Idaho man makes calendar showcasing back hair art

By Daniel Uria  |  Dec. 31, 2015 at 1:14 PM
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NAMPA, Idaho, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- An Idaho man decided to turn his excessive body hair into a form of artistic expression by shaving designs into his back hair and compiling them in a calendar.

Tired of being ashamed of his back hair, Mike Wolfe, 35, decided to team up with his friend and former graphic designer Tyler Harding to turn his body hair into art by creating a "Calendhair". The calendar features 12 photos of Wolfe sporting different back hair designs, each themed to match their respective month.

The story of Wolfe's back hair exhibition began in 1998 when he was a high schooler in Oregon and noticed hair appearing on his shoulders.

"It was wrestling season and I had just noticed some interesting sprouts coming from my shoulders," the about section of the Calendhair reads. "I proceeded to do a full examination of my back and saw that I was becoming one of those guys that everyone makes fun of...I was growing back hair!"

Ten years later he asked Harding to shave his back for the first time, requesting an American Flag pattern he dubbed "Am-hair-ica the beautiful. This design eventually evolved into the idea for the Calendhair.

"Everybody always makes fun of the guy with back hair. Well now it's my turn to shine right?" Wolfe told KTVB.

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.

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