Rick Genest is a Montreal-born artist and fashion model who more commonly goes by the name Zombie Boy due to his head to toe tattooed appearance. He is inked almost over his entire body in the likeness of a corpse or a zombie.
The up-and-coming star appeared in Lady Gaga's critically acclaimed video for Born This Way last year, and since then has skyrocket to fame, even appearing in fashion campaigns with androgynous model Andrej Pejic.
Over the past six years, Genest has worked with Montreal-based tattoo artist Frank Lewis to create his Zombie Boy tattoos. He claims that this art form is, "about the human body as a decomposing corpse – the art of a rotting cadaver."
Whether you love his look or hate it, it's impossible to deny the impact that Zombie Boy has recently had on pop culture.
From Posing Alongside Andrej Pejic to Complete Tattoo Cover Ups
Skeletal Seaside Shoots
The FFW Parrot Tropical Spread Features Rick Genest in Eccentric Fashions
Yes, We Care in Fashion Poland Summer 2011 Features Neo-Punk Disaster Style
Skeleton Skin Prints
The Tattoos by Peter Lagergren is Deadly Artistic
Erased Tattoo Editorials
Zombie Boy Poses for Schön! Magazine ‘Sans Ink'
Incredible Tattoo Coverups
Zombie Boy Made Over in Dermablend's 'Go Beyond The Cover' Campaign
Heavily Tattooed Lookbooks
Zombie Boy is the Face of the De La Garza Summer 2011 Collection
Floral Zombie Editorials
Zombie Boy with Flowers by Mateusz Stankiewicz
Inked Androgynous Models
The Auslander Spring 2012 Campaign Features Two Unique Models
Androgynous Shirtless Photoshoots
The Andrej Pejic Schon 14 Editorial is Steamy
Skeletal Tattooed Editorials
Rick Genest Poses for Vogue Hommes Japan Spring/Summer 2011