A transgender former banker claims to be the first and only person to have both ears cosmetically removed as part of her ongoing quest to become a ‘dragon’. Born Richard Hernandez in Maricopa County, Arizona, the 55-year-old has undergone a number of painful procedures over the past few years including nose modification, tooth extraction and eye colouring. She also has a forked tongue and a full-face tattoo as part of her transformation into a ‘mythical beast’.

Now going by the full name Eva Tiamat Baphomet Medusa – or Tiamat for short, the name of a dragon video game character – she has taken on several personas over the years and undergone multiple stages of transformations before finally settling on becoming a dragon.  She has also had horns implanted onto her forehead, and tattoos and scarification on her face and chest that resemble reptilian scales. FULL REPORT