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Horning In…

April 22, 2011

 – – On the outer fringes of the bodily modification culture are those such as the “Vampire Woman” pictured who has had titanium horns embedded in her skull.  The woman, Maria Jose Cristerna, is a 35-year-old former attorney turned tattoo artist who resides in Guadalajara, Mexico.  Cristerna believes humans have only one life and should live it the way they want; she chose to reinvent herself as a warrior following an abusive marriage, seeing the horns as a symbol of strength.

Elsewhere, Eril Sprague, also known as Lizardman, had horns implanted in his head as part of a body-based art project to explore the idea of what it means to be human.  Horn implants are characteristically done by body-modification artists rather than doctors, who are reluctant to implant in the forehead as objects put there are likely to erode through the skin and pose infection risks…

…But wouldn’t a horned attorney be really intimidating?!


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