Dr Evil’ Tattooist Who Agreed To Remove Customers’ Ears And Nipples Jailed

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GV of "Dr Evils Body Modification Emporium" also known as "Punctured Body Piercing & Modification" in Princess Alley, Wolverhampton. (Friday 3 February 2017). A tattoo artist appeared in court yesterday (Fri) accused of splitting a customer's tongue, removing an ear and slicing off someone's NIPPLE. See NTI story NTITATTOO. Brendan McCarthy, 47, is accused of committing the bizarre offences at his salon, called Dr Evils Body Modification Emporium. The tattooist was arrested in December 2015 after concerns over his lack of medical qualifications, the unsuitability of his salon and unregulated actions. Yesterday (Fri), McCarthy appeared at Walsall Magistrates Court charged with three counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and three alternative counts of wounding without intent. The charges relate to Ezechiel Lott and two other unnamed customers. The offences are said to have taken place between August 2012 and July 2015, relate to the removal of a client's ear and nipple and splitting the customer's tongue. McCarthy, of Wolverhampton, West Mids., didn't plead to the offences and only spoke only to confirm his name, age and address during the short hearing.

Tatooist known as “Dr Evil” screamed as he was jailed for 40 months for carrying out ear and nipple removals at the request of two of his customers. Brendan McCarthy, 50, from Bushbury, Wolverhampton was sentenced at the city’s Crown Court today over the body modifications.

Earlier court hearings heard how he had removed a customer’s ear without anaesthetic. He had already admitted carrying out a tongue-splitting procedure to give his customer a “reptile” appearance at his studio in Wolverhampton.

McCarthy, who ran Dr Evil’s Body Modification Emporium, had pleaded guilty last month to three counts of causing grievous bodily harm.

McCarthy first appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court in 2017, when he initially denied six counts relating to the three procedures.

An online petition which attracted 13,000 signatures was set up to support the “knowledgable, skillful and hygienic” body-piercer, who was refused permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.

Following a failed bid to convince a crown court judge that consent was a lawful defence, McCarthy took his case to the Court of Appeal.

But three Court of Appeal judges, who noted that McCarthy had divided a customer’s tongue “to produce an effect similar to that enjoyed by reptiles”, said the procedures were not comparable to tattoos and piercings.

In a statement issued after McCarthy pleaded guilty, Wolverhampton City Council said Public Protection officers had served a notice preventing him from carrying out “extreme” services.

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