Mark Owen Evans, a 49-year-old resident of the United Kingdom, has successfully reclaimed the title for the highest number of tattoos displaying the same name on his body. In a remarkable display of dedication, he recently had his seven-year-old daughter’s name, Lucy, inked on himself an additional 400 times, bringing the grand total to a staggering 667 tattoos.
Initially setting this record in 2017 by getting 267 ‘Lucy’ tattoos on his back, Mark was surpassed by a 27-year-old American woman named Diedra Vigil in 2020. Vigil managed to break his record by tattooing her own name on her body a total of 300 times. However, determined to regain his title, Mark decided to push the boundaries further. With limited space left on his back, he opted to have the new tattoos done on his thighs instead.
The process of completing all 400 tattoos on his legs took a grueling five and a half hours. Divided equally between his two legs, each leg received 200 tattoos.
Mark expressed his excitement in reclaiming the record and dedicated this impressive feat to his beloved daughter. His initial motivation for setting this record was to commemorate Lucy’s birth and raise funds for the hospital that provided care for her in the subsequent months.
For his original design, Mark conceived the idea of an open book, symbolizing the Guinness World Records book, with Lucy’s name meticulously inscribed on the exposed pages. Two skilled tattoo artists from Dexterity Ink in Wrexham dedicated an hour of their time to expertly complete the entire piece.
Originally intending to have Lucy’s name tattooed 100 times, as he believed that was the maximum that would fit within the book outline, Mark was pleasantly surprised when the artists’ exceptional penmanship allowed him to surpass his expectations by a significant margin.
Mark described the experience as unusual, as having two tattooists working simultaneously somewhat dulled the pain. He shared his delight in wearing his record wherever he goes, seeing it as a tangible reminder of his remarkable achievement.
While Mark has no plans to have more children with his wife, Katherine, he jokingly stated that if he does, he will need to undertake something even more monumental.