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Man gets 203 'Simpsons' character tattoos on back

Don't have a cow, man.

By Ben Hooper

MELBOURNE, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- An Australian man said he is aiming for a Guinness World Record by having every character from The Simpsons tattooed on his back.

Michael Baxter, 60, a grandfather and prison warden from Barwon, said at the Australian Tattoo and Body Art exhibition in Melbourne he is hoping to obtain a Guinness record with the Simpsons collage inked on his back by Bacchus Marsh tattoo artist Jade Baxter-Smith.

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The full back tattoo includes 203 characters spanning the 20-year history of the animated series. Baxter said the record he is seeking is for "most tattoos of the same cartoon character tattooed on the body," but Guinness officials told him his tattoo would be eligible because all of the characters are from the same show.

Baxter, whose other tattoos include scheming baby Stewie from fellow Fox cartoon Family Guy, said Guinness has accepted his application for the record, but he still has paperwork to submit.

The record bid pits Baxter against fellow "Simpsons" super-fan Lee Weir of New Zealand, who obtained the Guinness record earlier this year with 41 tattoos of cartoon family patriarch Homer Simpson.

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Simpsons writer David Mirkin tweeted he was impressed with Baxter's tattoo.

"Truly a lovely tribute. We will, of course, have to sue him and confiscate his back," Mirkin tweeted.

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