A Colombian man named Eric Yeiner Hincapié Ramírez, sliced off his nose and mutilated his face to look like a skeleton.
22 year old Eric Yeiner Hincapié Ramírez has renamed himself Kalaca Skull, after two years worth of extreme surgery.
According to the tattoo artist, he has been obsessed with skulls since childhood – but he got really serious about looking like one when his mum died.
His gruesome surgery procedures include having the bottom half of his nose removed and his ear lobes cut off.
Eric Yeiner Hincapié Ramírez split his tongue in two and dyed it grey, then had dark eye sockets permanently inked onto his face.
Kalaca Skull also had skeletal teeth shaded around his mouth and he described being transformed into a walking talking skull as a “dream come true”.
“I am a normal person who just happens to look a lot different than most other people.
“It’s like a different way of thinking, of dressing, a different style of music. I just feel good the way I am.”
Eric has been slammed in the media and by members of the public back in Colombia for his macabre look. He even says he does notice many people crossing the street to avoid passing him.
But his Instagram feed is littered with pics of fans greeting him in the street and posing for selfies.
He told Rio Noticias website in Colombia:
“Body modifications are a personal decision and should not be judged. It is like judging a woman for getting breast or buttock implants.
“For me, a skull is like my sister, a part of my family really, I feel very attached to them.”
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