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March 10th, 2013 - 9:38 am

“Britain’s Most Tattooed Man Curiously Unable to Find Work,” JammieWearingFool deadpans about the man who has spent £20,000 to cover 80 percent of his body — including his entire face — in ink:

But he also volunteers at the office of Liberal Democrat MP John Hemmings in Yardley, in Birmingham.

Mr Whelan, from Birmingham, said: ‘I’ve got so much respect for the history of body modification.

‘It’s an art and a culture and when a group of kids stare at me, I’ll talk to them an explain the history of it.

‘People who do what I do treat their body like a temple. Like Christian’s have Jesus, we have our bodies.’

That last sentence says it all, doesn’t it? I prefer my temples and churches to be free of graffiti, but I realize I’m old-fashioned that way. So is Theodore Dalrymple, and the good doctor has written plenty on the topic.

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