Extreme body modifications have been going on since civilization first came together around fires to cook and get warm from the cold. Various tribes across the world have used scarring on their bodies to set them apart, to allow them to enter manhood, and to show how brave they are. Body modifications usually involve piercings, scarring or tattoos, but more shocking ones have come about in recent times. Those who can withstand the pain are considered strong, loyal, and brave. Here are some of the most extreme forms of body modification.
The Vampire Woman of Mexico
The Vampire Woman of Mexico is a name given to María José Cristerna, a former lawyer and mother of four who now holds the world record for the most body modifications on a woman. She started with transdermal implants on her forehead and chest, plus all of the piercings.