Maria Jose Cristerna has dental fangs, surgically implanted titanium horns, tattoos covering 90% of her body, and so many piercings you need to be good at math to count them all.
Tattoos and piercings are nothing special these days, but combine them with subcutaneous implants and you get a brilliantly freakish and creepy looking 35-year-old former lawyer and mother of four. You get a Vampire Woman. Made in Mexico.
Cristerna began modifying her body while she was recovering from an abusive relationship. She says she’s using all the attention she gets to raise awareness about domestic abuse and help other victims. “I went through a bad marriage and learned to be stronger. Warriors tattoo their faces, so I’m a warrior for my kids, too.”
Her intentions are surely admirable. What’s also admirable is her immunity to pain – all of these must’ve hurt like hell. What I hope for is that her kids indeed see her as a warrior and not as the reason they can’t sleep well at night (they must’ve gotten used to their mommy’s look, right?).
Cristerna says that her body transformation has been a part of taking her taste to the extreme. “Life is short and sometimes we waste it on many things, so I’ve chosen beauty. And for me it’s beautiful to be this way, so that’s why I do it.”
Yeah…beauty has many faces. Is it one of them?