Elaine Davidson

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Elaine Davidson
Belém, Brazil
Known forExtensive body piercings
Douglas Watson
(m. 2011; div. 2012)
Elaine Davidson

Elaine Davidson is a Brazilian-Scottish former nurse,[1] based in Edinburgh who Guinness World Records has certified as the "Most Pierced Woman".[2]

When examined by a Guinness World Record official in May 2000, Davidson had 462 piercings, with 192 in her face alone. By 9 August 2001 when she was re-examined she was found to have 720 piercings.[2] Performing at the Edinburgh Festival in 2005, The Guardian reported that she now had 3,950 body piercings.[3] As of 2003, she had more piercings in her genitalia than in any other part of the body – 500 in all, externally and internally.[4] The total weight of her internal piercings is estimated to be about 3 kilograms.[5] As of February 2009 her piercings totaled 6,005.[6] In a 2023 interview on ITV's This Morning with Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond, Elaine shared her goal to one day reach 20,000 piercings in total.[7]

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  1. ^ "Elaine Davidson - About Elaine the world record holder for body piercings". Archived from the original on 2012-09-28. Retrieved 2010-01-03.
  2. ^ a b "Guinness World Records - Human Body - Extreme Bodies - Most Pierced Woman". Guinness World Records. 2001-08-09. Retrieved 2007-08-26.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Pierced lady "scared to go home"". Reuters. 2003-11-13. Retrieved 2007-08-26.
  5. ^ World's most pierced woman gets married to balding civil servant By Andrew Hough10:00PM BST 08 Jun 2011 for The Telegraph
  6. ^ "World's most pierced woman adds to her collection". telegraph.co.uk. February 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-23.
  7. ^ "Meet the world's most pierced woman". ITV. 10 February 2023. Retrieved 30 March 2023.

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