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'Vampire Woman,' Other Ink Fanatics Swarm Expotattoo In Colombia

06/23/2015 03:29 pm ET | Updated Jun 23, 2015

At the Expotattoo in Colombia, you can see tattoos from head to toe, titanium horns, dental "fangs" and numerous facial piercings ... and that's just on one woman.

Maria Jose Cristerna, Mexico's famous "Vampire Woman," was just one of the many tattoo and body modification enthusiasts who descended on Medellin, Colombia, last weekend.

"My body transformation has been a part of taking my taste to the extreme," Cristerna told Agence France-Presse in 2012. "Life is short and sometimes we waste it on many things, so I've chosen beauty. And for me it's beautiful to be this way, so that's why I do it."

Other notable attendees included Victor and Gaby Peralta. In 2014, they set the Guinness World Record for most body modifications for a couple with 84 combined. That includes 50 piercings, eight microdermals, 14 body implants, five dental implants, four ear expanders, two ear bolts and one forked tongue, according to Guinness.

Take a look at what went down at the expo in the photos below (and a few more of the "Vampire Woman" from last year's event).

Some of the images may be disturbing to readers.

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    Argentinian Victor Peralta attends the sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 20, 2015.
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    Mexican Maria Jose Cristerna, the "Vampire Woman," attends the sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 20, 2015.
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    A man works in a tattoo during the sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 20, 2015.
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    A man works on a tattoo during the sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 20, 2015.
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    A man works on a tattoo during the sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 20, 2015.
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    Argentinian Victor Peralta attends the sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 20, 2015.
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    A man works on a tattoo during the sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 20, 2015.
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    Argentinian Victor and Gaby Peralta attend the sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 20, 2015.
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    A woman shows her tattoo during the sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 20, 2015.
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    A man shows his tattoo during the sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 20, 2015.
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    A man works on a tattoo during the sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 20, 2015.
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    Mexican Maria Jose Cristerna, known as the "Vampire Woman," attends the sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 20, 2015.
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    Mexican Maria Jose Cristerna, the "Vampire Woman," attends the sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 20, 2015.
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    A woman poses for the camera during the sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015 in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 21, 2015.
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    A man shows his trophy after winning in the color category works in a tattoo during the sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 20, 2015.
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    A man works on a tattoo during the sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 20, 2015.
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    A woman works on a tattoo during the Sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 20, 2015.
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    A woman performs during the sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015 in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 21, 2015.
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    Argentinian Victor Peralta (L) performs during the sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015 in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 21, 2015.
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    A man works on a tattoo during the sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015 in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 21, 2015.
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    A hook is placed on the back of Argentinian woman Gaby Peralta for a performance during the Sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015 in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 21, 2015.
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    A woman has a hook placed onto her back during the sixth Expotattoo Colombia 2015 in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 21, 2015.
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    Mexican Mari­a Jose Cristerna, the "Vampire Woman," poses during the fifth Expotattoo Colombia 2014, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 6, 2014.
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    Mexican Maria Jose Cristerna, the "Vampire Woman" (second L), poses with visitors during the fifth Expotattoo Colombia 2014, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 6, 2014.
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    Mexican Mari­a Jose Cristerna, the "Vampire Woman," poses during the fifth Expotattoo Colombia 2014, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 6, 2014.
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    Mexican Mari­a Jose Cristerna, the "Vampire Woman," poses during the fifth Expotattoo Colombia 2014, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 6, 2014.
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    Mexican Mari­a Jose Cristerna, the "Vampire Woman," poses during the fifth Expotattoo Colombia 2014, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 6, 2014.
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    Mexican Mari­a Jose Cristerna, the "Vampire Woman" (C), poses with visitors during the fifth Expotattoo Colombia 2014, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 6, 2014.
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    Mexican Mari­a Jose Cristerna, the "Vampire Woman," poses during the fifth Expotattoo Colombia 2014, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 6, 2014.
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    Mexican Mari­a Jose Cristerna, the "Vampire Woman" poses during the fifth Expotattoo Colombia 2014, in Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 6, 2014.

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