A man from the United Kingdom has regained the world record for the number of tattoos of the same name on his body. Mark Owen Evans, 49, achieved the feat by adding his seven-year-old daughter Lucy’s name a further 400 times to his existing 267, bringing his total number of tattoos to an impressive 667.
The image shows ‘Lucy’ smeared 400 times on the man’s thighs. (Guinness World Record)
In 2017, Evans set a world record with 267 tattoos of his daughter Lucy’s name. But this record was broken by Diedra Vigil from the USA, who wrote her name 300 times on her body, the Guinness Book of Records announced on the blog.
Evans ran out of space for more tattoos on his back, so he decided to get 400 more on his thighs, 200 on each. It took the tattoo artist more than five and a half years to inscribe ‘Lucy’ 400 times on Evans’ thighs.
Evans initially set this record to celebrate Lucy’s birth and raise funds for the hospital that cared for her in her early months.
He chose to tattoo an open book on his back with his daughter’s name written multiple times. His original plan was to tattoo her name 100 times, but the tattoo artist ended up fitting 267 names perfectly into the outline of the book.
“I like that I literally carry my record and that it goes everywhere with me,” he added.
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