10 Physically Modified People


Leopard Man

67 year-old Tom Leppard seems extremely happy living in a hand-built home on the isle of skye. 99% of his body tattooed with leopard print. He spends his days reading, scampering about the place on all fours like a leopard and staying away from the hustle and bustle of modern society. And he actually seems pretty pleasant.

Etienne Dumont

Etienne Dumont is an art & culture critic for a newspaper in geneva who just happens to be covered head to toe in some of the most vibrant tattoos. He also has silicon implants under the skin which give the horned appearance, 2.7 inch rings in each earlobe and plexiglass piercings through the nose and under his bottom lip. The best part has to be the blue rimmed glasses though, a perfect addition to an incredible look.

Rick Genest

Without doubt the scariest human head you will ever see. There isn’t much information about Mr. Genest himself on the internet but we do know the tattoo was crafted by the chaps at ‘Derm fx Tattoo‘ in Montreal.

The Illustrated Lady

Julia Gnuse aka The Illustrated Lady, was born with a condition called Porphyria which causes her skin to blister regularly and ultimately scar. In order to cover this up she started getting tattoos applied over the affected areas. After 10 years she was covered in the bastards and is now the most tattooed woman in the world.

Elaine Davidson

In total, Brazilian Elaine Davidson has the most number of tattoos and over 2500 piercings on her body, both internally and externally, approximately 500 just around the genitals. The total extra weight she carries due to this obsession comes to around 3kg and she is thankfully the most pierced person in the world. Now living in Edinburgh she claims to be too scared to go home to Brazil due to the attention she’d attract possibly resulting in some kind of attack.

Kala Kaiwi

Kala Kawai has 67 piercings and 75 % of his body is tattooed so it’s a good job he chose a career in body modification, running his own studio in Hawaii. He has stretched the holes in his earlobes to 4 inches, inserted various silicon implants on his head, can screw metal spikes into the top of his skull, has a split tongue and generally looks extremely frightening. Also worth bearing in mind is that he split his own tongue using dental floss and did all his own piercings.

Pauly Unstoppable

With a name like ‘Unstoppable’ you’d be stupid to give up on the modifications after a couple of earrings. This guy has surely the largest nostrils in the western world (if you look closely i’m almost certain you can see his brain) plus a huge array of other ‘body mods’ to his name including scars cut into his cheeks and forehead, a split tongue, domes implanted under the skin of his forehead and many many more.

The Lizardman

Born Eric Sprague in 1972, the Lizardman was one of the first people to have a split tongue and in some circles is seen to be wholly responsible for the recent popularity of this particular modification. Pretty much all of his body is covered in green scale tattoos, his teeth have been filed down to sharp points and he has numerous silicon teflon implants in his head.
Below is an interview with the lizardman – check out the forked tongue action.

Lucky Diamond Rich

It goes without saying that this guy is officially the most tattooed person in the world. He swiped the record from our friend tom leppard at #10 in 2006. He has tattoos everywhere, some of the stranger places including his eyelids, inside his ears and even on his gums. It’s apparently a work in progress and has so far included the efforts of hundreds of tattoo artists and over 1,000 hrs of pain.

Stalking Cat

First place was always gonna go to 44 year-old Dennis Avner, aka Stalking Cat. He looks like the beast from the old Beauty & The Beast TV programme and he’s gone the whole hog in terms of body modification: tattoos, silicon implants on his face, pointed teeth, surgically pointed ears, piercings, attachable whiskers, claws, a bifurcated top lip and even an animatronic tiger’s tail. He says he’s been going through these procedures for the past 20 years because he grew up in a native american tribe and his belief in their customs drove him to transform into his totem animal – the tiger.

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47 Responses to “ 10 Physically Modified People ”

  1. I seriously don’t understand why people would “destroy” their faces..

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    Toha Reply:

    Because they don’t think like you. Every human is different.

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  2. hmmmmm…..each to his or her own but not for me

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  3. Actually there is more information about Rick “Skull Boy” Genest. If you go through BME’s interviews there is an extremely long interview including videos and full body images about him. Not only is his head covered in a skull tattoo…his entire body is tattooed to look like a skeleton. He (i believe) is in his early 20′s

    I can’t help it…pauly unstoppable is sexy as fuck….Tattoo’s and piercing’s are sexy on a man…I have my own little collection of tattoo’s and piercings and i’m adding to them…my husband shares the same enthusiasm…I wouldn’t go to the extent of covering my face in tattoo’s but if someone else does it..i have complete respect for them.

