With pointed vampiric teeth, titanium horn implants and fluorescent eyes, it’s not necessarily Maria Hose Cristerna’s tattoos that are the most striking thing about her.
However it was the swirling body art depicting stars, skulls and creepy looking dolls that the mum-of-four from Mexico dubbed "Vampire Woman" was showing off in her role as special guest at the Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2012 in Caracas which drew the crowds.
Cristerna first got into tattoos after suffering years of domestic abuse, adding horns and piercings later including metal horn implants that were inserted beneath her skin with no pain relief.
The Expo attracted tatttoo fans from all over the world to compare piercings and colourful body art with some making the audience wince as they were pulled up on pulleys by the hooks in their chests.
Take a look at some of the painful pictures below.
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