A BODY modification addict who’s tattooed from head to toe has taken it to a brand new excessive – having a big quantity six carved out of his scalp.
Victor Hugo Peralta Rodriguez, 50, bought a buddy to chop out a bit of pores and skin to depart him completely scarred – and he plans two extra to make the fabled “variety of the beast” 666.
Victor, from Uruguay, is roofed in a whole lot of tattoos by greater than 80 artists world wide.
Even his eyeballs and genitals have been crammed in with ink.
He additionally has piercings and different modifications akin to star-shaped implants in his brow.
Now the circus performer has undergone the newest of one other type of physique artwork referred to as “scarification”.
It includes eradicating tissue to create an engraving within the pores and skin.
The gothic-style numeral is the primary of three he needs working throughout the facet of his head to create a whole 666.
It’s the referred to as “variety of the beast” within the Guide of Revelation and is usually related to the Antichrist or the Satan.
Victor, who lives in Argentina, insists it holds no spiritual which means for him – however he enjoys spiting these with religion.
He mentioned: “The quantity six solely, for me, has no which means.
“I do the three sixes as a result of I hate spiritual folks and what they do does not curiosity me – for that motive I do it out of repudiation of the church.
“It was carried out by a colleague and buddy right here in Buenos Aires at my native Querubin Tattoo Studio.
“Performing one of many sixes took about an hour of labor and as a result of a query of schedules, it couldn’t be accomplished in a single session.
“The second and final session can be held shortly to finish the work.”
Victor mentioned it was carried out underneath native anaesthetic however he nonetheless felt some ache as his tissue was eliminated.
He added: “I’ve already had seven scarifications and it is rather doubtless that I’ll do others.”
Victor has been a tattoo artist himself for 26 years and likewise has a circus act the place he hangs from metallic hooks piercing his pores and skin.
Explaining his love of ink, he mentioned: “From a really younger age, I used to be interested in vibrant artwork.
“On the age of 13, I bought my first tattoo, which was the phrase f*** on the fingers of my left hand, and I did it myself.
“Since then, I’ve by no means stopped tattooing myself, and right this moment at 50 years outdated I’ve 95 per cent of my physique tattooed together with my tongue and genitals.”
Victor additionally has a variety of different physique modifications, together with 11 subdermal implants, metallic tooth, a break up and tattooed tongue, varied scarifications, lobe expansions and ear incisions.
He as soon as had his scrotum pierced, however now solely wears piercings in his septum, ears and nipple.
Victor mentioned: “Today I would not have so many piercings.
“I had round 40 on my face a very long time in the past, however my favorite was the septum.”
Essentially the most painful tattoo was on the top of his penis, however says even that can’t evaluate to the agony of pigmenting his tongue.
He mentioned: “That was very annoying and painful and made it tough to breathe for a number of hours.”
As for what his household and buddies consider his look, Victor mentioned: “They’re used to seeing me like this.
“They’ve seen my transformation and encourage it.”
He added: “There are many people who do not agree with this style of life and criticise me for not understanding the taste of others.
“But I don’t pay attention to them. I am unique, I do not want to look like anyone, they are my ideas and designs executed by friends.
“Today, I am a beautiful monster.”
In September we told how a primary school teacher terrified his young pupils after he was tattooed throughout together with his eyeballs.