Tattoo addict blames OCD for face and body art after spending more than £15,000 and enduring painful skin grafts to remove old designs

Tattoo addict blames OCD for face and body art after spending more than £15,000 and enduring painful skin grafts to remove old designs

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Tattoo addict blames OCD for face and body art after spending more than £15,000 and enduring painful skin grafts to remove old designs

Keith Gordon had body art had tattoos removed to secure white-collar job

But 58-year-old has spent £15,000 redoing them all over his face and body

Blames changes in appearance and impulse to ink himself on extreme OCD

He says he has now ‘lost count’ of the number of tattoos on his body

Wife Lisa admits she feels ’embarrassed’ when family is out and about

He said: ‘OCD has ruined my life. Once I get started I get carried away’

Published: 08:21 EST, 9 July 2014 | Updated: 13:01 EST, 9 July 2014

A tattoo addict had agonising skin grafts to remove his teen body art – only to spend nearly £15,000 redoing them all over his face and body.

Keith Gordon, from Romford, Essex, blames the impulse to ink himself on extreme OCD – which has seen him change his appearance radically several times in the past five decades.As a teen he was a skinhead before growing his hair and opting for the tattooed rock fan look. Scroll down for video Before: Keith Gordon pictured in 2001 on his wedding day in Essex without tattoos on his face After: Keith Gordon had agonising skin grafts to remove his tattoos, only to spend £15,000 having them redone over his face and body Before: Keith Gordon is pictured left on his wedding day in 2001 without visible tattoos. After: He later spent £15,000 having them redone over his face and body, right Keith Gordon, showing off the tattoos on his back, blames the impulse to ink himself on extreme OCD Keith Gordon, showing off the tattoos on his back, blames the impulse to ink himself on extreme OCDHe then cut his hair and had all his inkings removed through painful skin grafts so he could start a white-collar career as an administrator.But now, the 58-year-old has gone full circle – tattooing most of his body, even his eyelids.The father says he […]