PHOTO: 43 Year Old Man Spends £10,000 To Look Like The DevilWednesday, February 26, 2014
A 43 year old man Diablo Delenfer has reported spent over £10,000 on some serious body modifications which includes getting a horn, tattooing his eyeballs and others to make him look like the Devil. Read his story below, he says his only starting:
With his forked tongue, razor-sharp fangs and horns that poke from his forehead, Diablo Delenfer, 43, from Kent, looks like most people's idea of a terrifying demon.
Now 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.'
'I chose to become the Devil Man because everything else has been done, whether here or in America. I'm not Satanic at all - it's just a piece of fun.'
It's certainly an expensive piece of fun, with Delenfer confessing to spending more than £10,000 on his transformation so far.
'Over the years, it's probably cost me £10,000 to look like this,' he explains. 'Being a Devil Man doesn't come cheap!'
While Delenfer is yet to realise his ambition of getting an organic tail, he has since had his ears made pointy and endured a series of painful tattoos that now cover his face and arms. Although Delenfer says he's happy with his unusual looks, he does admit that looking like Lucifer has made his quest to find a girlfriend fraught with pitfalls.
'Relationships is a bit of a difficult issue to be honest,' he confesses. 'I'm looking for someone who can see beyond the mask.
'It has changed the way people look at me, accept and deal with me. It has made certain aspects like relationships difficult but it is my life journey and I ain't stopping!'
I do get a lot of attention from people walking down the street and I do have fun with it. Some people are scared and some don't understand but it is just a bit of fun. I'm not satanic at all, it's purely an image thing!