A man has spoken out about the extreme reactions he often faces as a result of heavily tattooing and modifying his body.
Anthony Loffredo has undergone extensive procedures and tattoo sessions in a bid to make his appearance resemble a 'Black Alien'.
However, the French man's choices haven't been readily accepted by others, with Anthony having revealed people tend to be very judgemental, even going so far as to 'shout' at him in the street or 'run' away.
On an episode of Spanish podcast Club 113, Anthony explained people often have an 'interesting' reaction to how he looks.
He said: "I’m human. There’s people who think I’m just crazy.
"There’s people, who when they see me, shout and run and many things."
On his Instagram, Anthony has posted various photos and videos of members of the public's reactions to his appearance.
One image shows someone wide-eyed, their jaw having dropped open, pausing eating their food to stop and stare.
Another post is a video of Anthony walking through crowded streets, with two women caught on camera upping their pace as they pass by him.
He's even shared footage of Nana Rosi reacting to 'the Black alien'.
However, Anthony insisted he doesn't 'like playing with people' and goes out of his way to try and make others feel more comfortable.
"I think it’s dangerous to not try to do that.
"At night when I go past people in the street, I move to the other side.
"When I cross with people, like old people, I change sides in the street. Also with kids I’m careful. I know it can be a shock," he said.
Anthony has documented his journey to becoming a 'Black Alien' via Instagram, having amassed an impressive following of more than a million users.
As well as dark tattoos which cover most of his body, Anthony has also had his tongue modified so it is split in two.
He has also had implants installed under the skin on his head and arms, and his eyeballs are tattooed.
The Instagrammer is also planning to have his penis split in half.
Despite the extreme reactions he receives because of his appearance and the difficulties he's faced in being accepted by some members of his family, Anthony doesn't regret his transformation.
He resolved: "Yeah, I play with my health. I usually treat my own body really hard. But I still think and say to myself, people can die of anything. Like you could be run over by a car, you could have a stroke…
"So you know, life, it’s just luck."
Featured Image Credit: @theblackalienproject/Instagram