'City Cyborg' Shocks Fans as She Reveals What She Looked Like Before $50k of Body Modifications | 22 Words

An extremely tattooed and modified young woman, who goes by the name "City Cyborg", has shocked fans with a revealing "before" picture...

This is Lina.

An Instagram model with a true passion for body modification.

She's spent a whopping $50,000 to achieve her distinctive look.

Which includes tattoos, piercings, and a huge range of other body mod.

She's even had head implants ...

To create the look of horns!

Lina has some pretty strong ideas about how she wants to look.

"This is such an important step for me if not one of the most important to become my freakiest self."

"Reaching this level of fearlessness and bravery ..."

"Letting go of any ‘you shouldn’t do this’, ignoring negativity from others as well as hate - just ‘simply be’ is the most freeing state of mind - makes me so damn happy."

For many, tattoos and piercings are a definition of character.

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People enjoy expressing themselves through body art and modifications... because who cares what others think?

And as anyone with a tattoo or body piercing can agree...

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They can become seriously addictive.

More than often, one tattoo or one piercing just isn't enough...

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And many find that the fewer modifications they have, the more boring and generic they look overall.

This can lead people to go to the ultimate extremes...

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And one of these people is Lina.

But in spite of her very distinctive look...

Lina isn't afraid to admit she hasn't always looked this way.

In fact, she took to Instagram to share an incredible throwback.

Where she looks absolutely unrecognizable.

She shared the images with a positive message about personal image.

"Never forget you don’t have to accept the way you are."

"Don’t get comfortable with something that doesn’t make you happy."

"Always believe that change is possible."

"For some people it may seem drastic."

"To me this is just the beginning of my transformation."

"I was successful but not happy in my corporate job I wasn’t hating on how I looked but I wanted to design my temple the way I would feel the most comfortable."

"For many years I worked 10+ hours a day, pulling off my corporate career whilst trying to establish myself as a traveling tattoo model."

"I ended up burned out but I knew I needed to do both to get to a point where I can leave my career and pursue another."

"Pursue what I had been dreaming of for so long."

"My dad’s sudden death this year encouraged me even more to do what truly makes me happy, I decided to not go back into the corporate world and I decided to devote my time to establish myself as a model and artist."

"This goes to all of you out there: life is too short and fragile to stay stuck in a situation that doesn’t fulfill you."

"You can do it! It’s not easy but you can!"

"Do it for yourself! Love you!"

Messages of love and support were quick to flood in.

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People have been truly inspired by City Cyborg's message.

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And although Lina is looking mighty different to her old self...

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...It's clear many believe she is beautiful both with and without her body modifications.

Here's the first throwback.

Quite a transformation!

And here's the other.

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