Eli Ink, a 27-year-old tattoo artist from Brighton, has undergone a 10-year transformation to turn himself into a walking exhibition of his tats.
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He also implanted huge stretchers in his nose and under his bottom lip as part of his body-modification process.
The artist even went as far as dying his eyes to complete the striking look.
“In my opinion, the only person who will only ever understand my transition properly is me. I don’t attempt to describe it to anyone,” he told the Mail Online.
He said: “I’ve always been blown away by art itself. Picasso is a huge childhood inspiration to me, especially abstract art, but I do like all forms of art. Body art was just the next local step for me growing up.
“I wanted to look like an abstract character in one of Picasso’s paintings. I love the abstract look, no thought , just pure expression.”
Tattooing the whites of eyeballs involves delicately injecting ink in-betweek two layers of the Scleral of the eye and letting it spread out.
Mr Ink admitted there can be horrifying consequences if the procedure goes wrong.