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Britain's most tattooed man

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:40 PM

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.

http://www.dailymail...ng-80-body.html

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:46 PM

What a dumb-ass.  Hey nothing against people with tatoos but getting your face covered is just begging to die poor hungry and young.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:43 PM

Surely there is a role in a low-rate circus for a Tattooed Man?

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:08 PM

'There's someone in Canada who has already asked if he can have my skull to use as a paint pot.'

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And he could use it right now, at least this would fill it with something useful.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:27 PM

When was the last time you saw a member of parliament or congress (for example) with tattoos, piercings, or spiky hair?
Maybe when 'normal'-looking people like me have died out, it will become commonplace.

I wonder how many recent graduates are unemployed because they can't speak properly with the bar-bell thru their tongue, and they look like they've been dragged thru a hedge backwards!


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:34 PM

View PostOverSword, on 05 March 2013 - 03:46 PM, said:

What a dumb-ass.  Hey nothing against people with tatoos but getting your face covered is just begging to die poor hungry and young.

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I would have no issues employing the pictured woman. Face tattoos which are culturally significant are a different kettle of fish than a doodle you think will look cool. Would these tattoos put off other perspective employers?


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:46 AM

I bet this guy has no work either.

Calls himself Mad Dog.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:09 PM

I'll park outside this mans house and play music all night long. If he gets angry I'll just say I'm expressing myself and exposing art to everyone around.


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:17 PM

View Postskookum, on 06 March 2013 - 09:46 AM, said:

I bet this guy has no work either.

Calls himself Mad Dog.

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Thats an insult to dogs!


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:19 PM

Maybe he should do what people have sugegsted in the comments to the article, become a tattooist or work in a tattoo shop in some other capacity.

Personally I do think that having so many facial tattoos is a little much, I'd certainly not do it, but it's his body not mine.

So just take off that disguise, everyone knows that you're only, pretty on the outside
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

He's obviously mentally disturbed.

The tribal tattoo from Buzzkill's post is a different story, I think. That is more of a cultural tattoo (plus it looks totally cool).


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:54 PM

It was the bath salts, I tell ya.


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:59 PM

I love tattoo's and have a number of them.  But I also know that in today's society, although tattoo's and piercings (which I also have) and unusual hair (mine is currently pink) are much more accepted and commonplace, heavy tattooing like the guy in the link is bound to put some employers off.  If an employer doesn't like it, there is a good chance customers may not too.

In an ideal world no one care what people looked like, as long as they had good hygiene and could do the job they would be employed, but that just isn't the case.  Surely this guy would have known this prior to getting all those tattoo's done???

Luckily in spite of my "different" appearences I have never had trouble getting work.  I have had two employers since leaving school.  With the first I completed my qualification in the evenings to become an accountant and have worked as an accountant and, more recently, a Financial Analyst.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

View PostProfessor Buzzkill, on 05 March 2013 - 08:34 PM, said:

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I would have no issues employing the pictured woman. Face tattoos which are culturally significant are a different kettle of fish than a doodle you think will look cool. Would these tattoos put off other perspective employers?

I have employed people with facial tattoo’s (cultural facial tattoo’s). I have absolutely no problem with that.

I wouldn’t touch these other clowns, I am pretty sure most of them do it so it qualifies them as un-employable. I would stop their benefits also.

freetoroam... Your right when you said Mad Dog was an insult to dogs. Mad Dog on Jerely Kyle show.. that says it all really!!

Mathematical equation for you guys: Mad Dog + Jeremy Kyle = ______________

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:19 PM

There are lots of people in Hawaii with tribal facial tattoos, the pics posted are of the Maori people from New Zealand but most Polynesian cultures have facial tattoos and body tats.  It's no problem Finding a job in a field that doesn't require one to look a certain way.

These have meaning but I find King ink dude, or whatever his name is, grotesque!  Especially the one blacke ned eye ball.  And the hair...oh yes, and the tattoos.   And the attitude.  He's just gross.

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