A British man may be one of the most heavily tattooed in the world after covering his entire body – and even impregnating his eyeballs – with jet black ink.
Eli Ink, 27, is a tattoo artist from Brighton who views his body as a canvas to exhibit his finest work on.
Over 10 years he has tattooed almost every centimetre of his skin in layers of black ink and he has even put ink in his eyeballs.
Huge stretchers were implanted in his nose and lower lip to stretch them into unusual shapes as part of his body modification.
He said his tattoos and modifications are both seriously planned and sporadic, which he says is a reflection of his own personality.
Now that his whole body is tattooed black, he says he can add designs to that dark canvas as he comes ever closer to reflecting a surrealist figure from a Picasso painting – the famous painter being one of his greatest artistic inspirations.
And despite his appearance which some may view as extreme – and possibly unsettling – he is still a hit with the ladies and he is in a relationship with girlfriend Holly, another body-modification enthusiast.
Eli was first drawn to tattoos as a child when his uncle came home from a holiday in Spain with a large tribal tattoo on his arm.
“I was blown away,” Eli said in a video remembering this first encounter with tats.