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Full Name  Julia Gnuse

Name  Julia Gnuse
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Born  1959 Flint, Michigan
Known for  most tattooed woman in the world
Residence  Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, California, United States

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Julia Gnuse (guh-NOO-see), commonly known by the nickname The Illustrated Lady, born in 1955, had 95% of her body (including her face) covered in tattoos and held the Guinness Record for being the most tattooed woman in the world. In her mid 30s, Gnuse developed porphyria, a condition in which sunlight results in blistering of the skin. As the blisters often result in scarring, she began getting tattoos as a way to cover up the scars, which can get as deep as third degree burns. A friend of Gnuse's who was a plastic surgeon had suggested she get her skin tattooed in a pale skin tone color, similar to the color of her scars. This was attempted but didn't turn out the way they had hoped.



    •  Julia Gnuse holds the Guinness world record for the most tattooed woman.

    •  She was suffering from a skin condition called porphyria, due to which her skin got blistering when it was exposed to the sun.

    •  In some cases, her scars were as deep as third-degree burns.

    •  She was diagnosed with this condition in her 30’s, and she resorted to tattooing her entire body to hide the scars.

    •  Most of the tattoos she selected for herself were cartoons.

    •  The tattoos she had on her body even included a self-portrait.

    •  Her nickname was "The illustrated lady."

    •  She used to do fast walking of more than twenty miles daily, and due to this, she was often referred to as the Irvine Walker by the media.

    •  She appeared on many television shows including “ Ripley’s Believe it or Not

    •  She also had a small role in Aerosmith's music video for their song Pink.

    •  She operated her own business named Sweet Temptations, which sold homemade pies and cookies and pies for almost ten years.

    •  All of her products were manufactured using recipes from her Grandmother 

    •  Even though many large bakery companies approached her for opening a franchise to sell her products, she turned down their offers as she preferred to work independently.

    •  In the last years of her life, she tried to get rid of her tattoos by undergoing laser treatment.

    •  She died at the age of 61.

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The tattoos do not prevent the skin from blistering as they are purely aesthetic. Instead she decided to try colorful tattoos, consisting of a variety of themes including: her favorite cartoons, her favorite actors and even a self portrait. Gnuse has appeared on the tv show Ripley's Believe it or Not. She also had a small role in Aerosmith's music video for their song Pink.

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In her last year she started to go through laser treatment to get all of her tattoos removed.

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She lived in Foothill Ranch, California and died on August 11, 2016.

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