Mathew Whelan, 34, changed his name to ‘King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite’ but was rejected for a new passport because of it.
Britain’s most tattooed man has got something permanent on his face – a look of dismay.
Mathew Whelan, 34, is upset because his new name – King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite – has stopped him getting his passport renewed.
The Passport Office has refused to put the name on the document. Body Art, as he is known for short, said: “This is a breach of my human rights.
They want to put my birth name on my passport. But that is not my name any more.”
Stechford, Birmingham, changed his name twice in 2007 and 2009.
It features on his driving licence. But when applied to get his passport renewed – and sent the £72.50 fee – it was rejected.
Body Art can’t get a passport because of his name Body Art, a Lib Dem activist, has spent more than £25,000 covering 90% of his skin in tattoos, including the whites of his eyeballs.Continue reading