How many piercings can the human body sustain?

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How many piercings can the human body sustain?

Postby madmatt » Thu Nov 13, 2003 9:31 am

This woman just won the Guiness World Record for most piercings in one body.

Anyone care to guess what the absolute limit is? Would it kill you eventually?

Article on AP: Elaine Davidson of Brazil, who holds the Guinness world record for being the woman with the greatest number of body piercings, 1,903 altogether, sticks her tongue out at the Tate Modern art gallery in London, November 11, 2003. The gallery held an event on Tuesday to mark the release of the 100th millionth copy of the Guinness World Records books. (Lee Besford/Reuters)

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Postby Don Muerto » Thu Nov 13, 2003 10:02 am

The Elaine Davidson phenomenon is a well-known internet hoax. Those 'piercings' are merely glued to her body surfaces ala Steve Martin's arrow-through-the-head.

The most recent research by the International Association of Immunology Specialiasts (IAIS) indicates that until significant advances in both metallurgy and immunological engineering occur, piercings are the stuff of science-fiction and dreams.
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Postby Kinetic II » Thu Nov 13, 2003 10:07 am

I know somebody who had 25 piercings in one ear, 26 in the other...so that picture is not beyond the realm of belief for me.

As for me, I hate piercings for some reason. Tattoos are fine, but piercings just turn me off.
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Postby Don Muerto » Thu Nov 13, 2003 10:13 am

Don't believe me? When the next faker that walks up and starts showing off their 'piercings', just reach out, grab that sucker and pull. It will come right off, and you will have exposed these charlatans for what they are.
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Postby madmatt » Thu Nov 13, 2003 10:28 am

Nope, she's the real deal. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/ Funny though, they have her coming from Scotland. Whatever. She has 192 piercings on her face alone.

I can believe that if Kinetic's friend had over 50 on ears alone.

Any of you trivafiles care to extrapolate how much those 1,903 piercings weigh?
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Postby madmatt » Thu Nov 13, 2003 10:30 am

This just in:

REUTERS. Moments after submitting her 1,903 body piercings to the Guinness Book of World Records, Brazil's Elaine Davidson is told that she is one piercing short.

Bwahahaha.
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Postby Don Muerto » Thu Nov 13, 2003 10:33 am

First 'Brazil' now 'Scotland' -you don't see anything suspicious in this at all? Matt, if you are going to play on the internet, you have to learn that not everything here is real.

BTW, don't worry about the "Teddy Bear" virus, and don't give your bank account information to anybody trying to deposit African millions in it.
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Postby Badger » Thu Nov 13, 2003 10:49 am

That's a realllllll sexy lady with all that steel.

The question I'd ask is not so much about the number of piercings her body could sustain but how many Tesla she could put up with if ever we got together

http://www2.slac.stanford.edu/vvc/accelerators/bsy.html

http://www.lbl.gov/Science-Articles/Archive/14-tesla-magnet.html
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Postby Rob the Wop » Thu Nov 13, 2003 10:59 am

How many piecings can the human body sustain?

One really big one in the wrong place.

"Ddduuuuuddddeee!! Check it! I just got the most extreme piercing man! It's on my heart dude!!! Yaaaaaa...urk"

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Postby madmatt » Thu Nov 13, 2003 11:10 am

Badger -
Yah, I'll bet you could levitate her between two powerful magnets.
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Postby Kinetic II » Thu Nov 13, 2003 11:13 am

Actually it wasn't a friend, it was my mother of all people. At 56 she got a rebellious streak and had tattoos and piercings done. At one point she had the 25/26 in the ears, and she even tried a tongue piercing....but that came out.

It's bad when my mother has more tattoos and piercings than her son does. And my sister at 15 has her belly button and tongue done...I'm like thanks but no thanks. Some people like it...I don't.
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Postby madmatt » Thu Nov 13, 2003 11:52 am

Ok, Kinetic, I guess that answers the burning question of why oh why you would ever have such an aversion to piercings.

When will our parents ever stop embarrassing us?
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Postby Zane5100 » Fri Nov 14, 2003 1:26 pm

One piercing was enough for me.

damn drill and bolt...
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Postby stuart » Mon Nov 17, 2003 4:39 pm

I wanna know what the total weight of all that shit is. Any answers matt?
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Postby Kinetic II » Mon Nov 17, 2003 4:58 pm

Can you imagine what the TSA agents think when she walks through their line and metal detector?
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Postby actiongrl » Mon Nov 17, 2003 10:56 pm

I finally removed my last piercing (save my ears and the hidden septum post in my nose) when I got sent to secondary at LAX and had to pull up my skirt and then some, just to prove I didn't have a boxcutter taped to my inner thigh or something.

The piercing honestly wasn't that interesting to me, anyway.
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Postby Patience » Tue Nov 18, 2003 9:58 am

Now that is hot.
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Postby TawnyGnosis » Tue Nov 18, 2003 10:20 am

I enjoy body art very much, but not beyond a reasonable amount. I mean a tongue stud begs to be kissed, or a ring in the nose looks exotic but there's no need for all that metal.

I've had my eyebrow, cartilige, and nose pierced and it made me feel more like myself. I would have a different opinion if I had Kinetic's mother however.
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Postby madmatt » Wed Nov 19, 2003 3:35 pm

14 grams seems to be about average for a nipple piercing.

Times 1,903 piercings.

Approximately 58.7 pounds...
give or take depending on how big or small they all get.
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Postby BlueBirdPoof » Wed Nov 19, 2003 4:17 pm

madmatt wrote:14 grams seems to be about average for a nipple piercing.

Times 1,903 piercings.

Approximately 58.7 pounds...
give or take depending on how big or small they all get.


Actually it's a diet thing. Imagine all the calories you burn carrying that around wherever you go. . .
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Postby robotland » Thu Nov 20, 2003 7:44 am

I'm afraid of needles, so I just had some of my moles chromed.
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Postby madmatt » Thu Nov 20, 2003 11:15 am

What I wanna know is, do you find really old forgotten piercings tucked away in fatty armpit, ass or genital folds, kind of like finding change deep down in your couch?
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Postby Don Muerto » Thu Nov 20, 2003 11:19 am

It beats the hell out of finding old Fritos in there...
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Postby madmatt » Thu Nov 20, 2003 4:24 pm

It beats the hell out of finding old Fritos in there...


In the couch or in the folds?!?![/quote]
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Postby Don Muerto » Thu Nov 20, 2003 5:53 pm

madmatt wrote:In the couch or in the folds?!?!


<i>*b l i n k*</i>
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Postby Patience » Thu Nov 20, 2003 5:59 pm

So wrong. So very, very wrong.
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Postby Wind_Borne » Mon Nov 24, 2003 1:45 am

I'm just thinking back to when I was 14, which was before the age of exotic and multiple piercings. I remember being lost in a reverie one day as I gazed at the simple gold hoops my friend, Wendy, wore in each ear lobe; and the way her hair flowed around and through each one. In that moment she seemed more graceful, more quietly feminine, more trancendently beautiful than all the love songs written in all of history could ever express.

I'm have no idea how many piecings a human body can sustain; but Wendy stole my heart with just two.
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