Matt Robison, an apprentice piercer at The Pit Studio in Ottawa township, 60 miles from Peoria, Ohio, set a new world record by getting pierced 1,016 times in one sitting!
Robison, a Marseilles resident who graduated from Ottawa Township High School, originally planned to get 1,000 piercings, 400 more than the 600 that Kam Ma of Britain got in one sitting in 2002. But apparently the British record holder heard about what Robison was planning, because last week he broke his own record by getting pierced 1,015 times in one sitting.
That prompted Robison to increase the number of piercings he planned to get up to 1,200. But after experiencing the pain of hours of piercings all over his back and arms, he decided to settle for the world record and not go any further.
Before Saturday, Robison had 26 piercings on his body. After the record was set Saturday, 1,015 of his new piercings were removed, leaving one in his body -- the record breaker.
http://mywebtimes.com/ottnews/archives/ottawa/sections.cgi?prcss=display&id=256797 (via A Welsh View)