Bridlington Miley Cyrus fan stars in Channel 4 documentary

Carl McCoid has 17 Miley Cyrus tattoos.
Carl McCoid has 17 Miley Cyrus tattoos.

A FATHER of three who attracted world wide notoriety after adorning his body with tattoos of teen icon Miley Cyrus will feature in a documentary being screened on national television tonight (Thursday, October 18).

As previously reported Carl McCoid, 39, of Thixendale Road, in Bridlington became an internet sensation after posting pictures of his Miley Cyrus tattoos on the social networking site Twitter.

Since then Carl has gone on to have a further two tattoos of the pop star done, taking the total to 17, with his latest being filmed by Channel 4 for the documentary entitled ‘My Tattoo Obsession.’

The film explores the world of tattoos, from the artists to the reasons why people have them done and what happens when they regret them.

A spokesperson for Channel 4 said: “From a drunken dare to tattoo obsessions, My Tattoo Addiction seeks to discover what people’s tattoos say about their lives and tells some of the compelling stories that lie beneath the surface of body art.

“There are over an estimated 20 million tattoos in Britain and full arm, leg, chest, back and even head tattoos are now more popular than ever.”

Carl features alongside an ex-holiday rep with 14 tattoos, including several expletives and one of a booze cruise’s website emblazoned on his chest, a tattoo addict with facial tattoos, a 67-year-old seeking to cover up the racist tattoos of his youth, and his tattooist daughter, who has her five dead cats on her back.

The film also hears about the tattoos that people have lived to regret and many tattooists explain that a substantial amount of their business - one estimates as much as 40% - is fixing badly inked or self-administered tattoos.

The documentary will be screened on Channel 4 at 10pm tonight, Thursday October 18.