The fat man with a big white beard and a red outfit always cheerfully carries a red cloth bag and quietly gives gifts to children on Christmas Eve-this is the image of Santa Claus that we can never know better. But can you imagine a Santa Claus covered in tattoos?
For 15 years, this uncle named Vitor Martins has been dressed as Santa Claus.
Perform for children in Brazilian shopping malls and various other activities.
But there is one thing that makes Vitor stand out from the many Santas-94% of his body has tattoos, most of which are related to Christmas themes.
The 59-year-old hardcore grandpa has been Santa Claus in a shopping mall for more than 15 years. He has tattooed various elements on his body, from Santa Claus himself, reindeer, Christmas tree, and “Merry Christmas” font.
“For me, as long as I am healthy, I can still play Santa Claus, it’s like a record on my skin.
I want to record the tattoo as a career of dressing up Santa…” Mr. Vitor said.
Looking at this uncle’s full-body tattoo, there is no doubt about his obsession with the role of Santa Claus.
There are reindeer here and Santa Claus here. There is also a snowy background… There is a little fairy here. I also tattooed Merry Christmas here. “Vitor happily introduced the subject of his tattoo to the camera.
In my opinion, this uncle looks fierce and vicious, but in fact, he is completely a petty man in his heart! ! Who else has such a loving tattoo subject! !!
Although the artist said that he really likes to play the role of Santa Claus.
But when he found that he was tattooed almost all over his body, not everyone accepted him so easily.
After playing Santa Claus for 15 years, Vitor hung several Santa costumes in his bedroom.
“Some people find me and want to know who this ‘tattoo Santa’ is. Others discovered (I have tattoos) and suddenly they don’t want to hire me anymore. In fact, society still has a certain prejudice against tattoos.”
Nevertheless, the father of two children said that he understands why some people hesitate to let their children sit on the tattooed Santa Claus.
But he also said that he believes that the prejudice he occasionally faces will one day pass away because the younger generation is more receptive to tattoo art as they grow up.
Before going to meet the children as Santa Claus, Vitor covered his tattoo with long white gloves.
Vitor said: “One day I will sit on a chair in a shopping mall, not wearing Santa’s clothes, but wearing shorts and flip-flops, wearing a small hat with a ball hanging on the hat and asking, “Hey, man, how are you doing? What do you want this Christmas?”