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  4. Hmmm… BEAUTIFUL! NOT! :(

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  5. This stuff is just so fascinating to me. I can’t help but think that so many of these processes (namely things like pierced anatomy) would be incredibly painful. I’ll not understand how some people can do things like this to themselves, but at the same time, the results are remarkable.

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  6. Some freak-ass people.
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  7. Those people really have a lot of free time

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  8. Yup…. I’d really like to be there when they wake and figure out what they’ve done.

    Because sooner or later, realization finally dawns.

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  9. It is so sad that people feel they need to go to such desperate means to gain attention. And do not fool yourself, that is exactly what this is, an over the top, without a doubt desperate attempt to be notice, and gain attention.

    So sad.

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    Corella Reply:

    And who are you to judge? god?

    i think not…

    not knowing these people and who they are and then judging them for the way they look is the same as judging someone for wearing glasses, or being fat or skinny…you do not know the person so you make cruel judgments to get your OWN attention…

    I happen to know that some of these people feel happy this way, they see themselves as beautiful and these modifications are the same as Botox injections and breast lifts and tummy tucks..you are making yourself (in your own eyes) beautiful…these people know they can not have normal jobs but it is all about being themselves…read up on these people and you may not be too quick as to judge them like that…what you said was pretty cruel actually…

    and if you are christian..its a sin..”judge not lest ye be judged”

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    chris Reply:

    arent u judging her..ur making the judgment call for her judging..thats like calling someone a hypericate when ur being hypericritical for calling a person a hypercriate. a

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    Bryce Reply:

    No, it’s not judging them when you say that they’re judging. It’s merely stating a fact. Judging someone is when you label them or give some opinionated statement upon the person. Do you know the person? NOPE, then get rid of your opinionated bullshit.

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    T Reply:

    Oh, how stupid. Everyone is entitled to hold and express personal opinions about the things other people do, and personal opinions are ALWAYS some form of judgement for those who disagree. That is how life works. There would be no way for a person to express any type of opinion, ever, about any topic, without judging in some way. Duh.

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  10. LOL,

    Now there is something defo wrong with these people in the upstairs department..

    I saw a guy like that with Tats and Piercings all over in St. Albans, UK – it ruined my food I was eating..

    Why would someone want to deface what God has given them to that degree.. Why in the world?

    Andy

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    Beth Sheerin Reply:

    I totally agree with everyones disagreements!

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  11. Ok… EWWWWWWW! And I thought that my Uncle had a bad tat2…

    Yuck! *throws up*

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  12. I just can’t see how these people don’t live in constant pain. Not emotional, I mean, but physical. Don’t these things they’ve done hurt?

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  13. That?s Too nice, when it comes in india hope it can make a Rocking place for youngster.. hope that come true.

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  14. So half of you say the people in the pictures have too much time?, look at yourselves, you have the time to discriminate these people, but not George bush or other who are actually doing harm to this world. Talk about idiots. You get mad at people for just being themselves when yet you do the exact thing everyday. Just being yourself. Would you rather them waste their life trying to make you people happy. A Good ration of you are not worth that. Would you like to be forced to be someone you truely arent for the likings of people who know for 2 minutes. No, im guessing not, why dont you stupid idiots go pick on people who are actually worth picking on. Like murderers, or rapists, or so and so. Oh, but i forgot, people who like lots or tattoo’s and piercings are awful awful human walks of life.

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  15. although i would not have some of this body modification myself, i have tattoos, 15mm stretchers, a septum piercing, my neck, hips and lower back pierced. For the people complaining, this is a plea for attention, you need to ask yourself, is every piercing, tattoo, beast implant, or general other body modification a plea for attention. Maybe it is more about self realisation and trying to become who you want to be, insecurities of these people aside, i think they’re very brave to do what they’ve done, and as is the case of tom lepard, look at his story. He was probably just trying to get away from the rat race of modern society.

    Thankyou, april.

