A body modification enthusiast who dreams of becoming a ‘black alien’ now wants to amputate one of his legs after he had two fingers cut off so that his hand looks like a claw.
Anthony Loffredo, 33, has already covered his body – including his eyeballs – in tattoos and removed his nose and top lip in his bid to look like a ‘black alien’.
The Frenchman, who documents his dramatic physical alterations for his 1.2 million followers on Instagram, now wants to go one step further by amputating his leg from the knee down.
Loffredo, who has previously revealed his extreme look has hindered him from finding work, said: ‘It’s something really hard because I have a healthy leg, and an amputation is something big.’
Despite Loffredo undergoing a number of surgical procedures – not least to split his tongue in half and remove his ears – he revealed that he is still ’44 per cent’ of the way to his goal of becoming a ‘black alien’.
Loffredo said that he wants to alter his face further before he focuses on amputating his leg. He said: ‘My next modification is my face, that’s the next one.’
Loffredo has undergone surgery to have a hole cut through the skin below his bottom lip. He often posts images to Instagram of himself poking his forked tongue through the hole.
He has also had countless implants placed under his skin, which is almost completely tattooed black.
In a previous Instagram post, he had hinted at splitting his penis in two, prompting one social media user to reply: ‘I knew you were stupid… but that much??’
Last year, Loffredo revealed he had surgery in Mexico to cut off his two fingers so that his hand looks like a claw.
Graphic images and video footage showed Loffredo lying on an operating table surrounded by surgeons as he raised up his hand to look at his new ‘claw’ in awe.
Loffredo revealed that he is preparing to remove two fingers from his right hand as well so that he can have matching ‘claws’.
He wrote on Instagram: ‘On the other side of the world to continue my project, the procedure is going well, one more dream that has just come true. Thank you for doing your top job, thank you Mexico from my heart. 34 per cent loading.’
Loffredo’s controversial body modification transformation sparked praise – and dismay – among his Instagram followers.
One wrote: ‘Oh my god you did it. I didn’t believe it but it’s true. I hope your body will adapt.’
Others were less supportive, as one user wrote: ‘Blatant disrespect to those that are unfortunate to have lost limbs and look for ways to function as the human body should.’
Another wrote: ‘You’re 100 per cent going to regret this one eventually.’
One user said: ‘This is disturbing and fascinating at the same time. I don’t think I could do this, but thumbs up to you for living your dream.’
The latest transformative procedure comes after Loffredo had his nose and top lip removed. He later confessed that he now struggles to speak.
He had his nose removed last year in Spain as the procedure is illegal in France.
Other than piercing and tattooing, body modifications that result in injury are illegal in many European countries.
As such, Loffredo did not specify exactly where, when or by whom his nose and upper lip were removed, when speaking about the procedures in an Instagram live question and answer session.
In a previous Instagram post discussing his nose removal, Loffredo thanked an account called @oscarmarquezbodymod for having ‘marked’ his life.
He wrote at the time: ‘Now I can walk with my head high thanks to you I am proud of what we did together.’
Loffredo did admit that he was struggling to speak since the removal of his top lip but this does not seem to have dampened his enthusiasm for body modification.
He said he dreamed of removing his skin entirely and replacing it with metal and listed his arms, legs and fingers, along with the back of his head, as the next parts of his body he wants to have modified.
Speaking to French newspaper Midi Libre in 2017, Loffredo said he had been ‘passionate about mutations and transformations of the human body’ from a young age.
When he was working as a security guard in his twenties, he realised he was not living in the way that he wanted to.
‘I stopped everything at 24 and left for Australia’, Loffredo, who according to his Instagram is now based in Montpellier, France, told the paper.
‘It has become normal, even unconscious, to constantly think about my plans [for body modification] for the next few months,’ The Mirror reported Loffredo as saying.
The striking-looking individual said he loved ‘getting into the shoes of a scary character’.
‘I often settle down somewhere and play a role, especially at night in the dark streets,’ he said.
‘I explore the contrast between the role I play and myself.’