A guy whose skin looks blue after he covered himself from head to toe in tattoos has had his genitals removed because they ‘spoiled his look’.
33-year-old Adam Curlykale – great name – has had 90 per cent of his body tattooed, including his eyeballs, since he was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago.
When he was 22, Adam, from Kaliningrad, Russia, received extensive treatment for cancer of the left intestine. He successfully fought the disease, but he was left with a very weak immune system, and several skin blemishes.
After the treatment, he decided to start concealing the blemishes with tattoos – and things only advanced from there.
The tattoo artist spent the next decade inking his arms, legs, torso, hands and face, until he was almost entirely covered. But there were still a couple of things ruining his aesthetic – specifically his nipples and his genitals.
So Adam decided to opt for a simple, albeit very shocking, solution and had them removed. He underwent several surgeries to complete his transformation.
The Russian describes himself as belonging to the ‘nullo’ community; an extreme body modification subculture which is reportedly mostly made up of men who have had their genitals surgically removed.
The tattoo artist, who also works as a psychologist, barber, singer and alternative model, now uses a catheter to go the bathroom, but he has explained the hassle is worth it.
According to The Sun, he wrote on social media:
I removed the catheter and drains thinking that it would be better and now I return to the catheter. The pain is insignificant because I’m happy.
Looking at my genitals I felt abhorrence and abomination.
The 33-year-old shared naked pictures of himself on Instagram after having his genitals removed, though he still covered the area with his hands.
The caption read (translated):
I am not afraid of nakedness as I am not afraid of people!
Adam rose to fame in 2017, when he took part in Poland’s ‘Second Face’ TV show, where he spoke more about his life and revealed he is asexual.
I belong to a type of people called ‘nullo’ which means that I’m an agamic person, but asexual doesn’t mean that I don’t have a sex drive.
People from the ‘nullo’ community don’t want to have body parts like nipples, a belly button or genitals which determine if you’re a man or a woman.
His transformation is certainly staggering!
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