About Elaine Davidson – Elaine Davidson The World Record Holder For Body Piercings

Specialist in Body Piercing, Tattoos, Hair Braiding and Aromatherapy.

Elaine Davidson is the world record holder for body piercing in the Guinness Book of Records and as of 2023 her piercings totalled 15,000. Elaine is now trying her hardest to reach 20,000 piercings for her own satisfaction 🙂

Elaine has now achieved a Lifetime Guinness Record….. “The person holding the piercing record for the longest time”.

The former nurse from Brazil first broke the record in May 2000, when a Guinness World Records official examined her and found 462 piercings on various parts of her body, including 192 on her facial area alone. “People often just want to look at me or touch me – some even want to kiss me” Elaine says.

Elaine would like to thank the all of the team that put the records together at “Guinness Records” for their patience and ongoing support over the years. She would like to especially thank Craig who has taken care of her and treated her always like one of the family.

She never removes the rings and studs, which she estimates to weigh in the region of five kilos. She insists there is no pain involved in body piercing and sleeps soundly with all of her piercing ornaments in place. However, while she is travelling the world she must remember to take her watch off when going through airport security scanners!

Elaine Davidson - Braided HairA lady of many talents, Elaine also sleeps on a bed of nails, walks on fire and lays on broken glass, she also holds a black belt in Judo which she earned in Japan. Elaine also enjoys extreme sports such as “Sky Diving”, “Horse Riding”, “The Trampoline” and loves the Theater because of the costumes and dressing up. Lately Elaine is showing herself walking on single Lego bricks….. Not the big Lego bricks, but the small single ones which is still very painful!

Elaine does not drink, take drugs or smoke cigarettes and she wants people to know this. In some ways this is because she sees her position in the Guinness Book of Records as a responsibility as much as a dedication. However, Elaine does have a soft spot for Coca Cola.

Elaine is currently starting a new chapter in her life by writing a book about her whole life so far,  for all of you to see…… Watch this space for further information.

Piercing Count:

  • 2000: 720 piercings.
  • 2005: 3950 piercings.
  • 2008: 5920 piercings.
  • 2009: 6005 piercings.
  • 2010: 6725 piercings.
  • 2012: 9000 piercings.
  • 2014: 9800 piercings.
  • 2017: 10503 piercings.
  • 2018: 10925 piercings.
  • 2019: 11003 piercings.
  • 2020: 12,140 piercings.
  • 2021: 13,200 piercings.
  • 2022: 14, 879 piercings.
  • 2023: 15,000 piercings and Counting…….. 🙂