A tattoo-addict has revealed how he spend years transforming himself into a real-life ‘Orc’ from Lord of the Rings.
Rico Ledesma, 41, who lives in Brazil with his wife Krishna Insomnia, 25, and their daughter has spent year on his look which is complete with £400 fake fanged teeth which he admits makes it difficult for him to chew.
Tattoos cover 85 per cent of Rico’s body, while he also has eight subdermal piercings (those placed under the skin), as well as a tongue split and his eyeballs tattooed.
Rico Ledesma, 41, (pictured) who lives in Brazil, has spent years transforming into a real-life Orc
Rico has spent £400 on two giant front teeth (pictured) along with having his tongue split and eyeballs tattooed
Pictured: 3D illustration of a mythical Orc creature often found in fantasy literature and games
Rico revealed he has trouble eating and drinking because of his modifications. Pictured left: Rico as a child
The actor and tattoo artist has 34,600 followers on Instagram where he regularly shares snaps of his unique look and daily life.
‘I started to change seven years ago in order to look different but the project to look like an Orc is less than a year old,’ Rico said.
‘I got six false teeth placed in August 2020 and I’m going to put two bigger ones in, even though I’m having trouble eating and drinking.
‘The new Orc modification project consisted of the implantation of two more tusks (two large teeth), body paintings which are almost all in black with some grey spots and some burns and modifications.
‘Today I have 85 percent of my body tattooed.
‘The teeth were the final touch to the Orc project and came after a lot of study and sleepless nights.’
Rico said he began changing his body seven years ago but his project to look like an Orc began less than a year ago. Pictured: Rico and Krishna
Rico who has tattooed 85 per cent of his body, said it took a lot of study and sleepless nights to complete the Orc project. Pictured: Rico and Krishna
Rico (pictured) said he’s already scheduled in to see the dental professional who inserted his giant teeth again
Rico had his teeth done by a dental professional who ’embraced’ the project and the pair figured out how to make it viable.
‘She did a perfect job and I’ve already scheduled in with her again for the next mission,’ he said.
At the start of April, Rico widened his nasal septum to ‘perfect’ the image of the Orc, which was done with the help of a scalpel.
He’s also had a black tattoo done to complement his Orc look, which he says was ‘the most time-consuming and one of the painful parts’ of his transformation.
Rico widened his nasal septum at the beginning of April and had a black tattoo done to complement his Orc look. Pictured: Rico with his daughter
Rico (pictured) said his black tattoo was one of the most time-consuming parts of his transformation to become an Orc
Rico (pictured) said scarification on his calf took four months for partial healing but is one of his proudest modifications
However, he says the worst modification he has had is a scarification on his calf, done with a hot iron.
‘It took four months for partial healing but it is one of the ones I feel most proud of,’ he said.
While the modifications would usually rack up thousands, Rico has spent next to nothing as almost everything was done by his wife.
Rico revealed his wife has done many of his body modifications and tattoos. Pictured: Rico and Krishna with their daughter
Rico met body-piercing professional Krishna who also goes by the name of Bat on the internet. Pictured: Rico and his daughter
Rico (pictured) is expecting his second child with his wife Krishna, who he says supports all of his transformations
He met body-piercing professional Krishna who also goes by the name of Bat on the internet.
The couple are now expecting their second child together and Rico says his family and friends love his new look – even his daughter.
He said: ‘She loves and supports me in all my transformations.
‘If one day in the very distant future she wants to make some changes to her appearance too, I will be proud of her.’
Rico’s new look has earned him the title of ‘trans-species’ and he’s even attracted the attention of film producer, Michel Reilhac, who is best known for his films Snow White and The Intruder.
He revealed he’s preparing for his film debut, saying: ‘We will start filming in October in Barcelona and the Canary Islands.
‘I can’t say much about the film but I can say that it will be innovative and playful – something that has never been seen before in cinema.
‘Me and the whole team are very anxious for the cinema debut.
Rico (pictured) said he would be ‘proud’ if his daughter decided to have body transformations in the future
Rico has been given the title of ‘trans-species’ for his look and boasts almost 35,000 followers on Instagram. Pictured: Rico and Krishna
Rico’s look attracted the attention of film producer Michel Reilhac, who is best known for his films Snow White and The Intruder. Pictured: Rico with his wife and daughter
Rico said he will begin filming his cinema debut in October in Barcelona and the Canary Islands. Pictured: Rico with his family
Rico (pictured) said he can’t say much about his film debut, but it’s something that has never been seen before in cinema