According to a Friday (July 23) report from the Revolt TV São Paulo, Brazil-based rapper Renato de Santa had some some flesh removed from his face to get what he calls a “demon smile.” To achieve this look, he had someone use a scalpel to carved flesh from the corners of his mouth all the way up to his ears. Seems like it would be pretty painful.
De Santa’s latest body modification is one that comes after he’d already had his eyeballs dyed black and implants put under his head to simulate the appearance of horns. It was inspired by folklore.
“My new scarification is inspired by the Japanese legend of Kuchisake-onna – the woman with the cut mouth,” the 41-year-old rapper said of the work, which resemble’s Joker’s smile in The Dark Knight. The subject of the legend is a woman who has her mouth cut from one ear to another, and if you don’t say she’s beautiful, you get a lethal response.
While people from older generations haven’t exactly rocked with his body modifications, people much younger than himself appreciate what they see. “The kids like it a lot and see me as a superhero. They ask how the implants were made and also my eyes