MAN GETS BELLY BUTTON AND NIPPLES REMOVED
Written by Lola Narawa on April 22, 2023
Sylvain H laine, 37, is covered in £57,000 worth of body art, and has even gone as far as having his nipple and belly button removed to make room for more tats.
The primary school teacher, model, performer from Paris even has his gums and his eyeballs tattooed, having started his tattoo journey 10 years ago at the age of 27.
Moving to London in 2012 to teach at Dulwich College, Sylvain was wearing suits and ties and suffered a personal crisis, not knowing what to do with his life.
Whilst in Brixton, he noticed that his banker at HSBC had his neck tattooed, and then noticed a man in McDonalds had both his sleeves done. This opened Sylvain’s eyes, making him want to start a tattoo journey.
Over the course of three and a half years, Sylvain covered his entire body, finishing his first layer in Paris. He is now finishing up his second layer of tattoos, intending to do a third and fourth. Sylvain accepts that one day, when he is 80 or 90, he will be fully black, having covered himself in darker tones. He sees tattoos as infinite because of this.