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  16. It’s true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder…and generally speaking I agree with the “to each his own philosophy”. But I get so tired of hearing tattoo and body modification lovers say that they simply don’t care what other people think or that if someone is so small minded as to not like tattoos and body modification then they don’t want to have anything to do with them. It’s fine to say that if you are picking your own friends or potential mates…but what if you are a part of a family and your modifications are an embarrassment and cause hurt and pain to your other family members? I’m all for doing whatever you want to do AS LONG as you don’t inflict hurt on others in the process. How selfish is it to expect your friends and family to simply accept and embrace your modifications? I think it is unfair and unrealistic. I speak from experience. A family member of mine is already majorly modified and the family has done it’s best to deal with it. Sure we still love this family member, but it’s now getting to the point where children are embarrassed to have this family member appear at school and some of us do not feel comfortable going to our neighborhood pool, soccer games or company awards gatherings with this family member. So to me, the other side of this story is that the modifier is inflicting his or her own desires over those of all the other family members. To me, this is the ultimate selfish act and the ultimate F U “I’m going to do whatever the heck I want to do and if you don’t like it F U!” I mean, relationships all require give and take and compromise and I frankly feel a ton of resentment about being put in this position. I love this family member but I feel that I am being pushed into a corner and that this is simply unfair as I would never willingly inflict anything on anyone that would hurt them or make them feel uncomfortable. And before anyone claims that I’m intolerant, let me just say that this family member has piercings and a full body suit already and has for years. Now this family member now wants to tattoo the neck and face. Enough is enough. If my family member wishes to become a recluse and drop out of society, well then fine…but the truth is this person does not…this person wants to walk around like a peacock and we are all dying inside. Would love to hear your thoughts.

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    Jason Reply:

    If you truly love your family member, you should support them. The only reason any family members are experiencing hurt and embarassment, is because they are judging the outside of this person. You didn’t mention once in your comment anything about this family member’s personality, only their appearance. How deep are you really looking? I agree with you that people should do what they want as long as it doesn’t cause hurt to anyone else. In this case, your family member is not causing hurt to anyone. Anyone hurt by this is allowing themselves to feel that way. They could instead, educate and remind people who judge about the beauty of acceptance and a sense of love for your fellow man. Imagine the hurt and isolation your family member could be feeling by not having the love and support of the very people who should love and support them the most. When is the last time you hugged this family member? If it’s been a while, you should do it next time you see them and tell them you love them. You might be the only one in your family who has done so in a long time.

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  17. You guys are ridiculous. Your going out of your way to look at these people and leave negative comments. SO DON’T FUCKN LOOK AT THEM. lol. body piercings and modifications are a spiritual experience. Physically, mentally and spiritually. if that’s what it takes for them to feel comfortable and complete let them.

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  18. i m sure that they don t feel confortable

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  19. Oh yikes, ouchouchouchOUCH!

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  20. FREAKS!!!!

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  21. its said on here Mr Genest… his real name is Rick.. hes known as Zombie Boy.. or just Zombie.. yeah i know him personally.. and hes an awesome guy.. body art in a sense is a wayy a person defines themselves.. but hell its not completly how ppl define themselves.. its art. Rick is an awesome friend. end of story

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  22. I seeriously don’t understand why those stupids destroy their stupid face.

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  23. Although some of these people seriously scare me, I do believe that everyone has the right to treat their body as they want to, as it has been given to all of us. But I also can’t stop thinking how much physical discomfort most of them must suffer every day – e.g. Elaine Davidson, how does this woman sleep??

    I know most of these people do the things they do for personal growth and becoming themselves, but I’d honestly feel more trapped in my body than ever with all of these mutulations just due to the physical discomfort they appear to be causing.

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  24. For anyone who asks why people put themselves through so much pain for this stuff…
    1) The results make them happy. These things don’t hurt forever. The pain is often part of the appeal, anyway.
    2) I’m pretty sure childbirth is horribly painful. And yet, most women will put themselves through it at some point in their lives. Why not just adopt? That won’t hurt.

    Sharon, the only realization these people have is that they are vastly more interesting than you.

