8 people with body modifications that may haunt your nightmares

A man who had part of his nose cut off so he could look more like the Marvel comic book character Red Skull has been in the news lately, so we thought we’d have a look for some more of the extreme body modifications people go through.

At first, you might be a little shocked – even repulsed. But somehow, they grow on you. Don’t get us wrong, we’d probably still be terrified if we woke up to them in the middle of the night, but these are just people too.

Anyway, enough of the soppy stuff. Prepare to be frightened.

1. Red Skull

The man hailing from Venezuela wants to look like this.

We think he’s doing a pretty good job.

2. The Enigma

The Enigma performs all over the world as part of a sideshow. He’s been in the X-Files and has had up to 23 tattoo artists working on him at one time.

Just for your peace of mind, here’s him hammering a nail into his nose.

And it looks like he’s enjoying it too.

3. The Lizardman

Erik Sprague, aka the Lizardman, also performs in sideshows, as well as fronting a band. Despite his lizard-like appearance, it seems he enjoys the simple things in life just like you and I.

4. The Vampire Woman

The Vampire Woman, real name Mary Jose Cristerna, is a Mexican lawyer. We know.

Her transformation began after her divorce. She claims the horns represent strength, and the tattoos freedom.

5. The Checkered Man

More than 90% of the Checkered Man’s body is covered in tattoos, and we think he looks pretty awesome.

He’d be a great friend to have around if you’re in need of some chess practice.

6. Magneto

Magneto has the coolest name on this list, and probably also the coolest eyes. But don’t tell the other guys.

7. This guy

He’s hardly frightening, but as soon as we saw the Piccolo hand tattoo this guy was making it on the list. We don’t know his name, so we’re going to call him Piccolo guy.

His tattoos appear the most colourful, and the ones on his face actually don’t look such a bad idea. Or at least as much of a bad idea as the rest.

8. And this one

This man has the most convincing horns we’ve ever seen. Let’s send him back to the 16th century and see how they react.

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