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Man Who's Spent £50k On Ink Plans To Get Body Tattooed Completely Black

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Man Who's Spent £50k On Ink Plans To Get Body Tattooed Completely Black

A man who has spent more than £50,000 ($62,000) on tattoos now plans to have his entire body tattooed completely black.

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Karan Sidhu, 29 - who is also known as Tattoographer - got his first tattoo when he was just 13, before going on to have further markings on his face and along his arms.

Now his eyeballs are also inked completely back, and he also sports metal teeth implants, a split tongue, piercings through his ears and nose and stretched ears.

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Karan, from New Delhi in India, is now planning on having a full body suit tattoo that stretches from head to toe, front to back - all in a bid to become the first Indian to get his full body inked.

Karan Sidhu. Credit: Media Drum/@tattoographer
Karan Sidhu. Credit: Media Drum/@tattoographer

Karan said: "I'm a self-taught professional tattoo artist with experience of over thirteen years and expertise of doing thousands of tattoos in India and abroad.

"I was thirteen-years-old when I got my first tattoo and I was sixteen-years-old when I started making tattoos.

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Karan before some of the more drastic work. Credit: Media Drum/@tatoographer
Karan before some of the more drastic work. Credit: Media Drum/@tatoographer

"I've had uncountable tattoos and now I'm working on my full body suit tattoo so eventually I will just have one tattoo which will be head to toe, front to back all connected.

"A lot of work is done on it already. My recent procedure was getting inked for three days continuously and I got both of my arms fully black. It's a black sleeve.

"I got my eyeballs inked in September 2017, it was definitely painful like a red hot needle entering your eyeball repeatedly at different spots but since I was in acceptance with the pain, I could absorb it and even if today I chose to get it done again, I would.

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He also has an inked face. Credit: Media Drum/@tattoographer
He also has an inked face. Credit: Media Drum/@tattoographer

"I was amazed and spellbound since I really wanted it. It was my dream becoming reality which I could see and experience.

"I would say [the] majority of my body is inked except for my private parts, which I'll get taken care of later."

Of course, all of this doesn't come without its downsides.

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Karan said admitted the teeth implants were even more painful than getting his eyeballs done - and took two-and-a-half months to complete, with him surviving on a liquid diet throughout the period.

He also accidentally ripped his freshly-inked skin from his arm after it got stuck to his clothing, meaning he was left on bed rest for a fortnight.

Despite all that, Karan said his friends and family are accepting of his tattoos, and are proud of everything he's achieved in life so far.

Credit: Media Drum/@tattoographer
Credit: Media Drum/@tattoographer
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Credit: Media Drum/@tattoographer
Credit: Media Drum/@tattoographer

"Last time I inked my arm I was a bit careless so the skin got stuck on the shirt and was later ripped off with it," he said.

"I was on bed rest for two weeks due to restricted movement of my arm and leg and some body weakness.

"My loved ones accept me as I am and they respect my decisions just like I accept them the way they are and respect them.

"They're proud of me now because I started from scratch from being a waiter in a hotel working for around £3 ($3.70) per night and today I'm doing anything I think of doing.

"Now I am modifying my muscle and working out on my physique to have a perfect and healthy body which will compliment my full body suit tattoo as well.

"Tattoos are something for life so the person who wants them has to be totally decisive and certain about their decision."

Featured Image Credit: Media Drum/@tattoographer

Topics: World News, News

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