Venezuelan Henry Damon has long admired Marvel's Red Skull, the archnemesis of Captain America - and he's chosen to display his love for the character through extreme body modification. Warning: There is a picture and footage of the modification after the cut, and it's graphic, so proceed with caution.
Damon went through a series of surgeries, including sub-dermal implants in his forehead and the tattooing of his eyes, before going under the knife to remove the front section of his nose, to emulate the skull-like appearance of his Marvel idol:
Damon poses after his surgery at the Expo Tatoo Venezuela in Caracas on January 29, 2015. Image Credit: FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images
You can also see Damon's modication near the end of this video taken at Expo Tatoo Venezeula from the Daily Mail, and more graphic images of the surgical process in this BodModz video as well:
The surgery was performed by Emilio Gonzalez, an alleged medical school dropout who now specialises in tattooing and extreme body modification. Gonzalez apparently conducted several psychological tests with Damon - who now also goes by 'Red Skull' - before agreeing to perform the surgery:
'Most of my customers know that body modification is the last step of body art, everyone knows very well what they want and as well as Henry, many of them are waiting for me for many years to make their dreams a reality.'
Damon's journey to becoming the Red Skull isn't over - aside from planning to get his face tattooed all over to emulate the Skull's red colouring, he also intends on getting more sub-dermal implants in his cheeks and chin to complete the look.
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