BRITAIN’S most tattooed man looks so scary that supermarket staff kick him out of stores.
Keith Gordan, 66, has hardly an inch of skin uncovered by ink with all of his head, his eyeballs and parts of his inner-ear going under the needle.
The family man from Essex says he gets strange reactions from people when they see him – but sometimes enjoys the attention.
The 66-year-old, from Romford, Essex, gesê: “I couldn’t believe he had the audacity to come up to me and comment on how I looked in front of my kids.
“It’s my body, my choice and his behaviour was discriminatory in all senses of the word.
“This member of staff obviously hates tattoos and has a problem with people who have them and he couldn’t control himself – it’s disgusting.
“I was so angry I went home and complained to the supermarket and thankfully they took the responsibility.”
Keith later received an apology and a £20 voucher after the incident.
The dad-of-three first got ink at 17 but underwent several skin grafts four years later to remove them.
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He then lived tattoo free until he was 52, when he suddenly decided he missed his old body art.
So he went back to the tattoo parlour to reinvent himself, but this time took the look to new extremes.
From having body art removed as a young man, Keith went full circle – tattooing most of his body, even his eyelids.
Fourteen years later, there is now next to no skin he has left uncovered and Keith has spent tens of thousands of pounds on his tattoos.
En, the father now says he has re-invented himself as ‘the coolest looking guy in Essex’.
Keith said: “I don’t know how many there are in total. I’ve lost count. It is just one big project.
“But getting my whole head tattooed was a very extreme, intense experience.
“There was a feeling of euphoria coming out knowing I had got another new piece and that I’d managed to stand the pain.
“At times it was very, very painful especially around the corner of the eyes, the lip and parts of the inner ear – that was absolutely killer.”
Keith receives a lot positive comments about his tattoos, but also lots of negative ones as well.
He says he is frustrated by strangers feeling they have the right to target him because of his unique look – but equally loves the positive attention and being different.
The retired civil servant said: “A lot of people look at me aggressively.
“They look almost saddened and angry but I don’t understand why – it’s me who’s looking like this, not them.
“Part of being different is dealing with negative comments and ignorant people – but overall I love the attention.”