Rick Genest 1985 - 2018

born in:
Quebec, Canada

Rick Genest (1985-2018), also known as Zombie Boy, was a Canadian artist, actor, fashion model, and musician. He held a Guinness World Record for his full-body tattoos.

Diagnosed with a brain tumour as a teenager, Genest chose to celebrate his recovery by beginning to tattoo his whole body with anatomical imagery. He famously featured in Lady Gaga's video for "Born This Way" in 2011, with Lady Gaga wearing makeup to replicate Genest's tattoos.

Genest tragically died in 2018 at the age of 32, falling from the balcony of his apartment.