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Julia Gnuse been named the most tattooed woman in the world

Julia Gnuse been named the most tattooed woman in the world, the most tattooed woman in the world with 95 percent of her body covered in ink. 'I did this for the reason of covering scarring from the blisters. 'I had a friend who is a plastic surgeon, who suggested tattooing my skin the same color to the scarring that I had, seeing if we can match my just pale-looking skin that I had.'

What began as a bid to cover up a nasty skin condition has resulted into a Guiness World Record for an American who has been named the most tattooed woman in the world.

Julia Gnuse, nicknamed the 'illustrated lady', has 95 per cent of her body covered in ink, ranging from jungle scenes and cartoons to her favourite actors. Miss Gnuse, from California, started getting tattoos on her legs after developing a skin condition called porphyria, which causes the skin to blister when exposed to sunlight.