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The Most Extreme Body Modifications Ever  

Jacob Shelton
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Believe it or not, extreme body modification has been happening since the dawn of civilization. Different tribes from across the world have scarred their bodies with various tattoos and piercings in an effort to show that they were brave, could take pain, and were in touch with the spirit realm. But in the modern era, extreme body mods have taken on a completely different meaning.

Men and women are able to get piercings and tattoos at the drop of a hat, so the practitioners of extreme body piercing have had to branch out further in to set themselves apart from all the squares who decided to gauge their ears after seeing a Hawthorne Heights music video. If you have a weak stomach, prepare yourself for this list of the most extreme body modifications ever.

Extreme body modifications have taken on many forms in recent years. From getting patterned facial scarring, to spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to look like a children’s toy, and even installing microchips in your body to better communicate with technology, people all over the world are taking body modification and applying to their own truths. Even though it might seem a bit strange now, it’s entirely possible than in a couple of decades, extreme piercing, and body modifications might be the normal standard of beauty.

Vote up the most extreme forms of body modification, and the people who altered their bodies in the craziest of ways. And if you want, leave us a comment about the totally insane butterfly tattoo you have on your shoulder.
Man Cuts Off Nose To Look Like Red Skull
Man Cuts Off Nose To Look Like... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Extreme Body Modifications Ever
Photo: Henry Rodriguez/Twitter

Henry Damon, a Venezuelan fan of fictional Nazis, has undergone a crazy amount of body modification to make himself look like the Captain America villain, Red Skull. Not only has he removed his nose and tattooed his face red, but he's also tattooed his eyes black. Real talk: He certainly looks like a comic book villain, but he doesn't really resemble Red Skull.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

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Cindy Moore, The Real-Life Real Doll
Cindy Moore, The Real-Life Rea... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Extreme Body Modifications Ever
Photo: @iAmNiyola/via Twitter

In 2016, Cindy Moore came to a decision. The British mother of two had just broken up with the father of her children, and she wanted a change. So, she decided to begin losing weight and modifying her look – to resemble a sex doll. As of 2017, Moore has spent around $12,000 on cosmetic procedures. She's had breast augmentations and gotten hair extensions, and goes in three times per month for lip fillers at $322 a pop.

Moore's not done, either: "I want another boob job and probably a tummy tuck. I’m trying to lose more weight and look even more like a sex doll. I’ve just always liked it when I saw the look on other people. I think it makes me look beautiful."

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Achilles Piercing... Because Why Not?
Achilles Piercing... Because W... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Extreme Body Modifications Ever
Photo: via Reddit
Some time in the '90s, Mr. Tetanus, a performance artist (duh), began wearing a self-made 10mm spike through his ankle, behind the Achilles tendon. According to the artist, he doesn't remove the piercing because the hole closes up in about a minute. 
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Man Cuts Off His Ears To Look Like Pet Parrot
Man Cuts Off His Ears To Look ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Extreme Body Modifications Ever
Photo: Ted Parrotman/Facebook

You know how people say that pets and their owners look alike? Well Ted Richards from Bristol, England underwent a six hour procedure to have his ears removed so he could look more like his parrots. There are no reports on his feelings on crackers, although one can assume he finds them favorable. 

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