Though they were once seen as taboo, piercings and tattoos are starting to become more and more common. It’s not unusual to see people walking around with an entire sleeve of tattoos or more than one piercing on their face. But here, one man takes the cake for the most pierced body parts on a human being. At 453 piercings, Rolf Buchholz has broken the male world record for having the most body parts adorned with metal. Shockingly, over 200 of those piercings are on his penis.
Record. A 58-year-old man from Germany has broken the world record for being the man with the most piercings. In total, Rolf Buchholz has 453 piercings on his face. But even more shocking, is the fact that 278 of those piercings are solely on his penis.
Looks. Buchholz also has other body modifications, like dozens of tattoos all over his body, stretched ears, and two giant horn implants that lie on his forehead. Unsurprisingly, Buchholz says not everyone is so keen on his looks, and he’s even been denied into a few countries because people are afraid of him.
Black magic. ”Those who escorted me back to the aeroplane said that it was because of the way I looked and that it was because I am black magic,” Buchholz told the Sun UK. He says he was on his way to make an appearance at a club in Dubai, but wasn’t allowed permission to enter the country.
Dating life. You’d think that all his piercings would be a total turn off for potential dates, but Buchholz says he leads a pretty normal love life. In fact, he claims all the piercings on his penis actually make him a better lover.
Not a problem. ”It’s not a problem at all. I have had the piercings already so long, if there was a problem, I would have got rid of them already long ago,” said Buchholz, as reported by the Sun UK.
Others. While Buchholz may hold the male world record for the most piercings, he’s followed closely behind by yet another cry pierced man named John Lynch. According to the Telegraph UK, Lynch was a banker for 30 years before retiring and getting 241 piercings.
Piercings. His first piercing was on his eyebrow, and was followed by a tattoo of an eagle on his arm. From there, he decided to go all in and not only covered his body in piercings, but in tattoos as well.
Standing out. ”I gave up working at the bank all those years ago because I was a square peg in a round hole and I always wanted to get a few piercings and tattoos. I knew I wanted to stand out a bit from the crowd, and I could not do that at the bank,” said Lynch, as reported by the Telegraph UK.
Portrait. Now, Lynch has hundreds of piercings, and an entire portrait of Marilyn Monroe on his torso. Even more shocking, is the fact that Lynch is in his 80s, yet is still more interesting than most of the people we know.
Record. Before Buchholz surpassed him, Lynch was also in the records book. He says that initially he wasn’t planning on trying to get into the record book, but after realizing he was only a few dozen piercings behind the person who was already in the book, he decided to get more.
Achievement. “I never thought about breaking the record. I've always just done it because I like it but it is quite an achievement. I was actually a few short so had 20 or so popped into my arms to up the numbers and if somebody beats me I could always find space for a few more,” said Lynch, as reported by the Telegraph UK.
Woman. Elaine Davidson is the world’s most pierced woman, and has nearly 10,000 piercings, 200 which are just on her face. Born in Brazil, Davidson is a former nurse who likes in Scotland.
Partner. She work as a tattoo artist and as a shop owner, where she sells jewelry, aromatherapy products, and so on. In 2011, she was married to a man named Douglas Watson, who has no tattoos or piercings at all.
Personality. ”Elaine looked astonishing. People see the piercings but I see the amazing personality underneath. We have known each other for a long time. We met in a coffee shop in Glasgow 15 years ago and got chatting,” said Watson as reported by the Telegraph UK. Unfortunately, the pair were divorced two years later.
You. What do you think about these pierced people? Would you ever get this many piercings? Let us know what you think!