A 52-year-old prison guard from Australia is counting on the 203 Simpsons characters tattooed on his back to earn him a place in Guinness World Records.
According to the Daily Mail, Michael Baxter has spent 130 hours and more than $9,900 in the past years to have Springfield's residents, and even some of its landmarks, inked on his body. There's the power plant on his right shoulder, Moe's Tavern on his left, and anchorman Kent Brockman venturing south of his waistband.
"I wanted to get something which was unique, which nobody else had or would even think of getting," Baxter said. "I'm a huge fan of the show. I love the tattoo, and I know lots of other people, including my grandchildren, do too."
On Dec. 17, the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons' premiere, he hopes to claim the record for the most tattoos of characters from a cartoon, presumably unseating New Zealander Lee Weir. Earlier this year, his 41 tattoos of Homer Simpson were enough to earn him the title for Most Tattoos of the Same Cartoon Character Tattooed on the Body.
While there would seem to be a distinction here -- one character versus multiple characters -- Baxter said it's his understanding that he's still eligible because all of the figures are from the same show.