To say Rolf Buchholz is unusual looking is putting it mildly.

The 55-year-old German man holds the world record for most body piercings at 453. He also has horn implants in his forehead and is covered in tattoos.

It may have been a bit too much for Dubai. Although it's known as one of the Middle East's more liberal cities, officials there banned Buchholz from entering Sunday without reason, forcing him to cancel a planned appearance at a local nightclub, The Associated Press reported.

The club said airport officials cited "security concerns." Buchholz told the AP they believed he might have been practicing "black magic."

Airport and immigration officials referred questions to the police, who could not be reached for comment.

Buchholz is an information technology professional from Dortmund, Germany. He got his first piercing about 14 years ago.