Don’t judge a book by its cover
IT’S a slippery slope alright, this whole body modification thing. You start off with one piercing, maybe even go as far as a tattoo, but before you know it you’ve turned yourself into a cat clone or a walking zombie. I’m not condemning these people that feel being human just isn’t enough anymore, but I wouldn’t want to hold a conversation with one.
It’s an art form, it’s self-expression, it’s visionary… and it’s creepy. Who in their right mind would want to look like a giant cat? Well there’s a few out there. One man has leopard print tattooed all over his body. He is named Tom Leppard and appropriately adopts his persona by living in an isolated cabin off Scotland and travelling ashore by canoe once a week to collect his pension. Did I mention he’s 73?
Now as far as cat people go, the least I can say is that I find it unnerving. I don’t like body modification, I don’t get it and I don’t ever want to get it. But there is one guy who throws me off a little; because I think what he has done is kind of cool, albeit crazy. You may have seen him in one of Lady Gaga’s music videos “Born This Way”? Does Rick Genest ring a bell?
Now this guy is known as “Zombie Boy”, but he is by far the coolest and best looking zombie I’ve ever seen. Props must go to Miss Gaga for unearthing this modern walking sensation. I can’t say that he’s changed my mind on the entire issue, and he’s probably going to look like a wrinkly skeleton when he’s sixty. But right now he’s young, handsome (you know, in that rugged zombie way) and has caught my attention.
Roisin Curran, Beauty Columnist
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