May 30, 2010

Julia Gnuse "The Illustrated Lady" - The World's Most Tattooed Woman

julia_gnuse_05Julia Gnuse, commonly known by the nickname The Illustrated Lady born 1959, has 95% of her body (including her face) covered in tattoos and holds the Guinness Record for being the most tattooed woman in the world. Gnuse was born with porphyria, a condition in which sunlight results in blistering of the skin. As the blisters often result in scarring, she began getting tattoos as a way to cover up the scars. However, the tattoos do not prevent the skin from blistering as they are purely aesthetic.

She currently resides in Foothill Ranch, California.

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Image Source: Seth Wenig/AP/Getty

SEE ALSO: Lucky Diamond Rich - The World's Most Tattooed Person


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