Ed Bruns was out to get 1,501 piercings Sunday and break the previous record for one session by 304.
A piercing artist put the 16-gauge piercing needles in the arms, back and legs of the 46-year-old Bruns.
Two notary publics were on hand to certify the documentation that will be sent, along with a video, to Guinness World Records.
Bruns says he was confident but felt a little tenderness at times.
A few minutes after the stunt was complete, piercing artists removed all but one of the needles. Bruns is keeping one on the back of his head with a small barbell through it.