David Blaine is a master at what he does. To me he is one of the best illusionists in the world. Some of the tricks he pulls off have you in awe. This trick he did had Ricky Gervais beyond confused and even mad in disbelief. David Blaine sticks a huge needle through his arm until it comes out the other side, and reacts like it doesn't hurt at all. So, is this real or is this just a trick? You decide. It sure looks real to me.