'King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite's' local MP, Liberal Democrat John Hemming, is calling for more consistency with names on official documents, as Britain's most tattooed man does have his new name on his driving licence, but has been refused a passport.
The 34-year-old, also known as 'Body Art', says his human rights have been infringed, after the Passport Office turned down his application for a passport renewal, since changing his name by deed poll four years ago.
A man from Birmingham who has 90% of his body covered in tattoos has been denied a passport after changing his name to 'King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite'.
The 34-year-old, who was previously known as Mathew Whelan but is now called 'Body Art' for short, changed his name by deed poll four years ago, but he's now been refused a new passport unless he uses his birth name. He claims this is an infringement of his human rights.
Body Art says he has spent more than £25,000 covering himself in tattoos, and even has his eyeball died black. The Passport Office says it cannot comment on individual cases,