A Frenchman has taken the saying “out of this world” to new heights by having his nose and upper lip surgically removed and his entire body tattooed to complete his transformation into a ‘black alien’.

Anthony Loffredo (32) has dedicated the last six years of his life to becoming this black alien. He has had his nose and upper lip removed in Spain, where the procedure is legal. Previously he had his ears removed, dermal implants put into his face, his tongue split and his entire body tattooed – including his eyeballs. This forms part of his Black Alien Project, which he has been regularly documenting on Instagram.

What began as a childhood interest in bodybuilding developed into an obsession with body modifications, he told French paper Midi Libre in 2017. His transformation journey officially began when he realised he was not living his dream life.

“I had a click when I was a security guard. I realized that I was not living my life the way I wanted. I stopped everything at 24 and left for Australia,” he told the outlet.

Now back in France, he is living out his dream of pushing his body’s physical limits.

“It is magic. Everyone has their own freedoms. Mine is to have no limits in the mutation of my body,” he said. “I love getting into the shoes of a scary character. I often settle down somewhere and play a role, especially at night in the dark streets … I explore the contrast between the role I play and myself.”

Anthony Loffredo before the surgeries.

Speaking during an Instagram Live, he admitted that he now struggles to speak without his top lip. However, he is really happy with the results and says he is only 20% of the way done with his transformation.

In the future, he hopes to somehow remove his skin and replace it with metal, as well as modify his arms, legs, fingers and the back of his head, reports the New York Post.

Picture/s: Instagram / Black Alien Project

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