|The Enigma, is a sideshow performer and musician
who has undergone extensive body modification, including
horn implants and a full-body jigsaw-puzzle tattoo.
His tattooing process began on December 20, 1992, under the
needle of "Katzen the Tiger Lady," heavily tattooed herself,
whom he later married. To date, The Enigma has had more
than two hundred tattoo artists work on him, with as many
as twenty-three at one time.
The Enigma was raised in Seattle, and began studying music
when he was six years old. Later, he was a founding member
of the Jim Rose Circus, which toured the world between 1992 and 1998.
The Enigma toured with Katzen, playing music and doing sideshow
performances under the moniker "Human Marvels."
The Enigma and Katzen bore one child, a daughter, before they were divorced.
Their daughter now resides with Katzen's mother.
The Enigma appeared on the television show The X-Files in an
episode entitled "Humbug," where he played a character called
"The Conundrum." In 2005, the Enigma would appear in toy
form, as "The Conundrum" in Palisades Toys' X-Files PALz action
figure line. In 2004, The Enigma appeared with Mike Patton,
Jane Wiedlin, Karen Black and Katzen, in Steve Balderson's film
Firecracker. The film had a very limited theatrical release but
was released on DVD on July 4, 2006.
He has also appeared in the music video of Fallen Leaves by
Billy Talent as a monster or deformed person at a dinner party
and as a "stranger" on the game show Identity.
The Enigma's Webpage
Katzen the tiger lady, is the name of a heavily modified female
performing artist, whose full body tattoo theme is that of a tiger.
She is the only woman in history with a full body theme tattoo.
(Katzen is the German plural for cats.)
She received extensive tattooing on all parts of her body and
wears tiger whiskers attached via piercings on her face.
She was at one time married to a male performer named
("The Enigma"), with whom she collaborated in a musical
show team called "The Human Marvels", and with whom
she bore one daughter. Katzen's daughter now lives with
Katzen's mother. Katzen now works at a tattoo shop in Austin, Texas.
Although she is the only single-themed tattooed female in world history,
she has never been listed by Guinness World Records.