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41 Homer Simpson tattoos: New Zealander sets world record

Published time: July 21, 2014 21:59
Image from  guinnessworldrecords.com

Image from guinnessworldrecords.com

Just how many Homer Simpson tattoos should a devoted fan have? Lee Weir has covered himself in 41 and this is a world record. When you forbid your kid watch their favorite cartoon, just remember Weir and his parent’s ban.

The 27-year old from Auckland New Zealand says he was not allowed to watch the popular sitcom because his father, whom he calls a real life Ned Flanders, would not let him watch the series. Bart’s dad was depicted as a buffoon, Lee’s father would argue.

“I was never allowed to watch The Simpsons growing up... But I’ve always enjoyed watching the show in later life and it feels incredible to be a record breaker,” said the university student, who is himself a father of one.

The Homer sleeve, as he calls it, took more than 25 hours to finish and was done by a close friend and tattoo artist Ben Jenkins. He managed to pay for the tattoos by abstaining from booze for a year.

Weir had to provide dermatologist reports to Guinness World Records to prove they were real, and he was announced as a record holder on June 5:

The most tattoos of the same cartoon character tattooed on the body is 41 and was achieved by Lee Weir (New Zealand) in Auckland, New Zealand, verified on 5 June 2014,” his entry now proudly reads.

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