There are acceptable ways of showing your fandom: bumper stickers, t-shirts, even tattoos, but some may think that chopping off an appendage is going a bit too far.
37-year-old Henry Damon of Caracas, Venezuela, certainly doesn’t seem to think so. He has enlisted the help of former medical-student-turned-body-modification-artist Emilio Gonzalez to turn him into Captain America nemesis the Red Skull.
Damon had implants put into his forehead to give it a ridged look before committing to the most drastic change in his appearance – cutting off a large portion of his nose. Gonzalez made sure that Damon was completely healthy before consenting to the procedure.
“”I asked for a tomography of the nose and sinuses to assure me that it was OK for surgery. Henry aka Red Skull is a physically and intellectually healthy person,” Gonzalez said. “He’s an excellent son, husband and father, who has an extreme taste for body modification.”
Damon now only goes by the moniker “Red Skull” and has begun tattooing his face red and black to complete his transformation.