Elaine Davidson

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Elaine Davidson
Elaine Davidson Front.jpg
ResidenceGlasgow, Scotland
Known forextensive body piercings
Elaine Davidson

Elaine Davidson is the "Most Pierced Woman" according to the Guinness World Records.[1]

When examined by a Guinness World Record official in May 2000, Davidson had 462 piercings, with 192 in her face alone. By August 9, 2001 when she was re-examined she was found to have 720 piercings.[1] Performing at the Edinburgh Festival in 2005, the Guardian reported that she now had 3,950 body piercings.[2] She has more piercings in her genitalia than in any other part of the body - 500 in all, externally and internally.[3] The total weight of her internal piercings is estimated to be about 3 kilograms.[4] As of Feb. 2009 her piercings totaled 6,005.[5]

She was born in Brazil and is a former nurse.[6] She now resides in Glasgow, Scotland.[3] On June 8, 2011, Davidson married Douglas Watson; at the time of her wedding, news reports claimed her total number of piercings was 6,925. The couple later divorced in 2012.

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  1. ^ a b "Guinness World Records - Human Body - Extreme Bodies - Most Pierced Woman". Guinness World Records. 2001-08-09. Retrieved 2007-08-26.
  2. ^ "Elaine Davidson shows off just some of her 3,950 body piercings and tattoos to publicise her Brazilian Life theatre workshop". Guardian. 2005. Retrieved 2007-08-26.
  3. ^ a b "Pierced lady "scared to go home"". Reuters. 2003-11-13. Retrieved 2007-08-26.
  4. ^ World's most pierced woman gets married to balding civil servant By Andrew Hough10:00PM BST 08 Jun 2011 for The Telegraph
  5. ^ "World's most pierced woman adds to her collection". telegraph.co.uk. February 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-23.
  6. ^ http://www.elainedavidson.co.uk/about.php

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