An Indian businessman was carrying flags of 305 countries on its own body to promote friendship among nations. Now, 70 years Hvis Prakash, who reinvented himself as Guinness Rishi is competing in Nepal for his world record later in the hope of adding more flags and more records. "People call me a joker, a fool," said world record aspirants from Delhi, who arrived in Kathmandu to attend the international conference first tattoo and immediately stole the show with other young participants from different countries with more exotic tattoos.
"I do not mind."
An auto parts manufacturer by profession, has two passions Guinness Rishi - tattoos and Guinness World Records.
The 22 cards include such feats unique as do most will in the world - a huge 489 pages deliver a pizza to New Delhi to San Francisco and, of course, with the largest number of tattoos on his body.
These include 305 flags of different countries, 185 maps, 165 flags mini and 2985 characters.
"My dream is to go around the world several times," Har Prakash told IANS, sitting in the conference room of the hotel Yak and Yeti when the cameras click furiously. "I want the children of these countries ask me, where is the flag of our country there and then, in the process, know their country and other countries."
As he speaks, comes Carlos Peres, a tourist from Venezuela, to find him. Peres then Rishi photo in the newspapers and his friend from Argentina, so that both could hunt for the flag of their country on the chest of the Indian.
"It's there," Argentina cries of joy and shake hands with Rishi, inviting them to visit your country.
For such a serious tattoo record, the Guinness Rishi began relatively late: it was in 2009, when he saw someone sporting a tattoo of the flag, and admired the effect.
It pays tribute to Lokesh Verma, one of the founders of 27 years of Tattooz Devilz a seven tattoos imprinted on his forehead: Business India, United States, Britain, Cyprus, Canada, the Congress Party and the Ripley's Believe It Or Not logo.
It took nine months and Verma is free because he understood the patriotic cause behind it, "said Rishi.
However, his family has reacted in a totally different way.
"My wife and children have told me that they never go to market myself or my family weddings," she says, unrepentant. "But my clients have loved tattoos - because they had a chance to laugh at me."
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