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Tattoo covered man refused passport over name change

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 '

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Birmingham tattoo covered man denied passport over name change - full interview

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.

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