Britain's most tattooed man has had a silicone skull implanted in his chest at a Birmingham tattoo parlour.
A man who has 90% of his body covered in tattoos, and was denied a passport after changing his name, says after 6 months one is on its way.
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The region's most tattooed man has failed to get a passport because of his name.
Four years ago Mathew Whelen from Birmingham changed his name to King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink Ite.
He says a shortened version of his name - Body Art - could appear on the document.
He got a driving licence without any problems and his MP is calling for consistency between agencies.
The Passport Office say they don't comment on individual cases.
'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.
Britain's most tattooed man from Birmingham has explained in an interview with ITV news Central why he decided to change his name to 'King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite'.
It comes after the 34-year-old claims an infringement of his human rights because he was refused a passport under that name. Rules state that names deemed as 'frivolous' are not allowed.
Also known as 'Body Art' for short, he told presenters Bob Warman and Sameena Ali-khan he believes he has the right to become Body Art in life and by name choice.
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,
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