In a world where people have become hypercritical of their appearance, one woman has chosen to go through the ultimate body modification.
Eva Tiamat Medusa, 56, describes herself as the "most modified transsexual in the world," due to her decision to transition into a female dragon.
Born Richard Hernandez at birth, Medusa was diagnosed with HIV in 1997, and decided she wouldn't die as a male human.
"I myself know what it’s like to be at that point. Before my transformation I was vice president of one of the largest banks in the U.S. and I left when because I became HIV positive and feared I was going to die," Medusa told The Wizard of Odd TV.
"My big thing though was I didn’t want to die in this world looking like a human," she added.
Her extravagant transformation includes having tattooed scales throughout her body, a split tongue and implanting eight horns on her head.
"I have eight horns on my forehead; I have had my ears removed; my nose reshaped; most of my teeth removed; I’ve had the white-part of my eyes stained; my tongue bifurcated; my whole face is tattooed and I’ve had some scarification and branding on my chest and wrist," Medusa said.
But Medusa is quick to add she isn't done with her body modification just yet.