Jeremy Stroud fell short of his goal of having 2,000 piercings in one day, but he still set a record with 1,197 piercings. Tyson Turk took five hours to insert 800 needles into Stroud’s back, 300 in his right arm, 20 in his left arm, and 800 needles into his back. The body mods were all removed but he was left with souvenir scars everywhere.

“They’re so close together that they leave a line. It kind of looks like I had stitches from my wrist all the way up to my shoulder,” Jeremy Stroud said.

“I made it to 1,200 and my body was getting ready to shut down,” he said. “I had no idea what I was getting into.”