With his forked tongue, razor-sharp fangs and horns that poke from his forehead, Diablo Delenfer, 43, looks like most people’s idea of a terrifying demon.
Now the former security guard and self-described ‘body modification artist’ is to have screws implanted into his skull in a bid to create a devilish metal mohawk.
Terrifying: Delenfer, 43, has spent £10,000 on his bid to look exactly like Lucifer – complete with devilish horns
‘Everything I’ve done, I’ve done fully conscious, fully awake, he explains. You see the needle coming towards you and that’s really stressful. You can’t be scared of pain if you are a devil man’
Transformation: Delenfer in 2009 at the beginning of his quest to become Beelzebub’s doppelganger
Among the operations that Diablo Delenfer – real name Gavin Paslow – has so far endured are having
his tongue sliced in two to fork it, sub-dermal implants to create a set of horns and an eyeball tattoo that has turned the whites of his eyes bright red.
But despite the pain, the 43-year-old insists he has no plans to stop. ‘I describe myself as a body modification artist,’ he explains.
‘I am a human curiosity but body modification is my life’s journey. It’s a little bit weird, a little bit eccentric but that’s what I am.’
He adds: ‘I chose to become the Devil Man because everything else has been done, whether here or in America. I’m not Satanic at all – it’s just a piece of fun.’
It’s certainly an expensive piece of fun, with Delenfer confessing to spending more than £10,000 on his transformation so far.