What do you do to boost your self-confidence? Do you have a hair cut? A wardrobe makeover? Or do you tattoo your entire body blue?
Yeah, it probably isn’t that last one. But one man has seemingly found this method very effective and is now thriving in his new, turquoise blue skin.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to hear why exactly he chose to ink his skin in such an unusual way…
Millions of people worldwide now enjoy expressing themselves and decorating their bodies through this beautiful art form.
While some have a subtle design on their ankle, others choose to be covered head to toe in the ink.
With inked lines and dots being found on mummified pharaohs in Egypt who date as far back as 2,500 years.
And more and more people began to jump on the trend that was once reserved for tribe leaders and sailors.
But today, pretty much everyone now has a tattoo, including the rich and famous.
And a person’s tattoos can truly define them… such as our beloved Post Malone, who is famous for his facial tattoos.
Not all tattoos are to everyone’s taste.
Especially those that are large and very exposed.
And just their arms and legs are no longer satisfying their ink craving.
Their eyeballs being a prime example.
This horrifying procedure was developed around ten years ago and involves a small amount of ink being injected under the conjunctiva (the clear membrane covering the front of the eye) and over the sclera (the whites of the eye).
This rather alternative look has being growing in popularity in recent years…
And some people aren’t stopping at just their eyeballs.
Some are deciding to tattoo their entire bodies…
In just one color.
Who is in the process of coloring his entire body bright turquoise blue.
His sister, who conveniently happens to be a tattoo artist, filled part of his leg and ankle in with the turquoise blue ink after a few small tattoo attempts on other parts of his body.
The twenty-six-year-old, who worked as a forklift driver at the time, decided to extend the color from his leg onto the rest of his body.
I know what you’re all thinking… Why on earth would you do that to your own body?
Well, Donnie’s reason is pretty simple.
According to the Daily Mail, Donnie explained:
“I like the clean look – unladen by symbols. There’s a whimsical element. I thought I’d do my part to keep things interesting, maybe make someone smile. You’ve only got one life – might as well have some fun, eh?”
“Over several years I had been isolating myself, and making efforts to tone down my less-than-pragmatic impulses, out of fear and lack of confidence – and I was extremely miserable.”
And start putting his own happiness first.
“After going in circles for far too long, I decided to quit hiding, break myself out of stagnation and remake my life as I’d like it to be, and redirect it to the pursuit a life I’d actually be happy to live.”
And, understandably, Donnie’s image has brought with it a lot of attention.
“I get all kinds of comments and reactions when I’m out. Some people love the tattoo, others are clearly not thrilled about it. The questions are endless, and many people are very curious – I don’t blame them, of course.”
“I’ve had many bizarre interactions, as you can probably imagine – I get surprised looks, unblinking stares, snarky comments, interesting comments, compliments, light-hearted jokes, mean-spirited jokes, stupid questions, odd questions, invasive questions.”
“Whispers, smiles, double-takes, outright laughing, flirting, gasps, eye rolls, thumbs up, free beers, looks of disgust, strange propositions, chuckling, handshakes, people pulling at my clothes to peek underneath, high fives, looks of horror.”
You get the gist.
What must his mother think of his turquoise blue skin?
Obviously, she wasn’t too pleased with her son’s decision at first…
But she has apparently warmed to his alternative look.
“Mom was definitely annoyed at first. But she quickly accepted blue skin as the new normal. I feel a renewed optimism about the feasibility of pursuing wild dreams.”
Which he makes and sells out of his own make-shift transit bus home… Thing.
“I feel as if I’m slowly becoming re-energized after a protracted period of stagnation. I might become a trillionaire, or move to Mars. Or just carry on selling earrings and get my bus fixed up.”
For more unusual tattoo choices, keep scrolling to read about Post Malone’s latest ink addition…