Tattoo model with split tongue shows what she looked like as fresh-faced teen

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Ray Mattos is famed for her jaw-dropping body art, which helps her to stand out from the crowd on Instagram.

The alternative model, from Brazil, is covered in tattoos – including butterflies on her shin and portraits on her chest and thigh.

She also has a cat on her hand, lion on her shoulders and intricate calligraphy on her hands.

The 24-year-old seems to be a big fan of body modification too.

She’s braved a painful tongue splitting procedure and has multiple piercings on her face and ears.

All the tatts and embellishments have transformed Ray’s appearance over the years.

Even though Ray has had her nose piercing for more than eight years, she didn’t have her signature tattoos as a teenager.

In throwback Instagram snaps, the model has bare skin and girlie-looking blonde locks.

But her alternative vibe always seems to have been there.

In several selfies, the Brazilian star can be seen with bright red lipstick and dramatic winged eyeliner.

While Ray has always been beautiful, she seems to prefer her look nowadays.

In an Instagram post, she proudly exclaimed that “tattoos are the best”.

Her one million followers definitely agree with this statement too.

Ray’s comment section is flooded with adoring messages from fans who can’t get enough of her ink.

When she posted a picture this month, an Instagram user branded her an “absolutely gorgeous inked goddess”.

Another gushed: “You are pure art!”

A third swooned: “Love the tattoos" and another branded her "beautiful".

And a fifth asked: “Marry me.”

So what do you make of Ray’s ink? Don’t forget to let us know in the comments section below.

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