New perversity: body modification to look like the devil

“In a world without God, everything is permitted.”

-Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Spanish devils

Last Saturday, March 1, 2014, a small village in Spain called Luzon had a carnival.

That’s nothing unusual as carnival festivals are celebrated in hundreds of villages across Spain.

What is unusual, as reported by NBC News, is that the celebrants in Luzon’s carnival smeared themselves with oil and soot, and wore bull horns on their heads, to look like devils (see pic above). Preserved records from the 14th century document Luzon’s carnival, but the real origin of the tradition could have begun much earlier.

There are people who do the devilish Luzon carnival celebrants one better.

Instead of wearing bull horns on their heads and smearing their faces with oil and soot, these sick individuals undergo “extreme body modifications” of tattoos and plastic surgery to make themselves look like monsters.

Michael Snyder writes on The Truth, Feb. 18, 2014, “there is a growing subculture of individuals out there that truly seem to enjoy ‘pushing the envelope’ and seeing what is possible.  Some of them want to look like cats, some want to look like vampires, others want to look like aliens and some even want to look like the devil.”

CNN report says there are now thousands of people who have embraced “extreme body modification” as a lifestyle and the movement is growing rapidly.  One website alone that has 3 million photos of extreme body modification.

Horns. Forked tongues. Elf ears. Whiskers.

No, these aren’t features from the latest fantasy film. Today, thousands of people are getting their bodies modified in all sorts of bizarre and unusual ways. Tattoos are just the tip of the iceberg for people interested in body modification, referred to as “body mutilation” by detractors.

People called “body modification artists” perform these unconventional surgical procedures, typically on young clients. These treatments range from the simple, such as implanting metal bolts on a person’s neck, to the extreme, such as creating ridges under a person’s skin in order to make him look like a human lizard.

Gavin PaslowDevil man Gavin Paslow

A 43-year-old man in the UK who calls himself “Diablo Delenfer” (real name Gavin Paslow) wants to look as much like the devil as possible. To that perverse end, the former security guard spent more than £10,000 (about $16,711) to get a forked tongue by slicing it in two, got sub-dermal implants in his head to create a set of horns, and even got an eyeball tattoo to turn the whites of his eyes bright red. All without anesthesia.

Paslow said, “I describe myself as a body modification artist. I am a human curiosity but body modification is my life’s journey. It’s a little bit weird, a little bit eccentric but that’s what I am.”

Some of the money Paslow has spent on his “body modification” are “benefits” from the government, i.e., welfare. He is now aiming for “the final step” in his quest to look like a devil: he wants a tail.

Maria CristernaVampire woman Maria Cristerna

Even more frightening looking than devil man Paslow is a 35-year-old woman in Mexico named Maria Cristerna who is known as “the Vampire Lady”.

The 35-year-old attorney says she grew up in a “deeply religious” family. She is covered head-to-toe in tattoos, had dental work so she appears to have fangs, and even had titanium horns inserted into her head.

When people see Cristerna coming, many of them cross over to the other side of the street because she literally looks like a monster.

H/t FOTM’s swampygirl

See also “In pagan cultures, tattoo began as a form of demon worship“.

~Eowyn

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27 responses to “New perversity: body modification to look like the devil

  1. This is completely brainless/mindless activity, IMO, but I suppose it helps some lost souls fill their idle hours….

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  2. Ouch! That has to hurt! 😀

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  3. Wait 40 or 50 years and see what gravity does to them!

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    • traildustfotm

      That’s my thought every time I see a pretty woman at the beach with a tramp stamp on her back. What might (but usually doesn’t) look good now, will look awful in later years.

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    • I think these people are going to start having a lot of negative physical issues concerning these procedures. Just look at all of the dreadful results from plastic surgery that’s performed by doctors. How is this even legal? Can you imagine what scumbags these “artists” are?

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  4. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this amazing post. These individuals look so grotesque and horrible. I find this particularly demonic. I used to refer the litigants who had piercings, in their nose, in their tongue, et al., to other judges to hear the case, because it so grossed me out. I feared that I would miss important testimony since I was so distracted with their weirdness, and I wanted them to receive an impartial and fair decision. Such activity is the opposite of holiness.

