Soren Lorenson who calls himself ‘Neon Demon’ shares his bare face before he got his face tattooed and also reveals the heartbreaking reason he got his face inked the first time. Soren shares that getting his face tattooed has led him to receive heavy backlash from his family which has led them to boycott him, however, it does not matter to him as his parents love and support him.
Soren Lorenson is the man who has covered himself with some 200 tattoos and proudly calls himself the ‘Neon Demon.’ Now the man has shared a picture of what he looked like before inking his body as well as the first ‘tragic’ face tattoo.
The man has covered every single part of his body – including his eyeballs – with tattoos and claims that his family no longer speaks to him as a result.
Despite the backlash and criticism, the assistant manager of a pizza restaurant says that he has no regrets over his body art.
Talking to the Daily Star, the 28-year-old said: “My entire extended family hates my tattoos and has made no effort to reach out or speak to me ever since I first got my face done.
“My parents love me and support me but they have told me numerous times that I need to pray for god’s help and that they will never understand me.”
Soren, who is a resident of Florida says he got his first tattoo at the age of 18 and after that, there was not a single time he looked back as he got addicted to the artists’ needle.
However, when he got his face inked, his family was furious with him, despite the fact that the meaning behind his first facial ink has a heartbreaking history.
He said: “I got my first face tattoo years ago shortly after my girlfriend died in a tragic motorcycle accident.
“Her name was Courtney and I got a ‘C’ underneath my eye to remember her by.”
“When I think back and look at old photos I know that I was that person but I feel as if I’ve now evolved into something slightly different.”
Because of his different looks, Soren says that he has to learn how to deal with sly looks and judgement from strangers.
He said: “When I walk into a room almost every head turns and I immediately hear people start to whisper.
“In the beginning it was very hard for me and I felt constantly embarrassed and uncomfortable in public.”
He continued: “These days I am comfortable with it and have developed peace about it.
“Everyone looking and talking about me usually doesn’t come from hateful intent, rather just curiosity.
“So I don’t mind because I am well aware I look quite strange compared to the average individual walking around.”
Even though he proudly calls himself Neon Demon, Soren claims that his favourite tattoo is a ‘little kitty cat’ on his arm.
And says that people should not really judge those who make extreme alterations to their bodies.
“Just because you may not approve, doesn’t mean that person can turn back time or will just stop existing.
“People tell me I’ve ruined my life, but what should one reply to that?
“I am happy with myself, who I am inside and out. Show love to others and love yourself.”