María José Cristerna
María José Cristerna Méndez (born 1976), known as The Vampire Woman (Spanish: La Mujer Vampiro) or, as she prefers, The Jaguar Woman (Spanish: La Mujer Jaguar), is a Mexican lawyer, businesswoman, activist, and tattoo artist.
She is known for her extensive body modifications, which she embarked on as a form of activism against domestic violence. She is recognized by Guinness World Records as the most tattooed woman in the world, with 96% of her body covered, and is one of the most famous personalities in the world of tattoo art.
She earned a degree in criminal law at the Catholic University of Mexico. During her first marriage, she was a victim of domestic violence, leading her to decide to modify her body as a sign of strength, courage, and liberation.
She frequently attends international festivals and conventions on tattoos and body modification. She has also been invited onto various television programs, such as Taboo on the National Geographic Channel, and to events on body suspension.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! has erected a wax statue of Cristerna in its museums.
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