Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Human Pincushion?

This photograph was discussed on a message board that I frequent.

For once, I'm speechless. When I first saw this photo my initial thought was "what is that?" At first glance it appears to be a person behind some kind of mask. Upon further investigation it's been established this is the worlds most pierced woman, who in addition to 6,925 piercings is also sporting face paint, a Beatrice-inspired hat, and a white taffeta-and-lace wedding gown.

Quite a spectacle isn't it? As the mother of two boys I can only hope and pray she doesn't have a sister looking for a husband!

It completely boggles my mind to think that someone would want to do this to their body. She was entered into the Guinness Book of Records in 2000 sporting over 462 piercings, 192 on her face alone. Since establishing that record she's added over 6,000 piercings.

According to a news article she never removes any of the piercings which weigh three kilograms. (For those of you  like me who don't do metrics, that's 6.6 pounds.) For many that's the size of a newborn baby. I don't know about you but I would take them off just to weigh less.

I couldn't help but wonder how she applied the face paint and then again, how she took it off. Can you imagine washing that face with a washcloth? Ouch!

I also couldn't help but wonder what her life is like that she feels the need to punch that many holes in her body. I mean. seriously. did it not hurt? Many times I've caught myself saying "I need that like I need a hole in my head" .... I guess she must have a lot of needs 'cause 6,925 .... that's a whole lot of holes.

I have to admit I found this rather amusing about her
Despite her bizarre appearence, Elaine wants the public to know she doesn’t do drugs, drink alcohol or smoke cigarretes. Her only vice is Coca-Cola.
If you're interested here's a link to an article on scary lady which also includes a photo of the groom. Another older article with more photographs can be found here but read/view at your own risk. You've been warned!



  1. I have to agree that this is completely over the top. But one of your friends on Facebook said - with total conviction - that tattoos and anything beyond one or two piercings on the ear is "trashy." Well, she is entitled to her opinion, but I have THREE piercings on each of my ears AND my belly button is pierced and I love it! Also, I am planning to get a small tattoo on my ankle before my next birthday. If that makes me "trashy," then so be it! ;-)

  2. You are the least trashy person I know. I think I need to put a disclaimer on my comments here and on Facebook that comments are opinions of one person, NOT me. How do you deal with this kind of situation?

  3. where on earth do you find these bizarre articles?!! This woman has a severe problem {not Pam}. How does she work? She must be independently wealthy.... louise