Australian man sets world record by having 203 ‘The Simpsons’ characters tattooed on his back

Grandfather Michael Baxter spent over £5,500 on his record-setting body art

An Australian man has set a world record for sporting the most number of tattoos from a single animated series.

After having 203 characters from The Simpsons tattooed across his back, 52-year-old grandfather Michael Baxter has been officially recognised by Guinness World Records.

His body art took a total of 130 hours to be completed by tattoo artist Jade Baxter Smith over the course of a year, and ended up costing him AU$12,000 (£5,570).

“I wanted to get something which was unique, which nobody else had or would even think of getting,” Baxter said of his record-setting tattoo. “I’m a huge fan of the show. I love the tattoo, and I know lots of other people including my grandchildren do too.”

To ensure his record could be verified, Baxter had to provide details of the episode or episodes in which each character appeared in the form in which he or she is depicted on Baxter’s back.

Meanwhile, Guinness World Records also recognises a fellow Simpsons fan, Lee Weir from New Zealand, for sporting the most tattoos of a single cartoon character. Weir has 41 tattoos of Homer Simpson inked on his left arm.

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