Maris body modifications
Maris currently has eight body piercings, but has had many more. He has done quite a few himself, including two genital piercings in the past! Because Maris is diabetic, he injects at least four times a day and has done so for the last twenty four years, so needless to say, needles and pain do not bother him!
Maris has two flesh tunnels, one in each lobe, and they are currently at a size 16mm guage. For party tricks, he has had countless pens passed through them, has had people drink up a straw through them, and has also had people smoke a cigarette through them in astonishment!
Many years ago Maris had two rings in each ear as well as his flesh tunnels, and also two nose rings that he pierced himself.
Maris only has one nose ring now as he works in the food industry so he removes it for work.
After Maris had some tribal design tattoo done whilst with a friend, he decided, for a dare, that he would get his tounge pierced! So both he and his friend had it done. Never dare Maris!
Maris has had both nipples pierced but his first one grew out so now he has just the left one done.
Maris has so far had three Navel piercings! there were two at oppositeends which were supposed to have a single bar through the pair of them but Maris settled on just the one now.
Maris currently has around thirteen tattoos. He hasn't had one now since 2006 but plans many more in the near future.
The second tattoo Maris had was a set of flames with the wording 'Mother' underneath as a tribute to his awesome rock 'n' roll mum. The third tattoo he had done was a red star with his friend Helen's name in it; she earned a 'permanent' star on Maris' canvas of life for always supporting him. Sadly a few years later he had the star filled in as every girlfriend he'd had up until that point had a major issue with it, so for a quiet life he had it covered up!
Maris set out to get his left lower arm done in tribal design; he had pieces added month after month but never had it quite finished, and he was never truly happy with it so is planning to have it reworked some day.
Skull and barbed wire
One of Maris' first tattoos on his tribal arm was three skulls just above his left hand. The tribal design was an extension off of this.
After Maris suffered from depression in 2004 he started getting an evil themed tattoo on his right wrist; he had the numbers 666 and a large set of flames.
After Maris had and lost his first nipple ring, which grew out, he had a tribal tattoo there instead.
Maris favourite tattoos must be the tiny red stars he has on each thumb, because they are so small and in an interesting place. He had them tattooed privately in London's Camden town, known for its goth and metal scene.