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Santa Claus is Coming to Town — and He’s Covered in Tattoos

Image: Vitor Martins poses as he puts on his Santa outfit inside his house near Sao Paulo
Vitor Martins poses as he puts on his Santa outfit inside his house, before a performance with children in Sao Caetano do Sul's town square on December 7, 2014. NACHO DOCE / Reuters

Vitor Martins has been dressing up as Santa Claus for 15 years, entertaining children at shopping centers and various other events around the Brazilian city of Sao Caetano do Sul. But there's one thing that makes Vitor stand out from all the other Santas out there — 94 percent of his body is covered in tattoos, several of them with a Christmas theme.

Image: Vitor Martins displays one of his Christmas tattoos inside his house near Sao Paulo
Vitor Martins displays one of his Christmas tattoos inside his house in Sao Caetano do Sul, Brazil. NACHO DOCE / Reuters