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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