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  25. Self-mutilation is a recognized psychiatric disorder and this is not any different. We all recognize that there are emotional disorders of varying levels, as well low IQ’s etc etc….However, hardly anybody will consider (self assessment) themselves to have a low IQ or have any emotional (permanent) disorder – often quite the contrary! Essentially a borderline mentally disabled, grade school dropout, chronic alcoholic can (and do) believe he/she does not have a drinking problem and is indeed smart and skilful.

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    JusT Reply:

    Self-mutilation is NOT the same as body modification. Self-mutilation is a way of letting out your emotions and you mostly prefer to keep self-mutilation to yourself.
    Body modification is completely different! It’s a way to make yourself feel beautiful and a way of life. Besides to that, it’s art. You have a point about them being addicts, body modification (especially tattooing) is addicting. But they are not mentally disabled. Rick Genest actually is living his dream! Since he was a about 6 years old he wanted to be a zombie. Now he “is” one, he feels good about himself, he earns money with it! What is your problem and who are you to decide these people have disorders! Your comment is truly disgusting.

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  26. Wow you’re all so disguating and hateful. Have you ever thought that these people WANTED to look like this? I personally think it’s incredible. Just because you think it’s “wrong” doesn’t mean it is. These people have turned their bodies into beautiful works of art & they are all so happy. Rick Genest is probably one of the sexiest men I have ever seen! If you don’t like body mods, don’t get any. Stop wasting your time being so nasty & discriminative.

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  27. I find them all so beautiful.

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  28. It is no one’s place to judge these individuals. Body modfication is a beautiful form of art. To each his own, but to these individuals, they are doing something that is symbolic, important, and beautiful to them.

    I give anyone who is willing to do some form of extreme body modification my kudos because they go against the grain and stretch societal norms.

    Also, Rick Genest is sexy. :)

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  29. Rick Genest/Zombie Boy is sexy. The others look hideous

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  30. They all look creepy to me except for Rick Genest aka Zombie Boy who imo is sexy as hell! damn what the hell is going on with me these days? lmao but he is I wouldn’t change a thing and I’ve seen before n after pics.

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  31. Modern life has given people the ability to remove organs that cause disease and sickness, straighten our teeth, use lenses to correct our vision, take medicine to conquer disease, give prosthetic limbs to people who lose them in accidents. All of these body modifications are acceptable in almost every culture. We wear makeup, color our hair, cut our hair, clip our nails, brush our teeth, shave and wax our body hair, wear earrings, wear clothing and shoes, and change our facial features and body parts via surgery and injections. These are all things we use to enhance life for ourselves, but they are not essential to our survival. These are things that make us feel better about ourselves, make our lives easier, make us feel attractive, and give us confidence to accomplish the things we want to in life. I believe there is absolutely nothing wrong with any of the people’s bodies and appearances in the above photographs. Yes they are more extreme examples of body modification, but when you really think about it, we all do it. None of us walk around naked with hair to the ground and spiraled 4 foot long fingernails. No one has the right to judge these people because of how they look. They might be kind, intelligent souls, but you wouldn’t ever know that if you dismissed their existence solely based on their physical appearance. If you judged the above photographed people, please stop and take a minute to think about how shallow it is to judge someone based only on what you see on the outside. Someone may be looking at you and thinking something horrible about you because they don’t like your haircut, or your sweater, or your glasses, or your skin color. They don’t know that there is more to you than what they see. The same applies to the people in these photographs. And like many others, I too think Zombie Boy is totally hot.

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  32. these people…. instead of making a positive change in the world their whole focus is THEMSELVES

    checked today and my hair grew another 3″ !!!

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  33. Wow!Rick Genest is sooo hot!

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  34. i think this looks AWESOME!! heh heh but i bet it hurts lol xD

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  35. Rick Genest is kind of hot. the others not so much but if they like it it’s their problem, so no one has the right to comment. everyone deals with their own life. you can say that you don’t like it because everyone has a right to personal opinion, but other staments like they are abnormal or stuff like that should be kept to ones self.

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  36. My 8 year old daughter and i find most comments to be cruel..She tells me that she does find most of these modifications “scary” she feels we should respect and not be so mean and cruel. Each person should live as they want. They are not hurting anyone or breaking any laws. Treat other people the way you want to be treated.

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  38. That’s made cute bro;*

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  39. All the people sticking up for these body modification people are really stupid

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