Extreme body modifications at tattoo expo

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Extreme Body Modifications At Tattoo Expo


The Venezuela Tattoo International Expo could have been mistaken for a Halloween party, the set of a Hollywood vampire movie or even your mother's worst nightmare. Instead, it's a four day event where the inked and pierced showed off their body modifications.

Attendees came from across the globe to the event in Caracas that is one of the largest expos in the world. From standard tattoos to implants, dye injections and dental work, the modifications ran the gamut from basic to extreme.

The tattooed included Mary Jose Cristerna, dubbed 'Vampire Woman,' thanks to dental modification, a man called 'Red Skull' with dyed eyes, and Kala Kaiwi, a man who holds the record for the largest non-surgically stretched ear lobes.

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Mary Jose Cristerna, a Mexican known as The Vampire Woman, poses for the public to take portraits of her during the annual Venezuela Tattoo International Expo in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Tattoo artists from around the world are gathering for the four-day event that also includes under the skin implants and body piercing. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
A Venezuelan man known as Red Skull poses for a portrait during the annual Venezuela Tattoo International Expo in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Tattoo artists from around the world are gathering for the four-day event that also includes under the skin implants and body piercing. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Mexican Maria Jose Cristerna, known as 'Vampire Woman', Guinness World Record for being the woman with more changes in her body in America, poses during the 'Expo Tatoo Venezuela' in Caracas on January 29, 2015. AFP PHOTO/FEDERICO PARRA (Photo credit should read FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)
Mary Jose Cristerna, a Mexican known as The Vampire Woman, poses for the public to take portraits of her during the annual Venezuela Tattoo International Expo in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Tattoo artists from around the world are gathering for the four-day event that also includes under the skin implants and body piercing. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Colombian Carlos Dehaquiz, who modifies bodies with implants, poses for a portrait during the annual Venezuela Tattoo International Expo in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Tattoo artists from around the world are gathering for the four-day event that also includes under the skin implants and body piercing. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
A woman shows her tattoo covered leg as she attends the annual Venezuela Tattoo International Expo in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Tattoo artists from around the world are gathering for the four-day event that also includes under the skin implants and body piercing. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Mary Jose Cristerna known as The Vampire Woman poses for a photo at the 3rd annual Venezuela Tattoo International Expo in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. As many as 300 tattoo artists from a variety of countries are expected to attend the 4-day event, sharing their skills including under the skin implants and body piercings. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Matt Gone who is known as The Checkered Man poses for a photo at the 3rd annual Venezuela Tattoo International Expo in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. As many as 300 tattoo artists from a variety of countries are expected to attend the 4-day event, sharing their skills including under the skin implants and body piercings. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
A tattoo artist makes a portrait of US singer Elvis Presley on the back of a man at the 'Expo Tatoo Venezuela' in Caracas on January 29, 2015. AFP PHOTO/FEDERICO PARRA (Photo credit should read FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)
Venezuelan Henry, known as 'Red Skull', poses during the 'Expo Tatoo Venezuela' in Caracas on January 29, 2015. AFP PHOTO/FEDERICO PARRA (Photo credit should read FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)
Venezuelan Emilio Gonzalez displays implants under the skin and tattoos during an international tattoo encounter in Lima, on September 5, 2014. Gonzalez and scores of other tattoo culture masters, male and female, met for three days to share it with Lima residents. AFP PHOTO/CRIS BOURONCLE (Photo credit should read CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images)
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