A tattoo addict has revealed how for years he transformed himself into a real ‘Orc’ from Lord of the Rings.
Rico Ledesma, 41, who lives in Brazil with wife Krishna Insomnia, 25, and their daughter has spent years on his look, complete with £ 400 fake teeth that he admits is difficult for him to chew.
Tattoos cover 85 percent of Rico’s body, while he also has eight subdermal piercings (which are placed under the skin), as well as a split tongue and his eyeballs tattooed.
Rico Ledesma, 41, (pictured) who lives in Brazil, has transformed into a real Orc for years
Rico spent £ 400 on two giant front teeth (pictured), with his tongue split and his eyeballs tattooed
Pictured: 3D depiction of a mythical Orc creature commonly found in fantasy literature and games
Rico revealed that his adjustments made him have difficulty eating and drinking. Left in the photo: Rico as a child
The actor and tattoo artist has 34,600 followers on Instagram where he regularly shares snaps of his unique appearance and everyday life.
“I started changing to look different seven years ago, but the project to look like an orc is less than a year old,” Rico said.
‘I had six dentures fitted in August 2020 and I’m going to have two larger places, even though I have trouble eating and drinking.
The new Orc modification project involved the implantation of two more tusks (two large teeth), body paints almost all in black with some gray spots and some burns and modifications.
‘Today I tattooed 85 percent of my body.
‘The teeth were the final touches on the Orc project and came after a lot of study and sleepless nights.’
Rico said he started changing his body seven years ago, but his project to look like an Orc started less than a year ago. Pictured: Rico and Krishna
Rico, who tattooed 85 percent of his body, said it took a lot of study and sleepless nights to complete the Orc project. Pictured: Rico and Krishna
Rico (pictured) said he’s already scheduled to visit the dentist who reinserted his giant teeth
Rico had his teeth done by a dentist who ’embraced’ the project and the couple discovered how to make it feasible.
“She did it perfectly and I have another appointment with her for the next mission,” he said.
At the beginning of April Rico widened his nasal septum to ‘perfect’ the image of the Orc with the help of a scalpel.
He also got a black tattoo to complement his Orc look, which he said was “the most time consuming and one of the painful parts” of his transformation.
Rico widened his nasal septum in early April and got a black tattoo to complement his Orc look. Pictured: Rico with his daughter
Rico (pictured) said his black tattoo was one of the most time consuming parts of his transformation into Ork
Rico (pictured) said the scarification on his calf took four months to partially heal, but it is one of his proudest changes
However, he says the worst change he’s had is a scarification on his calf, done with a hot iron.
“It took four months for the partial cure, but it’s one of the months I’m most proud of,” he said.
While the adjustments would usually bring in thousands, Rico spent next to nothing, as almost everything was done by his wife.
Rico revealed that his wife has done many of his body modifications and tattoos. Pictured: Rico and Krishna with their daughter
Rico met body piercing professional Krishna, also called Bat on the internet. Pictured: Rico and his daughter
Rico (pictured) is expecting his second child with his wife Krishna, who he says supports all of his transformations
He met body piercing professional Krishna, also called Bat on the internet.
The couple are now expecting their second child together, and Rico says his family and friends love his new look – even his daughter.
He said, “She loves and supports me in all my transformations.
“If she wants to make some changes to her appearance one day in the distant future, I’ll be proud of her.”
Rico’s new look has earned him the title of ‘trans-species’ and has even caught the attention of film producer Michel Reilhac, best known for his films Snow White and The Intruder.
He revealed that he is preparing for his film debut, saying: ‘We will start filming in Barcelona and the Canary Islands in October.
‘I can’t say much about the film, but I can say that it will be innovative and playful – something that has never been shown in the cinema before.
‘Me and the whole team are very curious about the film debut.
Rico (pictured) said he would be ‘proud’ if his daughter decided to undergo body transformations in the future
Rico has been dubbed ‘trans-species’ for his appearance and has nearly 35,000 followers on Instagram. Pictured: Rico and Krishna
Rico’s gaze caught the attention of film producer Michel Reilhac, best known for his films Snow White and The Intruder. Pictured: Rico with his wife and daughter
Rico said he will start filming his film debut in Barcelona and the Canary Islands in October. Pictured: Rico with his family
Rico (pictured) said he can’t say much about his film debut, but it’s something never seen in theaters before