The choices involved in personal appearance and alterations are often a reflection of personal style and allow for control over a self-created identity. This can be achieved by something as basic as a haircut or earring, to an extreme like complete body transformation. The goal is to make them happy and comfortable in their own skin, even if it does not look exactly comfortable to everyone else. Check out these photos of 12 bewilderingly extreme body piercings.
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When Kam Ma is dressed, it is hard to guess that underneath his garments are 1,015 piercings. Charlie Wilson spent 7 hours and 55h minutes on Ma's body during the Sunderland Body art the UK in 2006 to achieve this result.