Brazilian tattoo artist Michel Faro Prado has taken a body shape to a whole new level by turning himself into a demon.
Prado, known on social media as Diablo Praddo or Devil Praddo, changed his appearance by drawing a tattoo of 80 percent of his body, reducing the size of his nose and removing one of his ring fingers to imitate his fingernails. He also strengthened his teeth and horns. “Being a devil was not something I planned, it wasn’t my idea,” Prado said. “That bad guy caught my eye.”
A former homeless and drug-addicted artist, the 46-year-old tattoo artist says that those difficult years made him a better person who always strives to achieve self-awareness. Although his picture is scary, Prado say he has a good heart.
Several artists walk along the beach while people watch. (Source: Reuters)
His wife Carol Prado, 36, known as Demon Woman, also changed her body to fit the image. The Sao Paulo couple have undergone the most extreme renovations in the last five years.
Although faced with prejudice and hatred, Prado has learned to ignore the opinions of others. “What I want is different from the social style,” he said. “I received so much love, so much love that (hatred) became so small.”
(Reported by Pablo Leite Garcia; Writing by Nina Lopez; Edited by Diane Craft)