Wanting to perfect and embellish your body, a person is ready for much. Someone builds up muscles in gyms, and someone goes to a plastic surgeon. One of the most ancient and common techniques for decorating the body is a tattoo.
Today, to have a small original figure on the body is considered fashionable, even women do not shun this. But there are a number of people who, in their enthusiasm for contemporary painting, reach the brink. One can only admire their perseverance and devotion to their hobby. True, these freaks with their appearance even frighten.
Today, all kinds of freaks and perverts are becoming popular in the world, so just a man covered with tattoos from head to foot sometimes seems adequate. But there is no doubt that their life clearly falls out of public standards.
With the help of tattoos, people not only radically change their appearance, but also pull on a different psychological mask. It’s so easy to be a cat, if you look at it as closely as possible. The most famous tattooed people do not leave the pages of newspapers and magazines, these people compete even who will cover their body with drawings.
This man is no longer young. A 64-year-old literary critic lives in Geneva. His body is covered from head to toe with multicolored patterns. Fame Etienne brought the exhibition Europ’art’09, held in Switzerland. There, 12 photographers made a joint project dedicated to an unusual person. I must say that Dumont is famous in Switzerland and abroad, not only because of his unusual appearance. He works as a journalist and art critic in the daily newspaper “La Tribune de Geneve”. But this is one of the most popular publications in the country. Addicted to tattoos, over the years Dumont made his whole body an art object. In addition to the patterns, the man made himself a few stretch marks. In the lower lip is a hole showing the lower jaw. In the ears tunnels with five-centimeter rings were made, on the hands and head there was a place for implants. Thanks to them, in particular, the head got horny growths. A strange picture is completed by large round glasses. The first tattoo by Dumont was made in 1980 in Lausanne. Passion so captures a man that soon he began to resemble the walking catalog of painting. At first Etienne painted black and white drawings, but after he saw a Polynesian mask in the Orsay Museum, he switched to colored tattoos. This unusual person tries to live today, not thinking about tomorrow. The only thing that can stop Dumont is the physical limitations of his body.
Lucky Diamond Rich.
This person since 2006 holds the title of the most tattooed on the planet. Lucky Rich works in the New Zealand circus. To shock and surprise people is his profession. Rich can swallow swords and burning torches, juggle and at the same time ride a single-wheeled bike. A unique person by appointment can make a tattoo to anyone who wants to. Today Rich is only a little over forty, and he is already completely covered with drawings. Hundreds of artists decorated his body, more than a thousand hours of pain had to endure the circus. As a result, tattoos are present on all parts of the body, including on the eyelids, lips and even some internal surfaces – the auricles and gums. It’s interesting that Rich does not stop to stop. Now he began to make white tattoos over his black ones, and colored ones – over white ones. And it all began with Rich’s love for travel. From each trip, he brought a couple of new tattoos, until they began to cover 84% of his body. When they got bored with a man, he decided to disguise them with dull black paint. Rich liked it so much that he gave the remaining flesh to the ink.
Unlike many other decorated people, this woman has become so contrary to her own desires. Julia is known as the “Painted Lady”. She suffers from birth a rare skin disease – porphyria.Because of it, under the influence of sunlight, the surface of the body begins to burst, forming scary scars. To hide these tracks, Julia began to put tattoos on top of them. This was helped only by a master, which lasted 10 years. 400 tattoos cost her 40 thousand euros. After that, 95 percent of the woman’s body became covered with colorful drawings. Basically, these are the characters of various American TV shows, films and animations. Now the 53-year-old woman lives in California. She is considered the most tattooed representative of the weaker sex in the world.
Another nickname for this painted person is the Enigma. He, like Diamond Rich, earns on performances. Enigma acts on the streets, where swallows swords and plays on various instruments. Lawrence puts in his nose a working drill, swallows liquids, spews them back and swallows again. In the underground world, this is a fairly well-known character. After more than twenty years, he is constantly present at the largest music and circus festivals, even speaking at the opening of David Bowie. And Lawrence excels from the general crowd thanks to his tattoos in the form of blue puzzles. To make drawings on his body began the Tiger Lady in 1992, afterwards two freaks got married. Today, the body of the Enigma has undergone treatment of two hundred masters, implants have been inserted into it and the ear has been changed. About an unusual man, two books are written, he wrote about the National Geographic magazine in June 1995. Paul even starred in the episodic role in the “X-Files”. Currently, an energetic man is performing with Serana Rose. The crown number of the couple is “Kiss of Death.” Separated by a working chainsaw, they with apples in the teeth approach each other to the maximum distance. So Lawrence has not only exotic appearance, but also a very unusual way of life.
