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Brent Moffat: Human Pinhead?

In September 2004, Brent "The Human Pin Cushion" Moffat paid tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 by having 3,000 piercings added to his body (which already bore so many piercings that his girlfriend feared injury whenever he approached). At 9:46 a.m. (the time the first hijacked plane hit the World Trade Centre), four tattoo artists began piercing his skin...

"This is done as a memorial to the people who lost their lives in the Twin Towers that fateful day," Moffat explained. "This is in no way a financial or political statement, but a remembrance of the lost men and women due to a senseless act of violence."

Moffat, who set a world record in December 2003 with 900 needles in 4 1/2 hours, was no stranger to pain -- or stupidity. "Moffat has endured half a lifetime of pain," the Guinness (world records) website reported, "since accidentally shooting himself in the stomach with a .22 caliber rifle as a teenager."

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