February 25, 2009
World's Most Pierced Woman:
When first accredited by a Guinness World Record official in 2000, Davidson had 462 piercings, with 192 in her face alone.
Now, nine years later, she has 6,005 including more than 1,500 that are "internal".
However, despite her eye-watering record, Miss Davidson, born in Brazil, claims she doesn't like being pierced, and suffers for her art.
She said: "I don't enjoy getting pierced, but to break the record you have to get to a high level. I wanted to break the record. My family don't even like tattoos or piercings. But I am happy. I decided to change myself and be me."
Miss Davidson, a nurse who now lives in Edinburgh, was speaking in Darlington, Durham, as she opened a piercing studio.
She officially cut the ribbon at Arcadia.
Shop owner Les Fry said: "Elaine is a friend and she very kindly agreed to open the shop.
"We have got an excellent piercing artist who can perform the most up-to-date techniques."