Extreme body art
2012-02-01 06:44:57 GMT2012-02-01 14:44:57(Beijing Time)
Mexican tattoo star Mary Jose Cristerna, better known as "La Mujer Vampiro" (Female Vampire), poses during a tattoo exhibition in Caracas January 27, 2012.
Victor Peralta from Uruguay poses during a tattoo exhibition in Caracas January 27, 2012.
A man displays a tattoo on his head at the London International Tattoo Convention in London September 25, 2011.
A woman poses with her tattoos at the 2nd Annual Tattoo Expo in Medellin November 14, 2011. More than 120 tattoo artists from Europe, North America and Latin America participated in the festival. (REUTERS/Fredy Amariles)
Actress Angelina Jolie's tattoos on her left arm are seen backstage at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 29, 2012. The tattoos show the latitude and longitude of the birthplaces of her children and partner Brad Pitt. (REUTERS/Mike Blake)
These tattoos aren't for the faint of heart. Whether it be a symbolic ode to love, an expression of personality, or a sheer foray into whimsical fantasy, these folks are taking their tats to a whole another level.