Johnny Strange spent the weekend in Ireland performing at the Galway Tattoo Show. The show brought together some of the world’s best international tattoo artists and some of Ireland’s best tattoo talent.
As well as Johnny Strange’s comedy/ daredevil show the event also featured walkabout entertainment, live music, an art gallery, body painting, a tattoo cinema, photo booths, market stalls and traders.
This month the new Guinness Book is out, the Guinness Book of Records 2017 twinned with the 2017 Gamers Edition, and once again, for the third year running Johnny Strange’s weird and wonderful stunts have been featured on it’s pages.
The book features some of Johnny’s chainsaw and ‘ears of steel’ Guinness World Records, check them out in the “Don’t Try This At Home, Performers” section of the book.
One of the stunts featured is Johnny’s eye watering, ear stretching, mind over matter feat of endurance. Johnny set the Guinness World Record for “The heaviest weight pulled by pierced ears” when he managed to drag a Cessna 172-P aircraft weighing in at a staggering 0.68 tonnes (677.8kg, 1,494.3lbs).
This news story was reported in print all over the world and even made it to national TV;
Johnny Strange teamed up with Dream Team FC to put The F2 Freestylers through their paces in their ‘distraction penalties’ video.
Johnny Strange and a bunch of familiar faces, including The Wealdstone Raider and Terry Noble, a couple of pin up models, the “horny morph” and an angry police dog put Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch’s penalty skills to the ultimate test.
Johnny Strange has just finished performing at the luxurious Leeds Castle, which over the years has been called home by the likes of Edward I and Henry VIII.
Dubbed “the loveliest castle in the world”, Leeds Castle boasts it’s own Falconry, Hedge Maze and Grotto, and was the ideal picturesque setting for this exclusive Masquerade Ball.
Along with Daredevil stunts, stilt walkers, fire eaters and a classical orchestra, they also organised a private airshow from a Spitfire jet. Guests enjoyed Champagne delivered by ladies in dresses surrounded by champagne glasses as they dined in one of the castles great halls.
Another year, another great convention. This time Powys Charity Tattoo Convention, Wales, raised a staggering £5500 for The Riley and Jensen Foundation, St John’s Ambulance and The Royal British Legion. Everything from lip sync battles to prize auctions (…and even an auctioned off live beard shaving) helped make it another great success.
Johnny Strange was part of the line up of entertainment for a second year running, along with a whole host of other variety performers and musicians – Roll on 2017!
Fresh back from Cezanne, France, Johnny Strange has just finished performing at the 2016 Cezanne Tattoo Convention AKA Convention Tattoo Aix.
Between performing stunts such as fire eating, whip cracking and hammering nails into his face he managed to catch up with l’Homme Tatoué, The Tattooed man, Pascal Tourain and The American Hustler, Richie Bulldog.
Image by World Tattoo Events and Spot The Spirit Photography.
Johnny Strange appeared on CBBC’s ‘Officially Amazing’ TV show recently where, after settling down for an impromptu BBQ with presenter Ben Shires, he demonstrated some impressive hand-eye coordination with a 6ft bullwhip.
He took on their egg cracking challenge by attempting to whip some eggs into a frenzy in a bid to break another Guinness World Record.
Check out the “cracking” clip below to see how he got on.