We all know that piercing is a form of art and most of us appreciate that idea. Knowing that fact some people take piercing to an extreme level. Just like these five people who are not afraid of transforming their bodies into a nailing board.

1. Rolf Buchholz

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German Rolf Buchholz, holds the Guinness World Record for the most pierced man. The 55-year-old computer expert discovered the world of piercing 14 years ago, and loved it so much that he has since then had a total of 453 piercings in various parts of his body, 278 of which are around his genitalia.

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2. Elaine Davidson

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Elaine Davidson is the “Most Pierced Woman” according to the Guinness World Records. In 2010, Davidson was reported to have a total of 6,725 piercings and by 2012, she has over 9,000. Just like Rolf Buchholz she has more piercings in her genitalia than in any other part of the body and the total weight of her internal piercings is estimated to be about 3 kilograms.

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3. Joel Miggler

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23-year-old Joel Miggler from Küssaberg, Germany is an extreme body artist, and alternative model. He was called Bodymoded Punky for he has undergone some extensive body modifications. And one of the most extreme are the Holes in his cheeks, which he can stick his split tongue out or blow smoke through them.

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4. Axel Rosales

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This guy from Villa Maria, Argentina achieved the record of the person with the most facial piercings. With 280 piercings, Alex Rosales set a record with his face full of metal in February 2012.

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5. John Lynch

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John Lynch, also known as Prince “John” Albert” from UK holds the record of “The man with the most body piercings” in 2008. He has a total of  241 piercings, including 151 in his head and neck. John is known for wearing mini-skirts, and having facial tattoos and face paint that are truly eye-catching. He also sports transdermal implant horns on his head. Now he is almost 84 years old but still loves his freakiness.

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Extreme piercing might be considered as an art but it is better not to get too much piercings that would interfere your career and employment prospects. Anyway if you really love to be unique and freaky looking you’re free to do this kind of stuff.