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  5. Poor misguided fools, don’t they understand that Satan, the Devil, the Dragon, Lucifer, what ever name you wish to call him is the apex of creation, perfect in wisdom and beauty?? They make themselves up in these ugly caricatures, claiming to look like Satan, showing their ignorance in bold loud fashion.

    What is more sad is the bulk of Christiandom believe them. They are so biblically illiterate they can’t tell the difference.

    What are they going to do when Satan stands in Jerusalem in all his splendor claiming to be God? They are going to fall for it, they are going to worship Satan thinking he is God.

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    • Excellent point, wildriver! Lucifer is described in scripture as a beautiful creature in appearance (Ezekial 28:11-19: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+28%3A11-19&version=KJV; Isaiah 14:12-17: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+14%3A12-17&version=KJV). So you are right on, that these people are making themselves the opposite of their “idol.”

      Your last paragraph’s question, “What are they going to do when Satan stands in Jerusalem in all his splendor claiming to be God?” reminded me of this short 1+ minute video as it shows “Satan’s Man” doing just that:

      (Opening music and video for Zola Levitt Presents TV Program, Bible study series re “The Dark Prince” [Antichrist]; Music Written and Produced by Sammy Davenport.)

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    • Great observation Wildriver……yes indeed satan always hides behind goodness and beauty. Such antics would seem to be counterproductive to his agenda. These people must appear vile to all but a select few. I don’t see how this would please him but …….having said all that…..we must realize also that the veil is being lifted and all this evil is being thrust forward. Maybe this is all part of satan’s big coming out party……..

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  6. Does the vampire attorney from Mexico represent a lot of clients?
    I thought the Inquisition would have eliminated ‘devil worshipers’ in Spain.

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  7. I always pity children, the elderly, and any nice people in general who have to be victimized by seeing gross shocking filth!

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  8. OK guys….you want to know where all this starts???? Listen to this…there’s .kids in Jr Hi/Middle School w/body modifications ….they pierce/stretch earlobes so that there’s a big honking hole in each lobe that you can put your fist through by high school. They pierce noses, lips, eyebrows, tongues, belly buttons….They dye their hair black, wear black all the time all over, paint fingernails black…& carry around those vampire novels for their “leisure” reading material. When they try to talk to me face-to-face in the classroom, I can’t look at them, my eyes water ….ESPECIALLY when a piercing is seeping pus…which happens mostly in the nose and lip piercings. Go figure. We’re talking kids 11-14 years old. !!!PARENTING FAILURE ALERT!!!! But you know, when I question these kids in an aside about their lives….there’s always a dad in prison who has learned how to do prison tattooes (& whom they admire & that’s what they want to be when they grow up…a tattoo artist), a mom who has multiple piercings and tattooes and three colors of hair dye fighting each other on her head and she wears what looks like lingerie to parent meetings about retention school for their kid …and many times if I question counselors…the kid was a crack baby being raised by aunt or grandma….And, just to think, when my kids were little and at home, I forbade them to watch Japanese-based cartoons on TV b/c I thought the animation was cheap, dark, and the message was always that the end of the world was nigh………I was afraid that would damage them or give them a depressed outlook about life. GEEZ! Was I EVER a lightweight!

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  9. You have to wonder what kind of school life they had or do have that they feel the need to draw such attention to themselves. If you look at most of them, we aren’t talking prom king and queens, but they have to understand beauty comes from within. Pretty is as pretty does.

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  10. I agree with joandarc that it is “particularly demonic” when the adults do this (the fact Mr. Diablo had it all done “without anesthesia” makes you wonder if he wasn’t “possessed”!). The young kids is another story, as described so well by CalGirl. Total Parental Failure Alert, indeed.

    When & if they “wake up” & get saved, they will be so sorry for what they have done to their bodies. Is UN-tattooing your “red eyeballs” even possible? Ghastly!

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  11. One positive outcome is that if someone about to enter the workforce is thinking about a stable future income, they should look at becoming expert in tattoo removals….

