In Italy, a young woman’s quest to transform herself into a “human cat” has captivated and shocked netizens around the world. Chiara Dell’Abate, a 22-year-old content creator from Rome, Italy, has taken her love for felines to an extraordinary level. With nearly 300,000 followers on TikTok, she has become notably recognized for her unique ambition.


Chiara’s fascination with becoming a cat began unexpectedly. It all started when people mistook her for being dressed as a cat for Halloween, which wasn’t her intention. Since then, she has embraced the identity of a “human cat.” Chiara, who got her first piercing at the age of 11, recently revealed that she now sports over 72 piercings, seeing them as a form of self-expression

To resemble a cat even more, she underwent blepharoplasty, an eyelid surgery to correct drooping eyelids and under-eye bags. But her modifications didn’t stop there. She has also had body implants inserted under her hands and four horns implanted in her forehead. In a more radical move, Chiara had her nipples removed and her eyeballs tattooed.

Chiara shared with the Daily Mail her enthusiasm for body modification: “It’s amazing to see how much the human body can change and what can be achieved through body modifications.” Her journey doesn’t end here; she plans to undergo canthopexy to achieve almond-shaped eyes and is considering reshaping her nasal septum to further resemble her beloved animal.


Public Reaction: From Awe to Outrage

Chiara’s drastic transformation has not gone unnoticed, stirring a broad spectrum of reactions on the streets and online. Recently, a TikTok video showcasing her split tongue weaving through her piercings elicited a barrage of hateful comments.

Some social media users expressed bewilderment at her choices, with comments ranging from curiosity to outright condemnation. “What goes through someone’s head to think this is a good idea?” one commenter asked. Others debated the line between body modification and self-mutilation, with some accusing her of turning herself into a “monster

Despite the backlash, Chiara remains unfazed by the hate. She claims to receive messages of support, emphasizing that her implants and piercings make her feel comfortable and true to herself. Chiara’s journey highlights the extremes of personal expression and the divisive nature of aesthetic choices in the digital age