Eva Tiamat Baphomet Medusa, also known as "the Dragon Lady," has completed her transformation into the reptilian version of herself.
Tiamat was born in 1961 as Richard Hernandez, and has spent the last 20 years undergoing surgery to modify her appearance to look more like a dragon. The body modifications have cost $60,000 so far, and actually prefers to be referred to using the pronoun "it."
After it was abandoned as a child by its parents, Tiamat believes it was taken in by the snakes it found in the desert.
"I was born to my human mother in the Phoenix area, but I was born to my reptilian parents when my mother and stepfather abandoned me to the woods," Tiamat explained. "My whole transformation today is basically an honor to my reptilian parents, which are the rattlesnakes — the Western Diamondback in particular."
The surgeries that Tiamat has undergone to look more like a reptile include subdermal implants made to appear as horns; removal of ears; having a forked tongue; completely reshaping the nose and removing the cartilage and septum; body-covering tattoos; dying the whites of the eyes; and dome implants along the eyebrows.
Despite the extreme body re-configurations, Tiamat reports not having experienced any adverse effects.
"I can see, perfectly, except for I need reading classes from pushing sixty, I have had no hearing loss, and my sense of hearing has been heightened, I can breathe easily and I have had no complications from any of my MODs," Tiamat stated.
While you might expect mixed reactions from the public, Tiamat told Fox 10 that normally the reaction it receives is more positive than negative. Tiamat also is a transsexual that has also been diagnosed with HIV. It plans to use the platform from the notoriety it has gained in order to raise awareness for the disease.0comments
Looking to the future, it plans undergo further body modifications.
[H/T New York Post]