“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.