Man Got 1,197 Piercings in One Day

Surely some daring Neatoramanaut can beat this record:

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 11 (UPI) -- A Texas body modification enthusiast said he broke a Guinness World Record by receiving 1,197 piercings in a single day.

Jeremy Stroud said Arlington body modification artist Tyson Turk spent about five hours May 2 inserting 800 needles into his back, 300 in his right arm, 50 in his leg and about 20 in his left arm, the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram reported Monday.

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Update 5/13/09 by Alex: if you can stand the loud music, here's the video clip: Link [YouTube]

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I did not do this for 15 minutes of fame. I did this because my friend Tyson, the one who pierced me, asked me to. Its that simple. I worked at this for a long time, and broke the record. I had Doctors approval and medical staff on hand. I knew i ran a very high risk for infection, i had antibiotics on hand. I am still perfectly healthy after 2 weeks.Just thought I would stop by and say hello...OH AND, there is a reason that the person that got to 5000 didn't make the book. FOLLOW THE RULZ.....
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I'm big into piercings, body mod's in general and tattoo's... but this is just insanely overboard.

His body is going to reject a massive amount, if not all of them. Plus he put his central nervous system, blood sugar levels and heart under serious pressure.

I wouldn't be surprised and I honestly would not feel sorry for him, if in the near future if he develops one, if not a few bodily system problems.

- Paul M.
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