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A woman who has spent over £34,000 ($44,800) on extreme body modifications has revealed what she looked like before. Here she is more recently:
Kierstyn Milligan says people call her a 'demon' and strangers come up to her in the street to say they 'hate her tattoos' – but she wants even more.
The 22-year-old, from Houston, Texas, decided to add to her collection of body art by having her eyeballs tattooed.
The dancer, who earns a fortune on OnlyFans thanks to her unique look, first became interested in body modifications aged 14 and eventually got inked a year later in 2014.
In addition to tattoos, she has also spent around $15,000 (£11,360) on fang and breast implants, as well as piercings in her nipple, tongue, both nostrils and bridge of her nose.
She said: “I always knew I wanted to look like this, I have had this vision in my head since I was young and have finally fulfilled it."
Kierstyn, who has over 690,000 followers on TikTok (@orylan1999), went on: “The way I looked before compared to now, I feel so much happier. “Before I had no self love or even understood who I was, now I feel I understand myself the most and have the most self love and confidence."
Describing stranger's reactions, she explained: “When some people see my eyes they stare and point and say nothing, others give me ugly looks, and some will straight up get in my face and say they hate it.
“The craziest reactions are from people online hiding behind a screen.
“They love to say, ‘you look like a demon’ or ‘you were so much prettier before,’ or ‘you must not have had a good childhood’.
“But I also get people who are so sweet and say they love it and want pictures with me. My family and friends weren’t surprised about my modifications because it’s something I’ve always wanted but they were shocked when I tattooed my eyeballs.
“I did it as a way of showing my difference and to see how shocked and offended people can get when they don’t understand something that’s not the norm of society.”
Since her first inking aged 15, Kierstyn has had many more including a complete arm sleeve consisting of various tributes to her family.
She also has a dream catcher, a geisha girl, scorpion and a complete arm sleeve in black, which she says helped her through periods of suffering body dysmorphia.
She said: “In 2020 I got a moth on my throat, a rose dagger on my shoulder and Hebrew writing on my neck. This year I’ve had a butterfly on my forehead, a dagger with roses on my face, a bat underneath my breasts and my eyes tattooed.
“My latest tattoo is on my stomach of butterflies and strawberries to complement the bat.
“My favourite tattoo would probably be the butterfly on my head because it was such a bold move.
“I’ve never wanted to fit in, I've always been the odd one out.”
Kierstyn has no plant to stop anytime soon and is looking to get the other side of her face inked in January 2022.
She added: “I’m not sure what I’m going to get yet and the goal is to be fully tattooed head-to-toe before next Christmas so we’ll see hopefully I can do it.
“The only advice I can really give to anyone wanting to modify or tattoo themselves is: do it out of love, do it out of the fact that it will make you happy.
“We should only do things that bring us joy, for me that’s what modifying myself does, so I want that for others if that’s what they chose, nothing but love and happiness.”
Topics: US News