Meet The Woman Who Did This To Herself

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This pic may look pretty gruesome but don’t panic it’s actually the work of 33-year-old self-taught face painter Nikki Shelley. We weren’t the only ones doing a double take when we saw this scary shot.

According to the Daily Mail Nikki’s incredible work has also caught the attention of Dr Who and Torchwood special effects expert Neill Gorton.

“I didn’t think anything would come of it but the reaction to my work has been incredible,” says Nikki. 

“I don’t really have an idea in mind when I start to paint. I just start and see what happens.”

The mother-of-three explained how her hobby began 18 months ago when she painted her children’s faces. She then moved on to practicing her painting talents on her husband, “But I knew I couldn’t paint on them all the time so I started painting my own face.” “

I started to think of ways I could make my work different. I wanted to stand out and try new things. Luckily it has paid off.”

With skills like this it’s little wonder the nursing home worker from Rugby in the UK has built up thousands of followers on Facebook and Instagram. 

Check out a few of her other ghoulish designs in the gallery below.