A Brazilian father has been dubbed the 'human Satan' after he had his eyes tattooed, horns implanted and teeth filed into fangs so he can look 'as sinister as possible'.
Michel Faro do Prado, 44, from Sao Paulo, has undergone numerous body modifications, including tattoos and piercings, in order to achieve his devil-like image.
The father, who has worked as a tattoo artist for 25 years, said he wants to look as sinister as possible, and has even enlisted a dentist to shape his teeth into canine-inspired arches with plans to coat them entirely in metal.
His wife, who specialises in body modifications, has also helped him achieve his unique look.
Michel claims to have a high pain tolerance and said he doesn't mind enduring more pain to achieve the body he desires.
'Actually I have a good resistance to pain, I don't think anything is so painful. I suffer a lot more in the post-procedures than at the time', he said.
'The truth is that there are changes that without anaesthesia would be almost impossible to be done. I would love not to feel any pain.
'But if I have to feel pain, to achieve what I want, for sure I will face it.'
Arguably the most dangerous procedure he's had is having his eyeballs tattoed, which involves injecting ink directly into the top layer of her sclera – the white of the eye.
The procedure is highly risky and a slip of the needle could lead to permanent blindness.
Despite going to incredible lengths to achieve his extraordinary image and earning himself the nickname 'human Satan', Michel insisted he isn't trying to look like the devil.
He added that he believes the devil is a beautiful creature and doesn't resemble him at all.
Michel also explained that he worships God and tries to do good in the world, and therefore his image doesn't match his character whatsoever.
'The idea is to become more and more sinister, the question of the "Devil" is that people have this image in mind', he said.
'I believe that the true image of the "devil" is beautiful, the Bible says this in Genesis and also the same way in the book of Isaiah, which says that says that Jesus was ugly that he looked like a dry root in the desert.
'He did not inhabit any beauty, so if it is a matter of fiction that the Devil looks likes me more, in my heart I prefer God and doing good!'
Michel is active in his church community and often goes around his town preaching the word of God and conveying the message of the Bible.
He said: 'People who have never seen me before are shocked most of the time.
'I am a very well-known person and not only for my appearance, but also for several videos I make passing a message and speaking from my point of view, addressing various topics like God and the Bible and society behaviours'.
'I believe in who I am - my family and I are loved by the majority.'
Despite his unconventional appearance, Michel said his family and friends have always supported him from the beginning.
Michel has made it clear he does not tolerate people who disrespect him for his choices, saying how each person is different in the way they choose to live their life.
He said: 'My family love it, which consists of my wife and my son, and some people in my life have also become my family.
'I have several young friends who call me father, and others who have become brother and most of them are actually acquaintances or colleagues.
'However, it doesn't really matter to me what people say, I only demand respect.'
Michel added: 'I do not reject conventional society; I reject its hypocrisy and disrespect for those who are different.
'Each person is what they choose to be - I am what I am and they are what they are.'
Michel added that his appearance allows him to continuously break the mould and gives him the chance to express his true self.
He said: 'My personality is not the same because we are here to evolve, but my personality, myself, has been transformed by the lessons of life.
'My exterior has changed because of what I am and I am becoming. My exterior only represents internal freedom I have to break paradigms and concepts imposed on us as a society.'
This article has been adapted from its original source.
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