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  12. Leeann Springer

    Body mutilation is done for gaining attention. People who do that are stunted in their emotional growth. I don’t think it is too farfetched to wonder if people like that are a “subhuman race”. I believe that angels walk among us and that demons do too. People who turn themselves into walking freak shows, are probably freaks in their emotions. They are filled with unclean spirits. Leeann

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  13. I happen too stumble upon while looking for a body modification reference. Considering everyone commenting and the person who wrote this appear to be pretty intelligent it’s a shame that your opinions of people whom you know nothing about other than what you have read are so negative. The stereotypes here are absolutely atrocious, and you should all be ashamed of yourselves. What this is right here is a hate group, you’re judging someone based on their appearance and nothing else. You don’t make the world a better place by singling out people who are different whether by choice or not, your concern should be unconditional love for your fellow man regardless of who they are. Really think about what you’re saying, I’m pretty sure being singled out as close minded, ignorant Christians probably doesn’t feel good. I myself am a body modification artist, I am not a scumbag, neither of my parents have tattoos or piercings and have never been to jail. My family is loving and supportive of my career, I am not a devil worshipper and I have many religious and church going clients of all faiths not that it even matters, we are all people. Regardless of any of your opinions, I respect your right to have them, I can only wish that you choose one day too look at things in another light and see the real devil on this earth.

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    • “your concern should be unconditional love for your fellow man regardless of who they are.”

      And yet you call us “atrocious” and “a hate group” and scold us that because we “judge” others, we “should all be ashamed of yourselves.” By saying all that, of course, you, M. Jaytek, are judging us and displaying your lack of unconditional love for us, your “fellow man.” You really should try practicing what you preach.

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    • let me help you with your search for a body modification reference…the name is satan. God created man in His image, only satan and his minions work to undo it.

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  14. Here are my stooopid questions of the day:

    What about the liability exposure for plastic surgeons who cave in to the extreme body modification wishes of their patients? What about a former patient who sees the light a few years down the road, and wants to have a normal appearance again, but doesn’t have the money to undo the damage — assuming that it’s reversible?

    The last time I checked, we Americans were still living in a very litigious society.

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  15. I have been aware of this “body modification” malarky for a while now and I have always felt their is something pitiable about the people who do this to themselves, as if they do out out of a profound self-loathing! I get a quite intense feeling of deep sadness when I see and listen to these people.I think we should pray for them. Maria the vampire woman is saying it was because she was abused by her 1st husband- I wonder how many of them have been abused either by partners or parents?It would be interesting to see the results of a study, wouldn’t it? Also,I thought her children looked very unhappy, did anyone else notice their faces and an apparent lack of childlike animation and playful spirits or is it just me? The whole thing is just SAD to me!

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  16. Judge not, lest ye be judged. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. We are all equal in the eyes of the lord. To err is human, to forgive is divine. Love thy neighbor….. all of you who commented have clearly forgotten these central tenets of the compassion and love that is the privilege and responsibility of a good person, let alone a good christian. I hope that you read back and realize that is not your place to pretend to be virtuous and pass judgement on someone you don’t know, nor would ever be loving or kind enough to try to understand. If hell is other people, then you my dears, are the devil.

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    • Nice quotes you got there.

      Ever read the whole scripture? For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.

      Modifying your body to look like the Devil and/or a monster deserves judgement.

      Here’s another “tenenr” for you: First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

      There is no compassion and love from us for those who turn their hearts away from God.

      “I hope that you read back and realize that is not your place to pretend to be virtuous and pass judgement on someone you don’t know…”

      I hope that you read back and realize that you 1) have passed judgement on us whom you do not know and 2) need to gain an understanding of English and proper capitalization.

      The Devil is in the details. From our “About” page: Nor is doing so being unChristian, for God is Truth. Our Lord Jesus Christ certainly knows and sees all the evils that humans do, so much so that at the Garden of Gethsemane, He sweated blood seeing all the sins of humanity.

      Hell, my dear, is for those who choose body modification to look like the Devil.

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