BRAZIL: Dark Virus /

By Rebecca Drew

MEET the man who says he has more than 70-percent of his body covered in tattoos and says that his extreme body modifications have changed his life “for the better”.


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Incredible photographs show Wildson Santos (30) who goes by the name of Dark Virus, from Brazil who has had his eye balls tattooed which he describes as “beautiful”, a split tongue and has stretched his earlobes to have a 55mm hole in them.

One painful looking picture even shows him getting his tongue sliced through the middle. Wildson also has 3D implants in his head, arms and hands and a flared nose. Despite being greeted with fear by some, he says that his body modifications have helped him further his career.


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“Some people admire my body mods but other react with fear and agony towards me and even make the sign of the cross at me, my family thinks I’m crazy” he said.

“My life has changed for the better because I have recognition in the tattoo and piercing scene in Brazil.


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“I started at the age of sixteen with a labret piercing on my mouth and had a tattoo of my mother’s name. I started the extreme at twenty-five.

“The tongue split was the most painful thing as well as the 3D implants.”


BRAZIL: Wildson before much of his body modification. Dark Virus /

Wildson says that he can’t even remember how many hours of work he has had done on his body and dreams of visiting Europe, USA and Asia, but has many more procedures planned.

“I want to have my tongue painted black and to have implants in the genital area,” he added.

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“I also want to remove my ring finger and have three transdermal implants in my head.”

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