Lucky Diamond Rich

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Lucky Diamond Rich
Lucky Diamond Rich face.jpg
Born
Gregory Paul McLaren

1971 (age 49–50)
New Zealand
NationalityBritish, New Zealand
Occupation
  • Tattoo artist
  • Performance artist
  • street performer
  • performer at the International Arts Festival
Known forWorld's most tattooed person
Lucky Diamond Rich pictured at the 2008 Montreal Art Tattoo

Gregory Paul McLaren (born 1971)[source?], who uses the name Lucky Diamond Rich, is a New Zealand performance artist, street performer and international arts festival performer. He does sword swallowing and juggles on a unicycle.

The Guinness World Records has said he is "the world's most tattooed person" since 2006. Tom Leppard, from England, was the most tattooed person before him.[1][2]

Inspiration and first tattoo[change | change source]

He read about and became interested in the most tattooed men and women when he was a young boy. His first tattoo is of a small juggling club, on his hip.[3][3]

All of him is tattooed, including the insides of his eyelids, mouth, ears and foreskin. Some of his black tattoos has tattooed with white or colour.[4] His tattoos have been drawn on him for more than a thousand hours combined by hundreds of tattoo artists.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Guinness World Records. "Most Tattooed Person". Retrieved 2012-04-30.
  2. Totaro, Paola (December 16, 2004). "Sydney's Lucky Diamond". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved May 13, 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Brown, Thom. "An Interview with Lucky Diamond Rich by Thom Green of Mantra". Archived from the original on March 22, 2008. Retrieved 2007-05-07.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. Wynn, Kirsty (November 20, 2011). "Lucky sharing his tattoo at gathering of ink fans". NZ Herald. Retrieved May 13, 2012.

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