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Canadian Man Tattoos Entire Body Blue to Boost His Self-Confidence

A young Canadian man who tattooed most of his body, including his face, hands and legs bright blue, claims that the “whimsical element” has really helped him enjoy his life way more than before.

Donnie Snider, a former forklift driver from Scarborough, in Canada’s Ontario region, started permanently coloring his body blue three years ago, and is now almost completely Smurf-like in color. It all started when he asked his sister to tattoo a part of his leg and foot with the bright blue hue; he liked it so much that he kept on turning part of his body blue, partly because of the psychological impact he experienced. If before he felt  trapped by conformity and had a “lack of confidence”, the permanent makeover really gave him a big boost.

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“I was extremely miserable, I decided to quit hiding, break myself out of stagnation and remake my life” Snider recently said. “It’s like living life in strange-mode. It’s definitely striking, and I think it’s a beautiful color.”

 

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HAIR! I’m not sure what’s the bigger change – the tattoo, or the hair! Ahaha ;D That wasn’t even it’s final form – I didn’t cut it off until mid 2017! Maybe I’ll grow it out again one day. After I finish tattooing my head, of course! I think today is gonna be a tattoo day – maybe I’ll work on my neck…. or ears? Hmm.. 🤔 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #blackouttattoo #guyswithtattoos #bodymod #bodymodification #facetattoo #headtattoo #necktattoo #gaytattoo #chintattoo #jobstopper #inkedmen #inkedguys #tattedguys #necktattoos #throattattoo #bodymods #eyebrowtattoo #tattooedhead #tattooedgay #gayinked #facetattoos #inkedboys #bodysuittattoo #handtattoo #sleevetattoo #piercings #inkboy #inkboys #faceink #tattooedguy

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The 26-year-old admits that getting a job as a blue man is pretty tough, but makes it very clear that he is a hardworking Canadian who would “sooner eat out of a dumpster” than claim taxpayer assistance for unemployment. He is currently making and selling jewelry and documenting his adventures on Instagram. He lives in a “clapped-out transit bus”, but is very optimistic about the future.

 

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I took this before the latest round of tattooing on my face, so I’ll put it up here as the ‘before’ picture. If you can believe, it looks even worse in some lighting. I’ll post another picture to show the progress after my face has completely healed. You can see that my nose and forehead in particular are very splotchy, so those are the spots I focused on. It’s certainly looking a little better, but it still needs a lot of work! Also, I’ve been furiously working on making a large batch of earrings over the past week – hopefully I’ll be ready to post them by next week! 😀 💙 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #facetattoos #inkedboys #bodysuittattoo #handtattoo #sleevetattoo #piercings #inkboy #inkboys #faceink #tattooedguy #bodymods #tattoolife #inkedlife #tattooideas #menwithtattoos #inkedup #tattoolove #transformation #heavyblackwork #blackwork #radtattoos #extremetattoo #menwithink #blackouttattoo #guyswithtattoos #bodymod #bodymodification #facetattoo #headtattoo #necktattoo

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“I feel a renewed optimism about the feasibility of pursuing wild dreams,” he said.”I might become a trillionaire, or move to Mars. Or just carry on selling earrings and get my bus fixed up.”

Donnie says that his bizarre skin color gets all kinds of reactions from passers-by, from thumbs up and fist pumps, to people tugging at his clothes to see underneath and trying to rub off the paint with their thumbs.

“Questions from strangers about my genitals have increased by, like, 10,000 percent,” the blue man joked.

 

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Finally adding more blue on the other hand! I’d put it off long enough – I’ve had one (mostly) blue hand and one (mostly) regular hand for as long as I’ve been posting on Instagram haha. I never look forward to doing the hands. Every time I work on the tattoo I’m reminded what a slog this project is – at least it’ll be nice to make some progress that’ll be more noticeable day to day (after focusing more on my chest/stomach lately). The ink might look fairly solid in the picture, but most of it probably won’t stay. The upper layers of skin on the fingers, above the point where the ink needs to be, are very good at soaking up the ink and making it look like you’ve made much more progress than you really have. From working on my other hand, I’ve determined that it’s a good strategy to go over it again as soon as it’s healed – it’s much easier to get the ink in deep enough once the thicker outer skin has flaked off & you’ve got softer fresh skin to work on. I’ll probably also go at it with a smaller needle next time. Oops that’s a wall of text. I’m tired. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #blackouttattoo #guyswithtattoos #bodymod #bodymodification #handtattoos #fingertattoo #fingertats #bluetattoo #diytattoo #tattooprogress #newink #gaytattoo #tattooedfingers #tattoolife #jobstopper #inkedmen #inkedguys #tattedguys #tattooedguys #gayinked #facetattoos #inkedboys #bodysuittattoo #handtattoo #sleevetattoo #fingertattoos #inkboy #inkboys #tattooedhands #tattooedguy

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Snider admits that negative reactions are a part of his daily life as well, but says that he has learned to ignore them, as “most insults are unimaginative and predictable”.

 

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I can’t imagine how many hours I’ve wasted making earrings, though I haven’t really made many over the past year or two. Lately I’ve been getting messages about them from people interested in buying them, so I may post pictures of some later to gauge if there’s much interest. I’ve been wanting to sell them for ages, but have never gotten around to it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #blackouttattoo #guyswithtattoos #bodymod #bodymodification #facetattoo #headtattoo #necktattoo #chintattoo #jobstopper #inkedmen #inkedguys #tattedguys #necktattoos #throattattoo #liptattoo #eyebrowtattoo #tattooedhead #tattooedgay #gayinked #facetattoos #inkedboys #bodymods #bodysuittattoo #handtattoo #sleevetattoo #earrings

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To keep an eye on the exploits of this real-life smurf, follow him on Instagram, @Trism_Driver.