A TATTOO devotee is unrecognizable in old photos before he ink almost his entire body.
Tristan Weigelt, 25, spent £40,000 getting 95% of his body tattooed and now he looks like a completely different person just five years later.
The tattoo apprentice endured 260 hours of pain under the needle and only his palms, private areas, feet and ears were free of ink.
“Looking at myself without all the tattoos is weird,” he told the Daily Star.
“But what’s interesting is that I still feel exactly the same as before on the inside.”
American-born Tristan now lives in Copenhagen and has become a celebrity with a huge Instagram following.
“A lot of people stare and are quite interested. My friends now say it’s almost like going for a walk with a celebrity. ”
He said his face and head were the most painful, compared to being shaved with a metal brush.
“It was six lessons all day, lasting five to six hours, and the pain was probably eight out of 10. It was like being scraped with a metal brush.”
Tristan revealed his tattoos have no hidden meaning that he is inspired by Japanese designs.
“For anyone out there considering a tattoo, get one that you like,” he says.
“Get what you love and what matters to you. I see a lot of people worry about a certain tattoo that suits them or it just isn’t their style. If you like it – then get it. “
Tristan has posted before and after photos on his Instagram that show him being unrecognizable behind his tattoos.
“No one would have told me my tattoo would be right for me if I had asked someone five years ago,” he said.
“But now, no one can imagine me without them.”
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