A cancer survivor who tattooed almost 90 per cent of his body has had his genitals removed – because they spoiled the view of his body art.

Adam Curlykale, 32, from Kaliningrad in Russia, spent 12 years covering his body, including his eyeballs, with black ink after he was diagnosed with cancer.

But he felt that some parts of his body that weren’t inked spoiled the look of his body art, so he paid to have his penis, testicles and nipples removed.