Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:01:04 AM
I personally wouldn't mod to that extent, but it doesn`t necessarily indicate stupidity, mental illness or self-loathing.
Face lifts are okay, boob jobs are okay, liposuction is okay, (viewed by conventional society I mean), gender reassignment is becoming accepted. This is really no different in principle. His external appearance didn`t match his internal, so he modified his external.
Watch some of the many documentaries on body modification, or even better, go and meet the community, these are some of the most grounded and kind people you will meet. Every "sub-culture" has it`s arse-holes, but on the whole, you`ll receive much better treatment as an outsider from the body modification community than they do from yours.