Diablo Delenfer, a 43-year old has spent over N1.7million on body modification work to look like the devil.
The former security guard and self-described ‘body modification artist’ is to have screws implanted into his skull in a bid to create a devilish metal mohawk.
But because ‘body modification’ is unlicensed and unregulated in the UK, the entire operation will be done without anaesthetic.
‘Everything I’ve done, I’ve done fully conscious, fully awake,’ he explains. ‘You see the needle coming towards you and that’s really stressful. You can’t be scared of pain if you’re the Devil Man.’
Among the operations that Diablo Delenfer – real name Gavin Paslow – has so far endured are having his tongue sliced in two to fork it, sub-dermal implants to create a set of horns and an eyeball tattoo that has turned the whites of his eyes bright red.
But despite the pain, the 43-year-old insists he has no plans to stop. ‘I describe myself as a body modification artist,’ he explains.
‘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.’