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The Man With the Most Tattoos

Updated on March 31, 2013

The Most Tattoed Man - Lucky Diamond Rich

Lucky Diamond Rich is considered the World's Most Illustrated Man. When I say "man, I also refer to women. I have not seen any women that have had this much tattoo layering although someone may exist. Rich lives in New Zealand but now lives in Australia. According to sources, he has spent thousands of hours in body modification. He was indeed considered the "Illustrated Man", not the Ray Bradbury version but a modern day version. He did not limit himself to one artist, but used many different artists. After becoming bored with his tattoos, he had his body covered in 100% black ink. When we say "covered", we also talk about the skin between his toes -OUCH!, his complete eyelids, the gums of his teeth (not sure how he could stand that) and also inside his ears, descending into the ear canals. After being "blackened", not seared like a catfish, he started getting tattoos that were lighter in color to the black. He used mostly white and then used colored designs on top of the white! I guess there was no limit to his tattooing and it appears to be more of an obsession than anything else! Read further about his history and even a video interview! I'll just stick with the temporary stuff if I want to go to this extreme look!

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C'Mon Folks!

I created this website for the purpose of shock, but not for the purpose of trying to convince you to do this yourself! I have seen some extreme characters in the realm of tattoos, body piercings, etc. This is the extremest of the extreme. I hope this does not cause you to go out and try to top it. Characters like this belong in Psychological journals but it is up to you what you want to do with your body. Have fun and please comment. I intended this to be an awe-inspiring site! Have fun!

I Read This Book as a Youngster - This is the movie version of the book by a true Sci-Fi pioneeer, Ray Bradbury

The Illustrated Man
The Illustrated Man

When I first saw Lucky Diamond Rich, I immediately thought of this Ray Bradbury novel, turned into a movie. I read the book as a kid, but then became enthralled with it and the different tattoos on this man. Each tattoo, when started at, would begin to move and tell a story. This came out as a movie and I also believe, a television series. It is worth a watch and if you like tattoos at all, let your imagination run wild!! Worthwhile watch, even though it can be a little cheesy because it doesn't have the special effects of today.

 

Great Books and Merchandise on Tattoos From Amazon

We know that you will probably not go as far as the man with the most tattoos, but here is some interesting tattoo reading material and merchandise so you can either begin your career or catch up with Lucky!

If Lucky Diamond Rich were to Remove Tattoos, he would probably use Wrecking Balm

Wrecking Balm Tattoo Fade System
Wrecking Balm Tattoo Fade System

Wrecking Balm® tattoo fade - removal system is an easy three-step remedy that only takes 3 minutes every second day, to gradually fade or discard unwelcome tattoos. Wrecking Balm,® the unequalled in-home tattoo removal system that has an FDA-approved dermal process whch safely combines to eradicate the upper layers of skin. This process increases cellular regeneration, and in the process breaks apart tattoo pigment and lifts the ink.

 

2 Interesting Videos of The Man WIth the Most Tattoos

Here are a couple of videos on the man with the most tattoos, he is obviously very content with his decisions!

Your Thoughts On Lucky Diamond Rich

How do you feel about Lucky Diamond Rich?

He is great, expressing himself through art, a true living museum.

He is great, expressing himself through art, a true living museum.

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    • miaponzo 5 years ago

      HOLY MOLY!!!!

    I think he has a mental disorder. Who would do that to themselves?

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      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Nuts!\

      • Lori Green 5 years ago from Las Vegas

        Sometimes too much is just that... too much

      • Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

        Yikes!

      Was this site on the man with the most tattoos interesting to you?

      What Do Your Think of Lucky Diamond Rich?

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          Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

          @anonymous: It is almost like painting a dark sky. Unless you put white stars on it, there isn't much else you can do that would look good.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          that man looks weird, excess of everything is bad!

          One tatoo will look nice and will not bother much, but getting full body tatood is insane.

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          Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

          @Craftypicks: I agree with you. I do love modern art also but the snowball in the snowstorm painting is not my favorite either. ha! Thanks for the visit.

