Elaine is the owner of 'Tropical Rainbow Paradise Shop' in Ibrox Street. * *
She holds the world record for the most body piercings with a painful 500 piercings of her own body. The photograph above shows her face which is decorated with a large number of decorations.
'I get a lot of strange looks' said Elaine who is Portugese. 'People often just want to look at me or touch me - some even want to kiss me'.
She has appeared on the TV show 'Record Breakers' and several TV chat shows.
She is now planning to take her record to 1000 body piercings.
'I started piercing myself three years ago for my own personal pleasure,' said Elaine.
As a result of her interest in this form of body decoration, she has opened a shop where customers can have their fortune told, hair braided, be tattooed or have some piercing done or settle for an aromatherapy treatment.
A lady of many talents, Elaine holds a black belt in Judo which she earned in Japan.
She insists there is no pain involved in piercing and sleeps soundly with all 500 of her piercing ornaments in place.
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