These are some of the most extremely modified people in the world .. Getting your first piercing or tattoo is a rite of passage for many, but few go as far as these people.
The following folk have totally transformed themselves with extreme tattooing, piercing and plastic surgery.
From walking skeletons to real-life jesters, here are the most shocking body alterations
CATMAN: Denis had whiskers implanted into his cheeks and sharpened his teeth to resemble tiger fangs [REX]
Denis Avner aka Catman has undergone extensive surgery to look like his spiritual animal – the tiger.
He has undergone full-body tattooing, implants that allow whiskers to be inserted into his face and cheek implants, to give himself a cat-like appearance.
And the fantastical feline has also filed and shaped his teeth into sharp points to look more like a his favourite predator.
2. ZOMBIE BOY
WALKING DEAD: Zombie Boy shot to fame in Lady Gaga’s music video [FACEBOOK]
Zombie Boy, whose real name is Rick Genest, shot to fame when he appeared in Lady Gaga’s music video Born This Way.
The 25-year-old turned himself into the walking skeleton by covering his entire body and face, in spooky tattoos.
He also has distinctive piercings through his nose and between his eyes.
3. RED SKULL
SCARY: Henry Damon is realising a childhood dream to resemble comic villain Red Skull [CEN]
This dad cut off his nose so he could resemble Nazi comic villain Red Skull.
Henry Damon also had bumps inserted into his forearm and mini-horns in his skull so he could look like his favourite illustrated villain.
The married 37-year-old even calls himself Red Skull, who first appeared in 1947 as the Nazi nemesis of Captain America and is ranked as the 14th greatest comic book villain of all time.
4. ILLUSTRATED LADY
LIVING ART: Julia started tattooing herself to cover up scars [LFI]
Julia Gnuse, also known as the Illustrated Lady, was born with a condition called porphyria which causes her skin to blister and scar.
In order to cover this up, she started getting tattoos over the affected areas. After 10 years her entire body was covered in the colourful etchings.
5. THE LEOPARD MAN
LEOPARD MAN: Tom fled society after he had his entire body covered in leopard spots [EXPRESS]
Tom Leppard, now 78, was formerly considered the most tattooed man in the world. He fled society over a decade ago after he had his entire body covered in leopard spots.
He retired to the Isle of Sky in Scotland and traveled out once a week, by canoe, to pick up his pension. But he has since moved into a small house after a friend offered to help him in his old age.
6. LIZARD MAN
REPTILE: Lizard man had 700 hours of tattoos to create his extreme look [FACEBOOK]
Eric Sprague has transformed himself into a reptile by inking green scales all over his body.
In 1972 he was also one of the first people to have his tongue split – to look more lizard-like.
His body modification took over 700 hours and included having horns implanted beneath his eyebrows.
7. WORLD’S MOST TATOOED PERSON
EXTREME: Lucky Diamond Rich is considered the world’s most tattooed person [GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS]
Lucky Diamond Rich has not only covered his entire body in tattoos, he has had multiple layers added.
The Australian, who has spent over 1,000 hours being inked, has every single part of his anatomy covered including eyelids, the delicate skin between the toes, down into the ears, and even his gums.
8. REAL-LIFE JESTER
CLOWING AROUND: This single dad has tattooed every part of his face and body [NEWS DOG MEDIA ]
This single dad has covered his entire body and face with colourful patchwork tattoos in a bid to become a human jester.
Mr Mayhone has spent 15 years having naked jester and killer clown from outer space inked on his body.
And 32-year-old, who has even changed his first name to Jester, says his transformation into a real-life court fool isn’t complete.
The doting dad has got eight implants underneath the skin of his scalp to create a permanent jester crown.
And he also wants his ears modified and shaped to make him look more clown-like.
“I want to show the world that a jester is more than just a costume – a jester is a species, it’s a creature. We’re living things,” said Mr Mayhone from Arkansas, USA.
“With every tattoo and modification, I evolve into a real-life 3D jester.”
9. WORLD’S MOST PIERCED WOMAN
COLOURFUL: Elaine has over 3,950 body piercings including 500 in her genitalia [NORTH NEWS]
Elaine Davidson has more piercings than anyone in the world, according to the Guinness World Records.
In May 2000 she had a whopping 462 piercings, with 192 in her face alone.
But by 2005 it was reported that she had a staggering 3,950 body piercings. This includes 500 in her genitalia – externally and internally.
10. BRITAIN’S MOST TATTOOED MAN
INK KING: Mathew Whelan splashed out £30,000 to be inked from head to foot [CATERS]
Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite, formerly known as Mathew Whelan, has splashed out £30,000 worth of tattoos.
The 34-year-old, whose inkings include the words “The Jeremy Kyle Show” on the back of his head, has even had his left eyeball inked!