The picture of Dr Shengâ€™s was taken in Nanning, Southern China, and demonstrates the patriotic fervour among the Chinese people in the build up to Septemberâ€™s Games.
Dr Sheng’s latest stunt was not the first time he had gained notoriety for sticking pins in his body.
In 2004 he secured a Guinness World Record after piercing 1790 needles into his head.
Mr Sheng had planned his latest needle stunt in advance, booking a room for the Olympics in Beijing last year.
In China, people with tattoos and piercings are widely frowned upon and viewed as social outcasts.