A heavily tattooed body modification addict dubbed the “Human Satan” has suffered complications following corrective surgery and will have to undergo a further operation.

Michel Faro Prado of Praia Grande, Brazil, underwent liposuction and a tummy tuck in March. He had excess skin and even his belly button removed.

The tattoo artist said he recovered well, but noticed there was still a little excess skin left behind, so he had corrective surgery on June 28.

“The days went by and his stitches began opening,” said Carol, his tattooed wife. “We’re not managing to make it close on its own.”

Michel says he is in pain and cannot move around. He underwent surgery July 8, as his 15.7-inch-long open wound may be infected.

Michel Faro Prado with Carol Prado before their transformation. (@a_mulher_demonia/Zenger)

Carol, who also had a number of body modifications and is dubbed the “Demoness,” did a live stream on social media to ask for donations from the public to pay for the procedure, which will be carried out at a private hospital at an undisclosed date.

She managed to raise nearly $500 to pay for her husband’s operation in under 24 hours. (An updated figure was not immediately available.) The two have been married for 10 years.

Michel’s body modifications include “horns” implanted in his forehead, the removal of part of his nose, ears and even his ring finger, and the addition of silver dentures. Eighty-five percent of his body is tattooed.

Despite his devilish appearance, he recently admitted that he believes in God.

Michel Faro Prado, known for mutilating his body to look like the devil, in a photo with his wife, Carol (@a_mulher_demonia/Zenger News).In addition to adding horns, Michel Faro Prado has had parts of his nose and ears removed. He’s shown here with his wife, Carol. (@a_mulher_demonia/Zenger)

While Michel is an extreme example of tattooing, such inking has gone mainstream in recent years.

“Tattoos have certainly outgrown the bad reputation,” says a report titled “38 Tattoo Statistics: 2020/2021 Industry, Trends & Demographics.” “We no longer live in a world where tattoos are only seen on mob bosses, zealous religious practitioners and hardened criminals. Today’s society has slowly accepted tattoos as a work of art.”

The report’s data notes:

  • 36 percent of U.S. citizens age 18-29 have at least one tattoo.
  • 72 percent of tatted adults have tattoos that are hidden by their clothing.
  • Market researcher IBISWorld found the tattoo industry generates an estimated $1.6 billion in revenue.
  • Tattooing is the sixth-fastest growing American industry.
  • There are 21,000 tattoo parlors in the U.S.
  • Large tattoos cost around $150/hour of work, while the smaller ones cost around $45.
  • Over the next 10 years, the tattoo industry is expected to grow by about 8 percent annually.

(Edited by Matthew B. Hall and Fern Siegel)



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