Lucky Diamond Rich (born Gregory Paul Mclaren in 1971) is “the world’s most tattooed person” (a title formerly held by Tom Leppard), and has tattoos covering his entire body, including the inside of his foreskin, mouth and ears. He holds the Guinness World Record as of 2006, being 100 percent tattooed.

He is also a performance artist, street performer, and international arts festival performer whose act includes sword-swallowing, and juggling a variety of items while on a four-metre unicycle.

Inspiration and first tattoo

Rich was born in New Zealand. As a young boy, he read about and became interested in the most tattooed men and women. It did not go much further than just a thought until he got his first tattoo, which was of a small jugglingclub on his hip.

He went on to tattoo every part of his body including inside his eyelids. He is now tattooing white over his black tattoos and also adding colour.