|The Illustrated Lady|
|Residence||Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, California|
|Known for||most tattooed woman in the world|
Julia Gnuse, commonly known by the nickname The Illustrated Lady, born in 1959, has 95% of her body (including her face) covered in tattoos and holds the Guinness Record for being the most tattooed woman in the world. In her mid 30s, Gnuse developed porphyria, a condition in which sunlight results in blistering of the skin. As the blisters often result in scarring, she began getting tattoos as a way to cover up the scars. However, the tattoos do not prevent the skin from blistering as they are purely aesthetic.
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