A man who holds the Guinness World Record for the most insects tattooed on his body has suggested he still doesn’t have enough, despite the dark reason behind his ink.

Michael Amoia was a young child when he was misdiagnosed with leukaemia, and he started getting eerie visions of bugs eating his body.

However, Michael decided not to run from his fears, and instead opted for a far more radical solution to his trauma – by getting a whopping 864 insects tattooed all over his skin.

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This decision has earned him the official Guinness World Record of having the most insect tattoos, beating the previous record holder by 462, and Mike hinted in a recent interview on the Inked YouTube channel that he’s far from done yet.

He said: “To me I just don’t have enough, I feel like I need more. I don’t feel like I’m heavily tattooed… It’s just a canvas to me of a work in progress that I continue to work on.”

In fact, as well as earning himself a Guinness World Record for his hobby, Mike suggested that his ink has even helped him secure work in his day-to-day life as a music producer and investor.

“Nine times out of ten it never really works negatively against me,” he claimed.

“I’m into finance… and when I go into these group meetings with a bunch of bankers it’s exciting to me because I stand out.

“And it’s important to stand out in a room when you’re networking because I’m kind of an introvert, and people will come up to me and talk to me and once they talk to me they realise, ‘okay this person is in the business so let’s talk about doing a deal together.”

So, although the New York native admitted that he doesn’t enjoy the prospect of sitting in a chair for hours on end, he confessed that he is addicted to decorating his body.

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“When I first started getting tattooed, that was it, it was an addiction,” he confessed.

“I don’t have a lot of vices… tattoos were my vice and I just constantly looked at my empty skin. Anytime I would get a tattoo I couldn’t even see it anymore, I was wondering what else I could put on the empty skin.

“I was an angry kid, it was therapy for me, it was fun, it was cathartic at that moment in time, now it’s just a body piece that I’m trying to finish as I get older.”


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