Former Office Worker Turned Tattoo Addict Covers 90% Of Body To Treat His Chronic Pain

A former office worker turned tattoo addict has covered 90 per cent of his body – including his eyeball – in inkings to treat his chronic pain syndrome.

Tattboy Holden, who changed his name legally in 2014, claims he was left bed bound and in pain day and night after suffering side effects from a routine operation in 2000.

But despite it being widely considered painful, the 48-year-old found relief in going under the needle – and has since invested nearly $100,000 AUD and 1,000 hours in body modification.

Colourful character Tattboy, from Adelaide, Australia, admits his head to toe inkings are a stain on his mainstream job prospects – leaving him unemployed – and have even seen him branded a criminal.