Did you just hear a piercing scream?

June 8, 2011

Blog Guy, did you see they just set a new world record for “Most Body Piercings in a Single Sitting” yesterday? A person got 3,200 piercings. Do you approve of things like that?

Only if it’s done properly, which this was.

The guy performing the procedure is named “Danger” and has tattoos showing behind his surgical mask, so you know he’s a top doctor.  The woman getting pierced is a sideshow performer, so clearly she is good at making sound decisions.

Plus, it was done to get into the “Guinness World Records,” the best reason to do anything. It’s why we went to the moon, and also why we tracked Osama bin Laden.

So wait, Blog Guy. Why are you smiling. You’re hiding something, aren’t you?

Well, yes. This sideshow performer won’t hold that record for long, because I have a plan to go after it myself this weekend.

Awesome! How big a team will you be using?

Oh, it’s just me wearing a Speedo swimsuit and safety goggles, in a small room with a thermos of margaritas and six pneumatic nail guns with their triggers taped down.

That sounds like a plan, Blog Guy. How long do you figure it will take?

Around 44 seconds or until the margaritas run out, whichever comes first.

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Body piercer Bill “Danger” Robinson and sideshow performer Staysha Randall break the Guinness Book record for “Most Body Piercings in a Single Sitting”, at Inktoxicated Tattoos in Las Vegas, Nevada June 7, 2011. The previous record was 3,100 piercings, and Randall attempted 3,600 piercings, but decided it was enough after 3,200 piercings. The record is awaiting verification by Guinness to be official.

Photos by REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus

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It’s always good news when the tag line of the blog entry contains “Stupid”. Of course it’s what we all expect; but the tag line means we’ll have an extra dose of it. Thanks, BG!

Posted by grok | Report as abusive

BG, are you sure you will last 44 seconds?
Or will you have already downed a couple of bottles of the spirit, before you take a thermos in… ?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Was there any mention of the kinds of medication she was given before submitting to this?

Posted by I_dont_know_1 | Report as abusive

Medication? Right before she went to the tattoo parlour, she was seen in a Tiger suit in a zoo in China….So it WAS an anesthetic shot.

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive

@Moonshine, very well done there! lol :)

Is there a world record for commenter who follows the OE blog the longest….sober?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Wait a sec…Who said anything abaout SOBER?

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive

What, you think breaking world records should be easy? :p

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I think Lamar got the info wrong on these photos…I seem to recall the quote as “DANGER, Will Robinson! DANGER!” 😀

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

I think @Spin is right… there’s no clear indication that Staysha is a female.

For instance, in the top photo, is the subject facing to the left, or actually to the right?

Posted by flamenquito | Report as abusive

Great headline, BG! Looking at the photo made me want to scream.

I’m still trying to figure out the extra arms in the top photo. Sort of looks like the happy flower person is holding the arm of the pierced person. It also looks like an arm is hanging down off the table. Maybe Danger is an arms dealer.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

If the piercings were on her head, would she be an official pin-head? I wonder if they are actually installing zippers on her.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Mr.Pilot, we are all record holders in some form or the other when it comes to the Blog..
Spin, you say the scariest things sometimes… 😛

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

So, does Staysha have to keep those things in, or does he/she get them removed – ’cause that’s gonna leave a mark!

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

He’s such an inspiration…isn’t he? 😀

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Ooooh, I was wrong about this one. I always try to guess what the picture will be based on the title. I thought it was going to be about tongue piercings, of course there were probably a few of those in this record-setting STUPID feat.

Posted by imbethann | Report as abusive

Nice one Georgia. :)

There do appear to be two people holding down the piercee. Is this a record for involuntary piercing?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive