Believe It or Not!
Inside the 2012 Annual
Lucky Diamond Rich has undergone many incredible transformations since he was born Gregory Paul McLaren of New Zealand. Nowadays he works as a circus and street performer in Adelaide, Australia. He has long entertained audiences with a shiny smiling mouth full of silver-capped teeth, and elaborate tattoos.
Just a few years ago, we featured him in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Expect the Unexpected and showing his silvery smile back before he had any facial tattoos. In the years since that picture was taken, he has taken his tattoos to a whole new level.
Not just content to sport tattoos on his arms, legs, and torso, he has since completed the process of inking the entirety of his body. By entirety, we mean everything, 100%. His ears, his lips, the webbing between his fingers and toes, and his eyelids!
Ever the innovator, he has gone on to change his body in new ways, making use of scarification to further change his body. The growth of scar tissue is used to make designs and images on the body, sometimes in 3D. Scratches, cuts, branding and abrasions can produce permanent designs with a look much different from tattooing, which is something Lucky has used to great effect.
Find this Story in the NEW 2012 ANNUAL – Strikingly True!
Strikingly True features incredible people such as Lucky Diamond Rich and his completely tattooed body, unusual animals like the giant deep-sea isopod, and one-of-a-kind works of art including Rev Mayer’s blood paintings.