Elaine Davidson is the “Most Pierced Woman” according to the Guinness World Records.

Elaine Davidson is the world record holder for body piercing in the Guinness Book of Records and as of March 2012 her piercings total 9,000.

Elaine has now achieved a new 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.




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

A lady of many talents, Elaine also sleeps on a bed of nails, walks on fire and lays on broken glass, and holds a black belt in Judo which she earned in Japan. Elaine also enjoys extreme sports such as “Sky Diving”, “Horse Riding”, “The Trampoline”, loves the Theater because of the costumes and she loves dressing up.

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 Davidson married Douglas Watson, at a low-key wedding reception in Edinburgh.

Brazilian-born Miss Davidson, 46, made an appearance  in a flowing white wedding gown and floral tiara with only her face visible, which was painted green and covered in 192 piercings.

It contrasted markedly from her older husband, who is aged in his 60s, who was more conservatively-dressed in a simple navy suit, a sky-blue shirt and Marks and Spencer tie. The two bridesmaids were dressed in pink.


Bespectacled Mr Watson, who has no piercings or tattoos, clutched his bride’s hand as they walked out of the central Register Office in front of stunned onlookers.

The couple, who live in Edinburgh, where she operates an aromatherapy shop called Tropical Rainbow, happily posed for photographs before heading off for a reception at a local city cafe.


To know more about Elaine, visit her website