Kevin Creekman from Los Angeles ,California revealed how he lost 178 pounds and covered his scars and body with tattoos.
The 32-year-old said he has always been overweight but decided enough is enough at 18 and set out a weight loss journey.
He cut out carbs and sweet treats and focused on consuming only 1,500 calories per day for one year. He also started attending the gym.
‘I actually have a degree in social work, but I still think it’s difficult to pinpoint one reason on why I gained weight in my youth,’ Kevin said.’I was overweight from a young age and I think there’s several contributing factors.
‘I loved food with a high-calorie content and was fairly isolated socially. I also think there’s a genetic component that makes it easier for me to gain weight.
‘I radically changed my nutrition – no carbs or any sweets. I also kept the portions very small for a whole year. I started doing sports too.
‘After my skin removal surgery, I was left with scars and I was tired of explaining to people what happened because I couldn’t hide them,’ he said.
‘The first tattoo I had after my surgery was a big skull that hides my tummy-tuck scar.
‘I can’t count how many I’ve had since then. I always planned to cover whole body parts, so it’s hard to tell where one tattoo starts and the next one stops.
‘My back-piece took the longest. It goes from my neck to my knees and had to be done over twelve five-hour sessions.
‘I’ve always been friends with tattoo artists so I’ve had some good discounts over the years. I’ve spent roughly $30,000 and 250 hours [under] the needle.
‘Some people drop their jaws hearing that, but it’s actually a very good price. Nowadays, top tattoo artists have a way higher hourly rate.’
‘I used to suppress and distract myself from most of my thoughts about my body,’ Kevin said. ‘Now, I’m actually much more aware and critical but I try to be the best version of myself every day.
‘I have the confidence now to step out and show myself to the world which I never had before.
‘Whether it’s the tattoos or the newfound confidence, I’ve definitely had a better dating experience with more tattoos and more life experience. For people who don’t like tattoos, I might be way too edgy, but I’d say most women find heavily tattooed men definitely more attractive.
‘I have a lovely and respectful community of people supporting me online. They appreciate my tattoos even if they’re not a fan of tattoos in general.
‘I get the occasional nasty comment, but they’re very rare.
‘My tattoo projects are pretty much done now, but I’m excited to start expanding my other businesses. I’m soon going to play my first tour as a musician and I have my first acting gig in a feature film this year.
‘I think the most important thing is just do whatever makes you happy.’
Aww,so cool, Can’t wait to see him in movies.
The first time i’m really admiring someone with tattoos all over their body. He is like a combination of Chris Hemsworth and Jason Momoa (real life Aquaman). Just Gorgeous.