The beauty of pain! Not that I am a fan of pain, but I find body mutilation in any form fascinating. Yung Chen Lin, also known as 3 cm, is a Taiwanese artist who uses photography to express his emotions and vision on beauty. “Pain is the first sensation that I want viewers to experience,” explains Yung. “This is because the sensation of pain helps people empathize with the subject”. “The sensation of pain has the potential to make the viewer resonate more with the model and the issues at stake, and consequentially makes them reflect on the validity of certain preconceived ideas in society”, explains 3cm, “transferring my ideas and observations to the image tends to raise public awareness better than through my words.” The photographer’s popularity on Instagram also enables him to maintain an interactive dialogue between himself and his viewers.