May 16: Guinness World Record holder for the 'Most Pierced Woman,' Elaine Davidson, poses for a photograph in the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland showing off some of her 6,005 piercings.
November 11, 2003: Brazilian Elaine Davidson pokes her finger through her tongue at the Tate Modern art gallery in London.
November 11, 2003: Elaine Davidson pokes a tea spoon through her tongue at the Tate Modern art gallery in London.
June 21, 2007: Erik Sprague, also known as the Lizard Man, poses during Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Odditorium grand opening in Times Square in New York City. His tongue has also been bifurcated.
June 21, 2007: Erik Sprague is a performance artist who appears in sideshows as the Lizard Man. On his Web site he said he's undergone an estimated 650-700 hours of tattooing. He's had five Teflon horns implanted above each of his eyes and four of his teeth have been filed into sharp fangs.
June 21, 2007: Dennis Avner, also known as the Cat Man, poses during Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Odditorium grand opening in Times Square in New York City.
April 20, 2008: A man poses during the international tattoo convention "Moscow Tattoo Expo 2008" in Moscow.
November 11, 2000: A man from Germany whose body is covered with tattoos, looks at photographers at the 6th Artline Tattoo festival in Bruges, northern Belgium.
December 7, 2007: A 48-year-old computer specialist presents 126 face piercings during his visit to the '17th International Tattoo Convention' in Berlin.
May 22, 2003: John Kamikaze reenacts a scene from The Water Babies, a children's book by the late Reverend Charles Kinsley, as he lays suspended from meat hooks piercing through the skin on his back and legs in the window of the Selfridges department store in London's Oxford Street.
June 15, 2001: Isobel Varley from England, the world's most tattooed senior woman, shows her tattoos during the opening day of the IV International Tattoo festival in Madrid.
June 15, 2001: Isobel Varley displays her tattoos during the opening day of the IV International Tattoo festival in Madrid. She started getting tattoos in 1986 and regularly got tattooed until she had a full body suit in 1997.
July 10, 2008: Chinese tattoo enthusiast Liu Ming shows a tattoo of the Beijing Olympic rings on his forehead before adding another "Olympic torch" design on his body at a tattoo shop in Beijing.
November 10, 2007: Venezuelean Emilio Gonzalez poses for a picture during a tattoo convention in Bogota.
December 7, 2007: A man poses during his visit of the '17th International Tattoo Convention' in Berlin.