The photos are pointedly striking - young adults who have intentionally cut their ears to appear like those of elves or Star Trek's Mr. Spock.
The surgery is painful and irreversible. It's one body modification change, unlike a tattoo or a piercing, that you can't take back.
The unique and delicate procedure can leave you looking like one of Santa's elves. Numerous photos online show aficionados who appear to be thrilled with the results.
But once it's done, it's tough to turn back.
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