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          Lori Green 5 years ago from Las Vegas

          I love a good tattoo but this is not art. It reminds me of some paintings in the MOMA. They were huge, one color except for a tiny tiny dot of white. I didn't think that was art either but then again I am talking about it and it brought out an emotion so I guess it is art. Ok, I think I have been on Squidoo too much today.

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          Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

          @anonymous: It is strange. I didn't use that theme and all my lenses changed to it. I contacted them and they didn't know why so I have been slowly changing them all back to their original theme.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Yup, I still don't understand but its pretty in algae!

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          Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

          @sheezie77: Thanks!

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          Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

          @sheezie77: Thank you!

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          sheezie77 5 years ago

          Great lens, nice job! Squidlike

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          sheezie77 5 years ago

          Great lens, nice job! Squidlike

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          It doesn't matter how you enter the History Books, as long as you make it there! Now Lucky Diamond Rich will Always be remembered!!! ;)

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          Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

          Very interesting! I did find it very funny that he was concerned about the little gray tooth sticking out and causing him embarrassment. LOL

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          bodyartbloke lm 5 years ago

          Amazing. Im from New Zealand too but Ii maybe biased but he is just "the man" when it comes to the art of tattoos.

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          SteveKaye 5 years ago

          Yes, amazing. I suppose that on every bell curve we need someone out there at 10 sigma.

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          Wedding Mom 5 years ago

          Amazing.

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          miaponzo 5 years ago

          Well.. I don't personally love tattoos.. but this is amazing! Blessed!

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          MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

          Wow! I'm not crazy about tattoos, but somehow can't stop looking at them! Fascinating.

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          Ruthi 5 years ago

          I actually enjoy body art but his are too dark for me to really enjoy. I would be interested in hearing more from him about his tattoos and also why his body is so dark.

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          Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

          oh my gosh he is too inked for me. but of course it's his right!

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          Johann The Dog 5 years ago from Northeast Georgia

          I have lots of human friends that have tattoos in honor of their dogs. Wonder if any of his tattoos are about dogs? Woofs - Johann

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          WriterJanis2 5 years ago

          I respect his right to do this. I'm just not one for full body tattoos.

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          June Parker 5 years ago from New York

          Tattoo obsession is what I would call it. I love tats and have a few of my own, but that those are the keywords.... a few. Tats are to the point of ridiculous when you have to tattoo white on the black because of the lack of skin canvas.

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          jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

          Some people take their tattoo as a serious part of their lifestyle, in some culture like the Maori it's just tradition. I don't know how the guy's skin got so dark though, I guess he literally tattooed everywhere humanly possible?

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          TopToysForKids 5 years ago

          Wow. That is putting the tat in tattoo. I think of the pain, of the stain, and how long it will remain. And again, wow.

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          JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

          Seems like an amazing person. Goes to show that you cannot judge a book by it's cover.

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          MayaBella LM 5 years ago

          From that small bit of video he seems like a really nice guy. :)

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          MayaBella LM 5 years ago

          WOW. That is a lot of ink. But on a serious note. Would that cause some kind of toxic ink poisoning?

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          Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

          Yikes! To each his own indeed.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Stopped by to look at this tattooed man again.

          Shh...I'm shaking my head again! lol

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          Delia 5 years ago

          To each his own...I don't judge him, I just wonder what makes him want to do this...

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          Blonde Blythe 6 years ago

          SCARY! If I met that man in person, I'd run as fast as I could! LOL!

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          readmore lm 6 years ago

          cool!

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          KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

          Ouch is all I can say!

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          Positivevibestechnician 6 years ago

          that is a pure expression of art and must have been very painful, interesting lens i enjoyed the video.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Gross, that is all I can say

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          LisaDH 6 years ago

          Seems a little extreme to me, but if he's happy, so be it.

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          Dianne Loomos 6 years ago

          I just can't imagine. Interesting.

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          Sami4u LM 6 years ago

          Hi,

          I'm speechless. Blessed :)

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          MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

          There really does become a point at which its too much.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Well yes, it's interesting!. I remember him saying years ago as to why he had so much work done, "I have to". I think that was him but it could have been someone else with the same interest in being tattooed everywhere.

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          Twmarsh 6 years ago

          1000+ hours getting inked is hard to even imagine. Great story!