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MediaZink met Elaine Davidson in Edinburgh
She is the world record holder for body piercing in the Guinness Book of Records
And as of 2014 her piercings totalled 9,800.
Elaine has now achieved a new Guinness Record…..
“The person holding the piercing record for the longest time”.
The former nurse from Brazil first broke the record in May 2000, when a Guinness World Records official
examined her and found 462 piercings on various parts of her body, including 192 on her facial area alone.
“People often just want to look at me or touch me – some even want to kiss me” Elaine says.
Elaine would like to thank the all of the team that put the records together at “Guinness Records” for
their patience and ongoing support over the years.
She would like to especially thank Craig who has taken care of her and treated her always
like one of the family.
Elaine never removes the rings and studs, which she estimates to weigh in the region of three kilos.
She insists there is no pain involved in body piercing and sleeps soundly with all of her piercing
ornaments in place.
However, while she is travelling the world she must remember to take her watch off when going
through airport security scanners!
A lady of many talents
Elaine also sleeps on a bed of nails, walks on fire and lays on broken glass,
she also holds a black belt in Judo which she earned in Japan.
Elaine also enjoys extreme sports such as “Sky Diving”, “Horse Riding”, “The Trampoline”,
loves the theater because of the costumes and also loves dressing up.
Elaine does not drink, take drugs or smoke cigarettes and she wants people to know this.
In some ways this is because she sees her position in the Guinness Book of Records as a responsibility as
much as a dedication. However, Elaine does have a soft spot for Coca Cola.
- 2000: 720 piercings.
- 2005: 3950 piercings.
- 2008: 5920 piercings.
- 2009: 6005 piercings.
- 2010: 6725 piercings.
- 2012: 9000 piercings.
- 2014: 9800 piercings.
- 2017: 10503 piercings.
- 2018: 10925 piercings.
- 2019: 11003 piercings and Counting
In 2011, Elaine married Douglas Watson
How did this unlikely couple first come to meet each other and why would they decide to marry each other?
I’m sure you’re all dying to know. Douglas Watson reveals all: ‘People see the piercings but Douglas
see the amazing personality Elaine has. We have known each other for a long time.
They met in a coffee shop in Glasgow 15 years ago and got chatting.
They connected straight away and have been together ever since.