An Edmonton tattoo artist says she has surpassed the world record for inking the most tattoos within a 24-hour period

Dianne Lopez wanted to break the Guinness World Record of 801 as well as raise funds for the Edmonton Humane Society. She started her attempt at Duke's Bar and Grill in north Edmonton at noon on Saturday and finished at noon today.

Lopez was able to complete between 811 and 815 tattoos, short of the 1,000 she set as her goal, but enough to break the world record.


Dianne Lopez says she surpassed the world record of 801 tattoos in a 24-hour period. (CBC)

"Really exhausted but excited at the same time," she said.

"That was the whole point, just to challenge myself, see if I’m able to do it and we raised a lot of money for the humane society, so that’s the best part."

For a minimum donation of $20, Lopez gave each person a tattoo of a dog paw mark or an infinity symbol.

In order to qualify for the world record, she had to ink tattoos of a certain size with a bit of shading.

Click on the image to see more about her attempt in a report from the CBC’s Travis McEwan.