Take Maria Jose Cristerna, the woman with the the body modification world record. Though her appearance is far from mainstream, her story of why she so heavily modified her body — earning her the nickname "Vampire Lady" — is a fascinating, moving tale of personal reclamation and self-healing.
The facts about Maria Cristerna the Vampire Lady are as interesting as her many body mods. From tattoos, to subdermal implants, to fangs, there is nobody on Earth quite like her. Cristerna's story is inspirational, not just because she transformed her body into a canvas for her art, but also because of how she has channeled her life experience into artwork and outreach.
The Vampire Woman Got Her First Tattoo After Her DivorceVideo: YouTube
She Uses Her Platform To Speak Out Against Domestic Violence
Her Nickname Started As An Insult, But Now She Likes ItVideo: YouTube
Maria’s Tattoos Have Significant Meaning To Her
Maria Cristerna Is A Former Lawyer And Tattoo Artist
Cristerna Is A Mother Of Four