During a grueling 8-hour session, Matthew Menczyk had 4550 surgical needles pierce the skin of his arms and back. He attempted the feat in an effort to raise money for a children’s charity in Canada by breaking the record by 650 pins. The record was previously set by Tyson Turk (American) in 2011.
Body modification specialist Russ Foxx carried out the record-breaking session in Vancouver, Canada.
Speaking to Metro News, Foxx said: “We decided to not just beat (the record)….but to destroy it.”
The end result looks like Menczyk had a layer of armor on and says that the hardest part was removing all the needles. “I was biting things, punching things but I endured and it was all for a good cause!”