Look At The Incredible Transformation Of Britain’s Most Tattooed Man

This post includes a tribute to The Jeremy Kyle Show.

Hi there, Mathew Whelan.

Or – as he’s now known since changing his name: Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite. Although he also goes by the name “Bart”, so let’s go with that. BPM Media

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Bart has a tribute to The Jeremy Kyle Show on the back of his head because it’s his favourite show.

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And he’s had his left eyeball tattooed.

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He also has a silicone-filled ball pushed into his chest. The flesh will eventually tighten around it and will leave the impression of a skull poking out of the skin.

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It’s a risky procedure, as his body could reject the foreign body that’s been put inside it.

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He got his first tattoo aged 16, but he’d wanted to get them since the age of nine, when he became obsessed with Maori culture.

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He’s had some tattoos removed, but only so he can add new ones.

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Earlier this year, he was refused a passport because of his unusual name, which he had changed by deed poll.

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Yup. Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite is his actual name.

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Alan White is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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