Britain’s most tattooed man has done the uninkable – and had a silicone skull IMPLANTED in his chest.
Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite – he was plain old Mathew Whelan before changing his name in 2008 – paid $700 for the cosmetic surgery.
And the walking, talking sketchpad admitted it hurt.
The 34-year-old, who now goes by the nickname Bart, underwent the procedure at city centre “body modification studio” Birmingham Ink. The silicone-filled ball, sporting a raised skull motif, was pushed into his chest. In time, flesh will tighten round the lump, giving the impression of a ghoulish head pushing through his skin.
It is the latest bizarre, extreme procedure undertaken by a man who has splashed out $70,000 to be inked from head to foot.
No spot has been left untouched, earning him another cheeky nickname: the Artful Todger. He has also undergone scarification – a form of facial branding – and had his left eyeball tattooed.