A TATTOO fan who set the record for edgiest body claims he has more ink on his body than anyone else in the world.
Matt Gone from the USA began his ink journey in 1986 and has spent a whopping £173,000 on 843 tattoos.
As a so-called “early experimenter”, the tattoo fanatic did a lot himself.
He’s got tattoos covering most of his mouth, including his tongue, gums, cheeks, and tonsils — and even down his neck.
His eyeballs have been tinted blue, green, magenta, and gold, using a total of eight colors in his eyes.
And elsewhere he even had his most intimate parts tattooed.
He told The Sun Online: “I have more tattoos on my body than anyone but it’s too dangerous to be a Guinness record.
“I have tattooed my entire genital area, anus, butt, inner thighs, eyes, tongue, inner neck and many small touch-ups all over my body.”
At least 20 years ago, Matt tattooed the inside of his urethra through a pierced hole in his penis.
And when Matt underwent surgery many years later for rare birth defects in his bladder, he said the surgeon was “terrified” to find the internal coloration.
Matt said reactions to his unique look have improved over the years.
He said: “It really depends on what you have tattooed on your face.
“People like the checkerboard pattern. I’ve been all over the world and everyone likes checkerboard patterns.
“Now it’s better. In 1998 I got my whole head, neck and chin tattooed and it shocked people.
“My eyes shock people, but the tongue tattoo shocks people the most. It’s a top quality tattoo.”
His 25-year project of covering himself in tattoos has cost him more than £173,000 – and he’ll soon be getting a fresh makeover on his hips and bum.
Earlier this year, two doctors counted the inkings on Matt’s body before he was awarded the Guinness World Record for most square tattoos.
He revealed his nose was the most painful – and made him sneeze black ink.
He said: “The most painful place on the body to get a tattoo?
“The nose. That’s the most painful, even the baby toes, the nail beds hurt a lot.
“After that, I sneezed on black ink for about 20 minutes and it was the most painful thing I’ve ever gone through.”
But it was also painful to have his eyelids tinted, “even with anesthesia.”
“I tattooed the inside of the eyelid; People generally only tattoo up to the lash line,” he added.
Matt claims to have “modernized” the tongue tattoo technique when he got his tattoo done in 2010.
“My tongue has tattoos, but they were sub-Qs,” he said.
“It’s tattooed more than any other person in history and it’s tattooed to the base down here in my throat.”
But he warned, “Don’t do this at home, there’s no professional who can do it.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6294196/tattoos-both-my-private-parts-inked/ I have the most tattoos in the world on my body – and there is one spot that was VERY painful