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You don’t need anyone to tell you that music and tattoos go hand-in-hand. Musicians and fans alike are covered in ink for creative expression and to show off some of their interests. From lyrics to portraits, there are plenty of ways to rep your favorite artists.

Now, one Eminem fan from Aberdeen, Scotland has embraced that and broken a record for most portrait tattoos of one musician.

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Nikki Patterson has officially been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for her numerous odes to the rapper. With more than 50 tattoos overall according to Inked, Patterson is rocking 28 Eminem-inspired pieces and 16 of those are of his face.

At the time of being recognized for “most tattoos of the same musician tattooed on the body,” Patterson only had 15 of Eminem’s face. Since then, she added one more to her collection.

The nail technician shared the news of her record last week on her Instagram account, @crazyeminemlady. Patterson, who according to her bio has seen the rapper live 7 times, thanked tattoo artists David Corden, Yarson and Jay Hutton for their work.

Patterson submitted her “final piece” a few days prior on Sept. 19. She also shared a look at getting each tattoo verified by dermatologist Dr. Rajpara as she awaited the verdict for the record.

Each piece represents different moments in Eminem’s career including a depiction of the cover art for The Marshall Mathers LP and a famous photo of him throwing up devil horns on his forehead.

Patterson also has a dual portrait of Slim Shady with collaborator Skylar Grey. Sitting for 9 hours with Corden, the fan shared she wanted to “[add] some girl power.” Grey later spotted the ink, commenting that it is “amazing.”

You can see each of the 15 tattoos she submitted in full below.

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