Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bizarre Body Modification

Tattooed Head
A man shows off his tattooed head at the London Tattoo Convention. Last year, more than 20,000 enthusiasts attended the event.

Tattoo enthusiasts from around the world gathered in London for the fifth annual Tattoo Convention. Here, Samon shows off his ink.
How much do you love your Volkswagen? Chris Redford got a real "Bug" bite... and tattooed his affections to his toes.
I've done a lot of "colorful" stories over the years, but none of them can top this one.
There's a reason they call him Spiky Bob -- just take a look at those extreme modifications. Bob sipped a cold one at the London Tattoo Convention.
Dutch tattooist Jeroen Derks waits for business at the London Tattoo Convention.
Kriss Poison shows off her tattoos at the London Tattoo Convention. The annual body art convention is one of the top destinations for European tattoo lovers.
In early 2009, Guinness World Records certified that Brazilian-born nurse Elaine Davidson sports 6,005 piercings, including 1,500 that are internal.
With sharpened teeth, a split tongue, and a full-body tattoo of creen scales, sideshow star Erik Sprague of Austin regularly appears at Ripley's Odditoriums.
"I am Huron and Lokota," says Dennis Avner. "And in following a very old Huron tradition, I am transforming myself into my totem, a tiger."
Two masters of extreme body modification -- Dennis Avner and Erik Sprague -- at the opening of Ripley's Odditorium in London.
Sideshow Bennie the Human Pincushion cuts the ribbon at The Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Odditorium on May 1, 2008 in San Antonio, TX.
The Traumatic Stress Discipline Suspension Club performs at The Ripley's Believe It Or Not! celebration on May 1, 2008 in San Antonio, TX.
Using her body like a canvas, Isobel Varley, who turned 71 in 2009, is recognized as the most tattooed septuagenarian woman.
You have to be really committed to life as a lizardman to sport a forked tongue. Erik Sprague is committed -- he's the real "Lizardman."
Lizardman is more than just a man who looks like a lizard. The self-proclaimed professional freak is a certified Ripley's star.



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