A German man has claimed a Guinness World Record for the most body modifications.



Rolf Buchholz currently has 516 modifications, including tattoos, piercings and subdermal implants.

His feat is made more remarkable by the fact that he didn't get his first tattoo until he was 40-years-old. He had previously set the record at 453, including 158 around his lips alone.

Buchholz suggests that the modifications have only changed him on the outside.

He told Guinness World Records: "The body modifications have changed only the outside. It's not changed me. I'm the same person."

Buchholz had first come to public attention in 2014 after being turned away from Dubai airport as he landed there on his way to a hotel appearance.