I’m a human cat and had my first piercing aged 11 – trolls calls me ‘disturb’ but this is how I express myself
A woman who calls herself a ‘human cat’ has revealed she has more than 72 piercings because it is ‘the way she expresses herself’.
Chiara Dell’Abate, 22, from Rome, also known by the online alias Aydin Mod, has a 1.6 cm inner labia piercing, a punched nose and piercings on the upper lip.
But despite being called ‘deranged’ and ‘psychotic’ by trolls, she says she wants to ‘look like a cat’.
“I think I’d be a pretty cool cat lady,” she said.
Her dream came about when people asked if she was dressed as a cat on Halloween, even though she didn’t mean to look like that.
Chiara Dell’Abate (pictured)’s dreams of becoming a human cat started on Halloween when people asked if she was dressed as a cat – even though she wasn’t.
The Roman woman began her body modification journey at age 11 with an ear piercing and stretching (photo right, Chiara before her more extreme modifications). Five years after her first body modification, the 22-year-old has gotten 72 piercings
The extreme body modifier believes she is better suited to looking like a cat than a cartoon.
She joked, “I’ve always loved cats, and I think I would look very sassy and fierce as a cat lady with the right body modifications.”
In an attempt to look more feline, the Italian has already undergone eyelid surgery: a procedure that removes excess fat or skin from the eyelids.
Dell’Abate also had ten subdermal implants placed in her hands, as well as four horns and six sex beads.
She even had her nipples removed and her eyeballs tattooed.
‘It’s crazy to see how much the human body can change and what you can actually achieve with body modifications.’
Although Dell’Abate has already made several changes to her appearance, including forehead implants and permanent eyeliner, she still wants more.
In the future, she hopes to undergo a canthosplasty so that her eyes will become more almond-shaped, and she is crossing her fingers to attach a micro-dermal tail to her body.
Chiara has received four horns and ten subdermal implants in her hands. The extreme body modifier has more procedure plans in the pipeline, including splitting her septum. She also hopes to have a microdermal tail attached to her body
The extreme body shifter has already planned a breast enlargement and more ink treatments, as well as having her septum cut.
She admitted that the procedures were quite painful; Dell’Abate says it’s only temporary.
Although the young Italian says that her tattoos are a form of true self-expression and make her feel good, this does not mean that her unique appearance avoids criticism from critics.
Haters flooded the comments on a TikTok video showing Dell’Abate sticking her forked tongue out of the holes in her philtrum.
One critic asked, “What’s going on in someone’s head that makes him or her think this is a good idea?”
A second wrote: ‘I have so many questions… that I don’t really want answered’
Although Chiara says her extreme modifications are a form of “true self-expression,” many of her critics don’t see her changes in the same light.
While someone joked: ‘When did your life go wrong?’
Another user added: ‘There is a huge difference between self-modification and mutilation. She turned into a monster.”
While the cat wannabe is often on the receiving end of hate, she claimed not all comments were negative.
She claimed that many tell her that she is an inspiration and has helped change their perception of beauty.