A tattoo artist has turned himself into an orc after having his nose removed to complete the transformation that has already included a forked tongue, and orc-like teeth and ears.
Blue skinned Fernando Franco de Oliveira, who owns a tattoo studio in the city of Tatui in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, said that it was incredibly painful to have undergone so many transformations but admitted that for him it was actually no problem as he liked pain.
Speaking on Tattoo Artist’s Day in Brazil on 20th July, he admitted he was actually “addicted” to the pain of needles, and that he had enjoyed the process of reshaping his ‘skull’ with the final transformation of his nose the most difficult and the most complicated of all the procedures to leave you looking like an orc.
Orcs which related to goblins became widely known through The Lord of the Rings described by Tolkien as brutish, aggressive and ugly as well as evil.
With 99 percent of his body covered in ink, including his eyeballs, the tattoo artist said that the nose removal was the “heaviest” of the changes he underwent earlier this year when he decided to cut and reshape his nose.
He said: “I have a forked tongue, an ‘orc’ ear, vampire teeth and horn implants in my head. The last one I did, to make me look completely frightening, was my nose. I mutilated it to look like a skull.”
He said his reshaped ‘skull’ nose allows him to breathe normally, but after the original operation in March it took a long time to heal and needed a great deal of care.
However, Fernando, who indeed looks like an orc from The Lord of the Rings movie series, admitted he is not done yet and still wants more horn implants in his head and perhaps to remodel his orc ears some more.
He revealed: “I have had everything tattooed except my palms and the soles of my feet.
“I really like the pain of needles, I am addicted. Every now and then I get the need to touch up the tattoos because I don’t have enough space on my body.”
Earlier this month, another heavily tattooed body modification addict in Brazil, named Michel Faro Praddo in city of Praia Grande, revealed that he suffered complications following a tummy tuck and had to undergo a corrective procedure.
Michel, who is dubbed ‘Human Satan’, underwent liposuction and a tummy tuck in March this year. He had excess skin and even his belly button was removed. This was followed up with another procedure on 28th June.
His heavily tattooed wife Carol said: “The days went by and his stitches began opening. We’re not managing to make it close on its own.”
Michel reported feeling in pain and said he remained lying down as he could not move around well. He underwent a corrective procedure on 8th July after his approximately 40-centimetre- (15.7-in-) long wound opened.
Carol, who also has a number of body modifications and is dubbed the ‘Demoness’, did a live stream on social media to ask for donations from members of the public to pay for the procedure.
Michel’s body modifications include ‘horns’ implanted in his forehead, the removal of part of his nose, ears and even his ring finger, and the addition of silver dentures.
Despite his devilish appearance, he recently admitted that he believes in God. He also said that he does not drink, smoke or use drugs.