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Britain’s most tattooed man wants chopping off nipples to be legalised

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King of Inkland Matthew Whelan with his tattoo of the Jeremy Kyle show.
The ’s most tattooed man is launching a crowdfunding marketing campaign to reexamine the regulation (Picture: BPM MEDIA)

The UK’s most tattooed man is planning to take the federal government to courtroom after a physique modification ‘artist’ dubbed ‘Dr Evil’ was jailed earlier this 12 months.

Brendan McCarthy, from , was jailed for 40 months in March after he eliminated the ears and nipples of shoppers he claimed had given their consent.

The tattooist ultimately pleaded responsible to three counts of grievous bodily hurt after the Court of Appeal mentioned that his prospects’ written consent didn’t quantity to a defence.

But now the UK’s most tattooed man, Matthew Whelan, often known as Bart Teii and the ‘King of Ink Land’, is launching a crowdfunding marketing campaign so he can problem the regulation on the Royal Courts of Justice.

He argued: ‘Every person should have autonomy over what they choose to do with their body.’

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Matthew is in search of £5,000 to launch the authorized bid to have laws beneath the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 reexamined.

He mentioned: ‘I need to change the regulation to cease these procedures from being pushed underground and to give consenting adults the liberty to change their our bodies.

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?DR EVIL? TATTOOIST WHO CUT OF CLIENT?S NIPPLE ADMITS THREE CHARGES OF GBHBy Matthew Cooper, Press AssociationA tattooist who called himself ?Dr Evil? has admitted causing grievous bodily harm to three customers by carrying out a tongue-splitting procedure and removing an ear and a nipple.Brendan McCarthy, who ran Dr Evil?s Body Modification Emporium in Wolverhampton, changed his pleas to guilty on Tuesday after a two-year legal saga in which he unsuccessfully claimed the consent of his customers provided him with a lawful defence.The 50-year-old, from Bushbury, Wolverhampton, who was bailed to
A buyer whose tongue was cut up by tattoist Brendan McCarthy (Picture: PA)
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NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENTUndated handout photos issued by City of Wolverhampton Council of an ear cut off from a customer of tattooist Brendan McCarthy, 50, from Bushbury, Wolverhampton, who ran Dr Evil's Body Modification Emporium in Wolverhampton and who appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Tuesday where he admitted causing grievous bodily harm to three customers by carrying out a tongue-splitting procedure and removing an ear and a nipple. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday February 12, 2019. McCarthy, changed his pleas to guilty on Tuesday after a two-year legal saga in which he unsuccessfully claimed the consent of his customers provided him with a lawful defence. See PA story COURTS Tattooist. Photo credit should read: City of Wolverhampton Council/PA WireNOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
One person had their ear eliminated (Picture: PA)

‘Body modification artist Brendan Patrick McCarthy was recently sentenced to 40 months in prison for carrying out ear and nipple removals and splitting a customer’s tongue.

‘Despite being open about his work and not knowing he was committing any offence, he was forced to plead guilty to three counts of Grievous Bodily Harm’.

During McCarthy’s authentic Court of Appeal listening to, judges acknowledged that the procedures he carried out weren’t comparable to tattoos or piercings, including that he had cut up one buyer’s tongue ‘to produce an effect similar to that enjoyed by reptiles’.

Although they accepted proof that the ear elimination had been executed fairly effectively, the judges mentioned it was not within the public curiosity {that a} person may wound one other for no good cause.

The judges dominated: ‘The case superior by the appellant is that the procedures he performed, albeit that they brought on actually severe hurt, ought to be immunised from the prison regulation of assault, simply as surgical procedures carried out by medical practitioners and those that participate in correctly organised boxing matches entice safety.

‘There is, to our minds, no correct analogy between physique modification, which entails the elimination of elements of the physique or mutilation as seen in tongue-splitting, and tattooing, piercing or different physique adornment.

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Brendan McCarthy, 50, from Bushbury, Wolverhampton, who ran Dr Evil's Body Modification Emporium in Wolverhampton, leaves Wolverhampton Crown Court where he admitted causing grievous bodily harm to three customers by carrying out a tongue-splitting procedure and removing an ear and a nipple. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday February 12, 2019. McCarthy, changed his pleas to guilty on Tuesday after a two-year legal saga in which he unsuccessfully claimed the consent of his customers provided him with a lawful defence. See PA story COURTS Tattooist. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire
Brendan McCarthy was jailed for 40 months after eradicating prospects’ ears (Picture: PA)

‘What the defendant undertook for reward on this case was a collection of medical procedures for no medical cause.

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‘Those seeking body modification of the sort we are concerned with in this appeal invited the appellant to perform irreversible surgery without anaesthetic with profound long-term consequences.’

They added: ‘The fact that a desire to have an ear or nipple removed or tongue split is incomprehensible to most, may not be sufficient in itself to raise the question whether those who seek to do so might be in need of a mental health assessment.’

But on his crowdfunding web page to problem the authorized ruling, Matthew wrote: ‘The medical and judicial business are too fast to assume physique modifiers are affected by psychological sickness – and but, beauty surgical procedure is extensively accepted.

‘My plan is to change the regulation. I intend to open a Judicial Review by way of public regulation ought to the Government proceed to refuse the transformation of people who want to alter their our bodies with surgical procedures that fall out of the remit of medical and beauty.

‘The Government should be working with our community to bring regulations in, not prosecuting people for doing consensual work.’

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FILE PICTURE - GV of "Dr Evils Body Modification Emporium" also known as "Punctured Body Piercing & Modification" in Princess Alley, Wolverhampton. (Friday 3 February 2017). See SWNS story SWMDtattoo. A tattoo artist branded ?Dr Evil? has admitted causing grievous bodily harm after he split a customer's tongue, removed an ear and sliced off someone's NIPPLE. Brendan McCarthy, 50, pleaded guilty to the bizarre offences after carrying out the harmful body modification procedures at his studio between 2012 and 2015. A court heard at the time of the offences he had been working without the appropriate qualifications at?Dr Evil's Body Modification Emporium? in Wolverhampton. McCarthy had previously denied the charges and made an application to the Court of Appeal claiming consent given by his clients provided him with a lawful defence. But today (Tue) he pleaded guilty to three counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent at Wolverhampton Crown Court. He admitted splitting a tongue with a scalpel in July 2012, removing a nipple in August 2012 and removing an ear in July 2015 without using anaesthetic. The ear belonged to 43-year-old customer Ezechiel Lott - the other victims have not been named.
McCarthy ran Dr Evil’s Body Modification Emporium in Wolverhampton (Picture: SWNS)

At the time of McCarthy’s conviction, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) mentioned he had no medical {qualifications} and was not registered with The General Medical Council.

Rhiannon Jones, a senior Crown prosecutor on the CPS, mentioned: ‘This case confirms the present regulation that surgical procedures should be carried out by correctly skilled, certified and controlled surgeons or well being care professionals.

‘McCarthy was none of those and in consequence his surgical procedures, albeit carried out on the request of his shoppers, had been illegal.

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‘The Court of Appeal judgement is clear and unequivocal and we would urge all those thinking of carrying out a body modification to please read it.’

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