Lucky Diamond Rich

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Lucky Diamond Rich
Lucky Diamond Rich face.jpg
Born
Gregory Paul McLaren

1971 (age 49–50)
New Zealand
NationalityNew Zealand
Occupation
  • Performance artist
  • street performer
  • performer at the International Arts Festival
Known forWorld's most tattooed person
Lucky Diamond Rich pictured at the 2008 Montreal Art Tattoo

Gregory Paul McLaren (born 1971)[citation needed] who goes by the name of Lucky Diamond Rich, is a New Zealand performance artist, street performer and international arts festival performer, whose act includes sword swallowing and juggling on a unicycle.

He is best known, however, for holding the Guinness World Record as "the world's most tattooed person", a title formerly held by Englishman Tom Leppard. Rich has tattoos covering his entire body, including the insides of his eyelids, mouth, ears and foreskin. He has held the certified record since 2006, being 100 percent tattooed.[1][2]

Inspiration and first tattoo[edit]

As a young boy, he read about and became interested in the most tattooed men and women. It did not go much further than just a thought until he got his first tattoo, which was of a small juggling club on his hip.[3]

He went on to tattoo every part of his body including every crevice and intimate area. He has tattooed some white over his black tattoos and added colour.[4] His tattoos have taken over a thousand hours to ink, and have been worked on by hundreds of tattoo artists.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guinness World Records. "Most Tattooed Person". Retrieved 2012-04-30.
  2. ^ Totaro, Paola (December 16, 2004). "Sydney's Lucky Diamond". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved May 13, 2012.
  3. ^ Brown, Thom. "An Interview with Lucky Diamond Rich by Thom Green of Mantra". Archived from the original on March 22, 2008. Retrieved 2007-05-07.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ Wynn, Kirsty (November 20, 2011). "Lucky sharing his tattoo at gathering of ink fans". NZ Herald. Retrieved May 13, 2012.

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