There is yet another name to add to the prestigious pages of The Guiness Book Of World Records. On Friday, June 13th, 2008 Oliver Peck broke the world record for most tattoos given in a twenty-four hour period with a total of 415 individual tattoos.
World renowned tattooist Peck, performed his maraton tattoo session at his co-owned shop in the Deep Ellum entertainment district in Dallas, Texas. For several years Elm Street Tattoo has held a marathon tattoo session, tattooing only the number thirteen on countless arms, legs, thighs, and even a few butts.
The previous world record was held by Peck’s wife Katherine Von Drachenberg, also known as Kat Von D, star of the TLC reality show “L.A. Ink” with 400 Guiness approved “LA” tattoo designs in a 24 hour period.
Peck’s customers included almost every walk of life; police officers, firefighters, bartenders, vehicle inspector, nurse and even a surgeon. By the time the marathon began, a line of customers snaked out the door and onto Elm Street.
Quotes From The Record Breaking Day
“It’s an adrenaline rush,” explained Peck, the 36 year old tattoo king.
Sarah Hooper, 24, is so obsessed with the number 13 that she tries to stop the gas pump at $13.13, got her seventh number thirteen tattoo, this one placed on her upper left thigh.
“It’s something to do on the 13th,” she said.
Todd Smith, a newcommer to tattoos, got his ink without the approval of his wife.
“Since I’m 34, and I have three kids, it’s my mid-life crisis,” he said.