Today in news that makes you want to cringe: an L.A. tattoo shop owner is trying to break the world record for piercings, CBS13.com reports. Aryan Hopkins already has eight piercings, but he will get 2,000 more this Saturday, 800 more than the current world record. Except that a Scottish woman has over 6,000 piercings. But we won't rain on Hopkins's parade.
He will have 18-gauge hollow needles stuck an eighth of an inch apart all up-and-down his body. An EMT will be present, just in case. But all of the pain is not for naught. Apparently Hopkins's new holes will be sponsored by local people and businesses and he will donate the money to a children's hospital.