Jeremy Stroud-the man who received 1,197 piercings in a single day in a bid to get his name in the Guinness Book of Records.  This body modification enthusiast from Texas has 300 needles inserted in his right arm, 50 in his leg, 20 in his left arm and 80 needles into his back.  This lengthy and painful procedure lasted for five hours and was done on May 2. 

According to Stroud, although the needles were removed at the end of the day they nevertheless left scars all over his body.  The scars were so close together that they resembled a line.  Some of the piercings were so closed to each other that they looked like stitches from his wrist all the way up to his shoulder. 

Before starting the piercing, the man had no idea about how painful the procedure would be and set himself a target of 2000 piercings but when he had 1,200 of them, his body was getting ready to shut down.  During the procedure, there were two emergency medical technicians, one witness and a photographer present to support his attempt to break a world record.