Once the life of a 15-year-old from the suburbs of Montreal has changed radically. At this age, he underwent surgery to remove the brain tumor, after which he was captured by the idea of death. Already in 16, Rick made his first tattoo, and a year later he completely left the house. At 21, Genest met in Montreal, the tattoo artist Frank Lewis, who invented for his new client the image of Zombie Boy. Such a pattern made Genista a world celebrity. But at that time he had only a few trivial tattoos on his body. Lewis suggested closing them with one big drawing on the whole body. This tattoo repeats the anatomical features of the human skeleton and tendons. It took about 6 years and thousands of dollars to make Rick outwardly into a living dead man. Such an image became in demand – Rick starred in an episodic role in “The Story of a Vampire.” After publishing photos tattooed guy in Facebook, he noticed the fashion director of the singer Lady Gaga, offering cooperation. Thanks to him, Rick became the face of the fall / winter 2011 campaign of the brand Thierry Mugler, taking part in the shows of Formichetti along with the singer. In early 2011, Genest starred in Lady Gaga’s “Born this way”. An unusual man began to appear on the covers of glossy magazines. Today he actively participates in advertising campaigns, being the most media person among people with similar extreme decorations of his body. Rick Genest even began to produce his own clothes, he leads a blog, sells dolls and records music.
Many people call this man crazy, but he is quite happy with his life. 73-year-old Tom chose a solitary existence in a hut on the island of Skye, near Scotland. For a long time he was considered the most tattooed person on the planet, after all, 99% of his body is covered with patterns. Thanks to them, he looked like a leopard, but he only wears a loincloth from his clothes. Tom served in the special forces for 28 years, after which he realized that he could no longer live in a civilized world. He decided to become unique. Body decoration cost 5500 pounds, tattoos covered 99.9% of the surface.There were no places on the inner side of the auricles, between the toes. After such a radical change, Tom moved to the island. Today, Leppard’s life is filled with reading books, walking through the woods on all fours. He associates himself with a big cat, and his pattern only helps to feel it. In addition, Tom put in his fangs, like a leopard. Once a week, a former soldier has to travel by boat to collect a pension and buy food.
Eric was born in 1972 in Kentucky. Today, for his appearance, he is better known as a lizard man. Sparke works in a freak show and performs interludes. Glory to him brought numerous modifications of the body, including pointed teeth and covering the whole body of a green tattoo. It is believed that it was Spark who first invented to make the tongue bifurcated, now such a modification is very common among freaks. In order to become as resembling a lizard as possible, Spark had to spend more than 700 hours in tattoo parlors. To strengthen the similarity, Eric inserted 10 implants into the superciliary arches and stretched the lobes of his ears. A human lizard can often be seen on television. Interestingly, before starting his transformation, Spark had a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Albany. Later, he even became a bachelor in arts and philosophy. Spark also writes articles on the subject of modifying his body and participates in musical tours. They say that Erica lacks only a tail to complete the transformation into a lizard, which he dreams about.
This freak was a professional showman. You can no doubt call it one of the most popular tattooed people ever living on the planet. Born Ridler in 1892 in a wealthy family in English Surrey. Birth gave this man the opportunity to be an aristocrat. The first world war, Horace finished in the rank of major. Leaving military service, a young man in London began his transformation. The fact that he was experiencing financial difficulties, and show business beckoned with easy money. As a result, tattoos in the form of black and white stripes covered the body of an Englishman from head to foot. Thus was born the Great Omi or Zebra-men. This happened in 1927 due to cooperation with the London master George Berchett. This required the written permission of both Horas and his wife. To have the Great Omi, it took 150 hours of work. But the offer of work has become more than enough. Ridler began to perform in circuses, telling the story of his violent tattooing by the savages of New Guinea. Great Omi became very popular and highly paid. But with the years began to change and the appearance of Riedler, and his character. Horace seemed strange to everyone, he began to paint his feet and apply makeup. Omi started scandalous. As a signature, he used the phrase “Barbarian handsome.” With all this, even in 1969, shortly before his death, Horace claimed that his hobbies were the most common person.
Maria Jose Christerna.
This Mexican is now 35 years old, and the childlike love for vampires has only acquired new traits. Surprisingly, the woman grew up in a conservative Catholic family, where she adhered to strict views. Now she was able to do everything to fulfill her dreams, besides, the ex-husband of the sadist became a catalyst for change. Today, the whole body of Mary is covered with horrific tattoos. The woman even left her profession as a lawyer and became a master of tattooing. It’s not surprising, who will cooperate with such a lawyer? In addition, Maria also planted herself with fangs, titanium plates on the forehead and on the temples, creating the illusion of horns. To clarify her image, she also wears special lenses with a narrow pupil. The most amazing thing is that a female vampire has four children. But this look made Maria popular, she is interviewed and signed, she is invited to festivals and television. 90% of her body is covered with tattoos.Maria believes that surgery without anesthesia is her way to strength, and such an outward appearance will reward her with immortality.
Usually in old age people try to lead a quiet life, but this grandmother is not like that. She actively travels the world, it is good that she has to show people. Isobel Varley officially the Guinness Book of Records is recognized as the oldest tattooed woman in the world. And after all to her 75 years! The first tattoo appeared on her body back in 1986. Then it was a picture of a little bird. But Isobel liked this occupation so much that she became literally a drug addict. Since then Varly has decorated with 200 drawings 76% of her body. In total it took more than 500 hours of painful procedures. The woman says that tattoos are not only on her face, soles of the feet, ears and on some areas of the hands. Figures are present even on the toes and on the inside of the thighs. But there are also fifty elements of piercing, including 16 in the region of the waist. Maria herself enjoys posing for reporters, quite openly revealing herself.