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I’ve been spat at in public because of my extreme body modifications


A body modification fanatic who has had horns implanted into his head has revealed people spit on him on the bus because of his appearance.

Remus, from Copenhagen, Denmark, who began his modification project when he was 14-years-old, said parents cover their children’s eyes when he walks past them.

Now 25, he estimates he has spent £3,500 on making changes to his body, including tattoos and a split tongue, and while he likes the way he looks, other people take issue with his appearance.

He added it has disrupted his dating life, with many potential suitors put off by his modifications and tattoos.

However despite his extreme appearance, Remus admitted there are some lengths he’ll never go to in pursuit of a modified body, claiming he is ‘frightened’ by the prospect of cutting off limbs.

Remus, who says he is inspired by ‘hardcore’ musicians, revealed: ‘I’ve been spat on while sitting on the bus minding my own business.

‘People yell at me on the street and parents also cover their kids’ eyes when I walk past.

‘Online, I have comments telling me I should die, that I’ve ruined myself and that I’ll never be hired for a job.’

At home, Remus claimed his family had also raised concerns about his appearance. 

Remus, from Copenhagen in Denmark, has been modifying his body since he was 14 years olf and has revealed he has been spat on while sitting on the bus 

As part of his body modification project, Remus (pictured) has had horns implanted into his forehead

Remus, 25, from Denmark

As part of his body modification project, Remus (pictured) has had horns implanted into his forehead and huge stretchers in his earlobes

Remus has been piercing himself since he was 14 years old and has gradually moved further into body modification

Remus has been piercing himself since he was 14 years old and has gradually moved further into body modification

The 25-year-old has said sometimes his appearance can make dating difficult as people can be put off by his appearance

The 25-year-old has said sometimes his appearance can make dating difficult as people can be put off by his appearance

Remus has revealed sometimes people cover their children's eyes when they walk past him on the street

Remus has revealed sometimes people cover their children’s eyes when they walk past him on the street

The body modification fanatic revealed his family has expressed concerns about the way he has changed his appearance

The body modification fanatic revealed his family has expressed concerns about the way he has changed his appearance

Remus, a body modification fanatic

Remus, a body modification fanatic

Some of Remus’s extreme modifications include a heavily inked body and a split tongue, as well as lots of piercings

He said: ‘At the beginning, my family was very much against it and we would have lots of discussions.

‘I didn’t really care – and I still don’t – about what my family thinks, as it’s my body, my decision.

‘They still don’t like my modifications, but at this point they’ve stopped talking about it.

‘Every now and again I get asked: ‘What are you going to do next time?’ and I don’t plan to stop just because my family doesn’t like it.

‘My friends accept it, as they see me for who I am and not my appearance – but I don’t have many friends that look similar to me.’

Remus's ears

Remus's ears

The body modification fan has recently revealed a newer twist to his look in the form of sliced ear cartilage

Remus as a teenager

Remus now

Then and now: Remus, pictured left as a teenager, first pierced himself when he was 14 years old and has been addicted ever since

As well as extreme body modification, Remus also experiments with changing hair colours and different stretchers in his ears

As well as extreme body modification, Remus also experiments with changing hair colours and different stretchers in his ears

Earlier photo of Remus

Remus before tattoos

Remus has undergone gradual changes over the last decade, adding tattoos and piercings to his body as he goes

When it comes to his love life, Remus admitted it can be difficult to find a partner who is into his unconventional appearance. 

For now, he’s focusing on his end goal and will continue to modify himself for the foreseeable future – but claims the invasive procedures are ‘illegal’ in his country.

He said: ‘I’ve gotten all my body modifications for free, as it’s illegal to do this in Denmark.

‘I’ve been going to a good friend [for these] and I’ve been pierced around 50 times, mostly professionally by my previous colleagues, other piercers and myself.

‘I think my favourite modification is the ear scalpelling, as I really like my ‘orc’ ears.

‘My ear cartilage and earlobes have been through this six times in total because I thought my ears were boring.

‘I wanted to shape them to look more brutal, so instead of going for an ear pointing procedure (elf ears), I wanted to remove parts of them instead.’

Now, he’s planning on getting his eyeballs inked next and says this will be the last modification for a few years.

Remus added: ‘I’ve run out of things I want to get done, but I plan on tattooing the rest of my body and maybe add a few piercings here and there.

‘I don’t want to remove my nose or belly button for example.

‘I find the black eyes a bit too alien-like and intense for myself, so I will go for a more ‘sky effect’ with different types of greys.

‘It’s one of the most extreme things you can get done body modification wise, so I’d like to add this into my collection.

‘I’ve played with the idea of getting some of my ring finger removed, but I’ll probably never get around to doing this. Even that frightens me a bit.’



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