Benidorm Tattoo Convention 2017

Double trouble Guinness World Record breaking duo head to Spain for the first Benidorm Tattoo Convention.

 

Johnny Strange, “the man with ears of steel” and Elaine Davidson, “The most pierced woman in history”, flew out to sunny Spain to show off their Guinness World Record breaking piercings. Johnny Strange is known for lifting heavy weights and pulling vehicles with his ear piercings while Eline Davidson is known for being the most pierced woman in the world. Incase you are wondering, Elaine currently has over 11,000 piercings covering her face, arms, legs, chest and back and is the undisputed Guinness World Record holder for the “most pierced woman”.

 

A great weekend was had by all, with people enjoying everything from live bands to body painters, burlesque performers to fashion shows.

 


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Budapest Tattoo Convention 2017

Last month Johnny Strange returned to Hungary to perform at the 2017 International Budapest Tattoo Convention.

 

Once again, returning for the 4th time in as many years, Johnny Strange entertained audiences with death defying acts – even enlisting the help of an audience member to pull a swallowed sword out of his throat.

 

The audience member who joined him on stage, coincidentally happened to have a tattoo of a sword swallower on her left shoulder!

 

 

 


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International Sword Swallowers Day 2017

It’s International Sword Swallowers Day; yes, believe it or not we actually have a day dedicated to it!

 

Once again, every year like clockwork, sword swallowers around the world flock to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museums to demonstrate the ancient art of sword swallowing.

 

This daring feat has been around for hundreds of years, being mentioned as far back as 410AD, however as it is so dangerous there are currently less than 60 active sword swallowers alive in the world today, making it a very rare art form.

 

Johnny Strange spent the afternoon speaking with James Whale live on BBC Radio Kent about this amazing feat and what exactly International Sword Swallowers Day is all about.


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Hayka 2.0 (AKA Science 2.0)

Last year Johnny Strange took part in a documentary on sword swallowing.

 

The documentary, filmed by the Russian TV show Hayka 2.0 (which roughly translates into Science 2.0) was filmed at the largest Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! museum in the world, Ripley’s, London. It covered all aspects of sword swallowing including technique, weaponry, and health and safety – with interviews from leading experts in the field, including weapons experts, doctors and of course, Johnny Strange.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Guinness Facebook Live pt.2

The second instalment of Johnny Strange’s appearances on Guinness World Records’ Facebook Live saw him attempting two more records.

Johnny attempted the record for “The most newspapers split using a bullwhip in one minute” and the record for “Most swords swallowed in 3 minutes”.

Johnny achieved two out of two by successfully splitting 16 newspapers with a bullwhip, held by Facebook Live host Paul “Pee Wee” Wiggins, and by swallowing a 21” blade a whopping 16 times in three minutes!

The Facebook Live broadcast had over 190,000 viewers and Johnny answered many questions in the ‘Ask Me Anything’ Q&A session. Watch the short clip below, or if you want to watch the full 55 minute video head over to the Guinness World Records Facebook page over at;
Guinness World Records Facebook Live – Johnny Strange

 


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Guinness Facebook Live pt.1

Johnny Strange recently took part in a Guinness World Records’ Facebook Live broadcast.

 

Facebook Live host, Paul “Pee Wee” Wiggins, joined Johnny for a broadcast held on the Guinness World Records Facebook page. The live chat lasted approximately 45 minutes and included demonstrations of some of Johnny’s bizarre antics as well as an ‘Ask Me Anything’ Q&A with questions being submitted by some of the 198,000+ viewers and read out in real time via Facebook.

 

This was only part one of Johnny’s appearances on Guinness’ Facebook Live broadcasts, with the second instalment scheduled for 13th December 2016. Watch the short clip below, or if you want to watch the full 45 minute video head over to the Guinness World Records Facebook page over at;

Guinness World Records Facebook Live – Johnny Strange

 


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The Cabaret of Excess 2016

For the first time ever The Cabaret of Excess is partying outside of London!

 

Spread over 3 floors, with it’s beautiful vintage decor & mysterious atmosphere just outside Manchester’s city centre, it’s the ideal venue to host an evening of debauchery and excess. So dig out your dancing girl dresses, feathers & top hats; we’ve got some exciting things in store! Expect canapés, cocktails & of course beautiful surroundings to indulge your desires!

 

Along with Johnny Strange’s death defying stunts, Spain’s Elena Gibson will be performing her beautiful Tango act and Burlesque star Raven Lenore will be performing her isis wings show. The night will be topped off with DJ Rockit Riyad spinning disks into the early hours.


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Masquerade Ball at Leeds Castle

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.

Image by Darren Woolway.

 


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