World’s most pierced man denied entry to Dubai over black magic fears

Rolf Buchholz, 53.

In today’s world, tattoos, piercings and body modification is becoming more accepted by the mainstream audience. More wholesale Piercing jewelry is being sold, more tattoo artists are setting up shop and more employers are getting more flexible when it comes to showing tattoos while working.

With this being said, there is still a long way to go when it comes to the world fully accepting body modification as today’s story shows.

The man who holds the world record for the most body piercings was turned away from Dubai amid fears that he may be involved in black magic.

Rolf Buchholz from Germany was on his way to make an appearance at a hotel nightclub when he was turned away.

Buchholz, who has 453 piercings (including 278 in his genital area) told the Associated Press he had travelled through immigration with no problem but was stopped before he was able to exit customs.

He says he was then taken to a room full of deportees and put on a flight to Istanbul

The Cirque de Soir nightclub where the 53-year-old was due to appear told the news agency airport authorities cited “security reasons” in denying him entry.

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Buchholz told the BBC airport staff said they feared he may be practising “black magic.”

He also complained his luggage has been lost and took to Twitter to vow never to return to the Gulf city.

He tweeted: “On the way back home. Dubai I will never come back!!!”

Buchholz has held the world record for most piercings since August 2010.

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