Astonishing Piercings as an Extremely Weird Hobby

While it’s difficult for many of us to appreciate the motivation behind extreme piercings, those who have gone the distance with them often consider themselves artists, and their bodies a canvas. Here are five of the most astonishing.

1. Rolf Buchholz

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According the Guinness Book of Records, Rolf Buchholz holds the distinction of being the world’s most pierced man. In addition to horn implants and extensive tattooing, this 55 year old information technology professional from Germany sports over 400 piercings – more than half of which are on or around his genitalia.

2. Elaine Davidson

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With over 9,000 piercings the total weight of which tops the 3 kilogram mark, Elaine Davidson holds the Guinness Book of Records title as the person with the most piercings in the world, as well as the distinction of having held this record longer than anyone else. The 50 year old has a shop in Edinburgh, Scotland where she practices her art of body piercing and tattooing.

3. Joel Miggler

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Having undergone extension body modifications, 23 year old Joel Miggler from Germany makes his living as an alternative model. With a hole in each of his cheeks through which you can see his forked tongue, this young man, who is also known as Bodymoded Punky in social media circles, began to indulge his interest in body art when he was just an adolescent.

4. Axel Rosales

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Hailing from Villa Maria, Argentina, Axel Rosales holds the Guinness World Record for the most facial piercings. With over 280 in total, the 25 year old model and stripper considers his body art to be a way of life, from which he has no intention of retreating.

5. John Lynch

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John Lynch got his first facial piercing in his late 40’s, when he left his job at Barclay’s bank after 30 years. Today he is well into his 80’s and has hundreds of tattoos and even more piercings. Well into his retirement, he also sports horn implants and enjoys wearing face paint and miniskirts.

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