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Animal Within and Without: 5 Beastly Body Modifications

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 6 6

You know how transsexuals undergo sex changes because they believe they were born the wrong sex? Well there are people that believe they were born the wrong species. Not all the people on this list believe that, but the connection between human and animal are blurred through these epic body modifications.

A word of warning, some of the body modifications may be a bit...shocking if you've never looked at extreme body modifications before. I urge you to withhold any hateful comments on the article. These are people, and they can do what they want to their bodies.

5. Zebra Man - Horace Ridler

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Horace is one of the original body modification enthusiasts, from a time where body modification was not quite so tolerated as it is today. He established himself in World War I in which he was given an award for bravery while serving in the British Army. Afterwards he began his tattoo binge and made a living as a sideshow attraction. He toured as The great Omi with his lifelong wife Ommete. As his tattoos progressed to stripes he had his teeth filed and had his septum pierced by a veterinarian. Horace died in 1969 in England at the age of 77.

4. Katzen the Tiger Lady


Katzen, German for cat, started her tattoos as a way of self-knowledge and awareness. She has stated that she wanted the markings since she was five, even before she knew what a tattoo was. She has whiskers implanted in her cheeks. Katzen is relatively tame for a body modification enthusiast, but there is no denying that there's something mesmerizing and attractive about her stripes.

3. Tom Leppard


Unlike the others on this list, Tom Leppard didn't get his tattoos as any great means of self expression or attention grabbing. He used them merely as a way for making money. Tom has 99.2% of his body tattooed with those leopard spots and once held the Guinness book of world records spots for most tattooed man. He used the money from his spots to live a solitary life in the wilderness. However, at 70 he nearly lost his life on his weekly kayak trip to get supplies. He had to accept his friends offer to live in town with him, so this cat was sadly taken out of the wilderness.

2. The Tiger - Dennis Anver


Dennis Anver is known to his friends by his Native American name, The Stalking Cat. He holds the Guinness Book of records for the most body modification. He is an electronics/computer technician by trade. Among his many alterations, Dennis has relocated his septum (that cartilage that makes our noses) to elongate his profile. He had his earlobes moved to the top of his ears and pointed to resemble those of a cat; however, he may just cut his ears off as he also had an implant on his skull to accommodate tiger-like ears at a future date. He has many hours worth of tattoos and silicon implanted cheekbones. With numerous piercings and a cleft upper lip, you have to admit, he looks like a cat.

1. The Lizard Man - Eric Sprague


The Lizardman, who goes by Eric Sprague at the dinner table with his wife and/or family, is the ultimate performance artist. How many of us have the courage to choose our life's work and then stick to it with such conviction that we are ready to change elements of our life to conform to and enhance it? When I see Eric, I see a man who knows what he wants to do with his life and has made the necessary modifications to make it the very best that it can be. The fact that he has dedicated his life to entertain us is noble and honorable. When I see Eric as the Lizardman, I do not think about my bills or my arthritis, or any of my other numerous problems. In this way, Eric has succeeded. So if your definition of freak or weirdo is someone who makes sacrifices to make of himself and his chosen profession the very best that it can be, then Eric is all of that and more.



Aug 20, 2012 11:10pm
Oh, the sadness.

You left out the most pathetic person of all, that really old broad in NY who is a scenester or some crap who has alss had her face extremely altered to look like a cat as well. Oh, and those pinheds who get fake "horns" implanted on their heads to look more like Satanic poseurs.

Anyway, the article itself is a winner even if the people are brain-damaged. A thumb for your plumbing the depths of human stupidity and bringing it to the masses who probably have never heard of such things. Good for shock value for the unititiated.
Sep 12, 2012 3:13am
Ha! Great article :)
Sep 12, 2012 7:33am
Disturbing in many ways, and yet I...can't...look....away.
Sep 12, 2012 1:16pm
These people are awesome. I never had a tattoo or other body modification or plan too, but I appreciate someone that will express themselves to the fullest. After-all, life is short and you only live once. As cliche that it sounds it is true.

Recently I read an article about using DNA and scaffolding to grow body parts. Doctors are doing this to replace body parts on injured soldiers. I see this as a step towards body modification in the future. Interesting read. Two thumbs up, and in the future, maybe three thumbs up!!!
Sep 12, 2012 3:37pm
Hi--I've never heard of this so thanks for the new information--what a psychological study of human motivation, eh? I am wondering if these folks are totally on tilt or....they have some odd connectedness to the anials they wish to be or be like? It is after all extremely easy to judge a person because they are so off-the-wall but you know the old saying--never judge a person unless you've walked a mile in their high heels. Two big thumbs up from me
Sep 25, 2012 10:33pm
Double WOW, totally different. It's weird but just like "Amerowolf" said, these people can do anything with their bodies.
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