Category: Weird Articles
Published on Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:00
Henry Damon is a comic book super fan, with his favorite character being one of Marvel's many villains, the Red Skull; archenemy of Captain America. You might think it is crazy enough when some die-hard fans get tattoos of their favorite comic book character, but that wasn't enough to satisfy Damon. Damon decided to undergo massive body modification in his goal to look exactly like his favorite super villain.
For the last few years, the 37-year-old father from Caracas, Venezuela has drastically altered his appearance to resemble Red Skull. How he's going about fulfilling this bizarre quest might make you cringe and go, “Oh God, why?”
Here is what Damon used to look like before embarking on his journey to become the Red Skull. In this picture, he already had the whites of his eyeballs tattooed black, but all in all, he still looks pretty normal.
This is what he looks like today. Damon has had several subdermal implants placed into his forehead, along with extensive facial tattoos. One thing you might have probably noticed right away is that he also had part of his nose chopped off, and no, it wasn't because he got involved in a fight. He chose to get part of his nose removed.
Damon began to work towards his dream of becoming the Red Skull after meeting Emilio Gonzalez, a med school dropout who became a specialist in tattooing and extreme body modification. According to Gonzalez, Damon underwent a full psychological evaluation before beginning the process. Here he is just right before he had the surgery to remove part of his nose.
Damon even took to calling himself Red Skull. Here he is after his nose job, before any facial tattoos.
Before and after.
The picture on the right is of the Red Skull as played by Hugo Weaving in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger.
Gonzalez states that Damon plans to continue his extensive body modification. The final steps will include more facial implants, and then eventually tattooing his entire face red.
What do you think about Damon's extreme body modifications? We are all for people pursuing their dreams, but we're just saying that if we ever see Damon walking towards us in the dead of the night, we would drop everything and run the opposite direction. I really wonder what Damon's child thinks about it. Share this article with your friends to get a reaction out of them too.