Instagram Star Gets 225 Celebrities' Signatures On His Back For Guinness World Record
Back in the day, in order to get your name in the Guinness Book of World Record, you had to be able to do something pretty impressive.
Whether it was growing the longest fingernails, swallowing the most amount of swords, or doing some other type of death-defying stunt, the books of yesteryear seemed pretty cool.
Well, one bloke is hoping to etch his name into the history books after getting the most amount of celebrity signatures tattooed onto his back.
Impressively, Instagram star Funky Matas, has so far had 225 famous names inked onto his back.
The 31-year-old from Florida managed to get the likes of comedian Jeff Ross, Will Smith, Chris Rock, Mike Tyson, Usain Bolt, Tara Reid, Gerard Butler and the man who voices of SpongeBob Squarepants.
Not bad at all Funky.
He told the Daily Mail: "I was in between these two ideas: a survey like the ones MySpace had with questions and the answer parts in blank so people could personally fill them out with a sharpie or having my friends sign my back with an actual tattoo machine.
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"I thought the second idea was more interesting and more fun. Since I am a tattoo artist, it wouldn't be too difficult to set these occasions up.
View this post on Instagram:scream: Once again... I'm soo fucking grateful for another AMAZING night. I was invited to the Red Carpet Premier event of @samuelljackson 'a new movie and after party AND AND AND... was event fortunate enough to share some (very limited) time with him in which I explained to him my project and immediately he jumped in on it and collaborated with my World Record! #225 guys! Thank you @samuelljackson and welcome to the World Record! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• :scream: Una vez más ... estoy muy agradecido por otra noche INCREÍBLE. Me invitaron al evento de alfombra roja y premier de la nueva película de @samuelljackson y luego al After Party donde fui tan afortunado como para compartir un tiempo (muy limitado) con él en el que le conté de mi proyecto e inmediatamente salto a colaborar con mi récord mundial! # 225 chicos! ¡Gracias @samuelljackson y bienvenido al Récord Mundial!
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"As far as anyone trying to talk me out of it, most people already knew my wild lifestyle and the fact that I never let anything stand in my way. So nobody really tried to prevent anything from happening. I'm pretty hard headed when it comes to things I want."
The Instagram star, who boasts more than 253,000 followers, says he's waiting to hear back from Guinness World Records about whether he has the official title.
While it seems like his back has been open slather for any Tom, Dick or Harry, he says it has been difficult getting some people on board.
"A few people have turned me down because it probably wasn't the right time, etc,' he said. "The man who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars movies was very hesitant because he was afraid of how it would turn out.
"Before anyone tattoos me, we usually talk about what is going to be done, but I have had to decline a few important people who wanted to sign my back."
He's still got a bit of space left on his back so he might try to squeeze in a few more people just to get the record as high as possible.
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