A UK man has set a new world record for the most tattoos of the same name on the body after having his daughter’s name tattooed a whopping 667 times.
Mark Owen Evans originally got his name mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records in 2017, when he was featured for having his daughter’s name tattooed on his back 267 times. However, in 2020, he was dethroned by Diedra Vigil, a 27-year-old woman who had her own name tattooed on her body 300 times. Even though there wasn’t much space left on his back, Evans was determined to get his world record back, so he kept having his daughter’s name, ‘Lucy’, on his thighs. After going under the needle for five and a half hours for all 400 tattoos – 200 on each leg – Mark once again holds the Guinness record for the most tattoos of the same name on the body – 667.
Photo: Mark Owen Evans
“I couldn’t wait to claim the record back and dedicate this to my daughter,” Mark told Guinness Records. “I love that I’m literally wearing my record and it goes everywhere with me.”
Evans said that he came u with the idea of setting the unusual record as a way to celebrate his daughter’s birth. He initially set out to have it inked 100 times in the book outline on his back, but thanks to the two talented tattoo artists involved in the project, he ended up with 267 name tattoos. Impressively, the two artists at Dexterity Ink in Wrexham, UK, managed to get it done in just one hour.
having extended his lead by more than 300 tattooed names, it’s hard to imagine anyone contesting Mark’s record anytime soon, but just in case anyone ever tries, he’ll probably tattoo ‘Lucy’ on other parts of his body to get his record back. He’s got plenty of space, and his daughter has a short name.
Interestingly, the record for most signatures tattooed on the body belongs to Funky Matas, a Florida-based entertainer who has 225 signatures on his back.