the back of viewers’ necks to stand up.

In this December 29, 2015 photo provided by KTVB-TV, Tyler Harding, right, trims a design on Mike Wolfe out of his back hair in Nampa, Idaho.

It takes Mike four months to grow out the canvas of hair on his back, after which Tyler gets down to trimming it into a recognisable pattern.

Brian Holmes/AP It takes about four months for Wolfe to grow out enough hair for his friend, Tyler Harding, to shave into a new design. It all started in 2008 when Wolfe asked Harding to shave an American flag into his back.

The story of Wolfe’s back hair exhibition began in 1998 when he was a high schooler in OR and noticed hair appearing on his shoulders. ‘It’s disgusting. But it’s amusing.

They called that first look “Am-hair-ica the beautiful” and the idea for the calendar was born. “But it’s amusing. You can’t deny it’s amusing”.

According to Wolfe some of the proceeds from the Calendhair sales will go to his church’s charity, Gates of hope, which provides funding to an orphanage in Kenya.

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. Well now it’s my turn to shine, right?” he said.

Thankfully for Mr Wolfe, his wife was happy to give him the time of day and assured him she had no problem with his manly coat on their first date.

“He said, ‘I have to tell you something, ‘” recalled Jamie, Mike’s wife.

Meanwhile, Jamie thinks it’s all because of her: “Maybe I shouldn’t have given him so much confidence in his back hair”.

One man’s back hair is another man’s art


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