Hard to imagine why this attractive chap can’t find work, huh?
He’s Britain’s most-tattooed man, with 80 per cent of his body covered in ink.
But 33-year-old Mathew Whelan is now struggling to find work as a result of his devotion to body art.
After spending 300 hours in the tattooist’s chair and having paid more than £20,000 for designs, Mr Whelan is currently volunteering in the office of a Liberal Democrat MP.
I’m shocked to find out he’s a Lliberal Democrat. Whodathunkit?
He has also changed his name to King Body Art The Extreme Ink-ite or, alternatively, King of Inkland.
Mr Whelan says body modification is a culture, a way of life and almost a religion.
Body Art has expressed his wish to educate the world on his colourful beliefs.
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.’