Saturday, May 29, 2010 Most
Tattooed Woman - Julia Gnuse sets world record
NEW YORK CITY, USA -- Julia
Gnuse, 55, from California, a.k.a the ĎIllustrated
Ladyí started getting herself inked after doctors diagnosed
her with skin condition called porphyria, which causes the
skin to blister when exposed to sunlight and now she has 95
per cent of her body covered with tattoo - setting the new
world record for the Most
Most Tattooed Woman in The World, has inscribed jungle
scenes, cartoons and images of her favourite actors on her
skin, Daily Mail reports. She got her first tattoo on her
leg before moving to stomach, arms and back.
She revealed that tattoos cover up the scars
on her skin.
California-based Julia unveiled her tattoos
at a book event in New York.
"I did this for the reason of covering scarring
from the blisters. They get as deep as three degree burn,"
the Couriermail quoted her, as saying.
Most Tattooed Woman added: "I had a friend who is
a plastic surgeon, who suggested tattooing my skin the same
color to the scarring that I had, seeing if we can match my
just pale-looking skin that I had.
That didnít work. We tried it. It was very
difficult to match that. So I had the idea of a colorful tattoo,
then I got hooked. I got addicted."