See Zombie Boy without Tattoos

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You may be wondering if Rick Genest’s tattoos are real, the answer is yes. Also known as “Zombie Boy,” this Canadian model has has eighty percent of his body covered, “[…] including intricate designs of an entire skeleton (skull included) and is thematically, the depiction of a body decomposing—complete with flesh eating insects. To date Genest has spent over $17,000.00 on tattooing his body and will continue until his tapestry is finished.” [1]

Vichy Dermablend commissioned Genest to do a promotional campaign for their body and leg cover makeup. Watch the video below to see Genest tattoo-free! It is an impressive transformation.

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1/2. "My Story." rickgenest.com. Retrieved on October 30th, 2011. 

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Adriana de Barros

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Adriana is the Webby Award–winning designer, editor of Scene360 magazine and author of "Tat'oo" book. Acquiring 20 years of writing experience in fine arts, Adriana has dedicated her time to documenting the lives and work of tattooists. Published also on Inked, Skin Deep, Tattoo Life and more. Follow the author @ Instagram and view more articles.