A resident of Australian Melbourne, John Kenney, 62, covered his entire body with tattoos after he had finished off crime and drugs.
John Kenney was only six years old when he first time ran away from home. According to the man, the family he was shown cruelty, so he appeared on the street. Being 10, the Australian got hooked on drugs and started selling them. Soon he became a pimp, continuing to take banned drugs.
Unfortunately, it is not reported how did the man manage to recover from drug addiction.
He made the first tattoo at the age of 18. By the age of 60, Kenny had tattooed the whole body, including tongue, eyelids, and nose. “I regret my crimes. The psychologist said that through tattoos I punish myself for what I did, but I even like it, ” said the resident of Melbourne.
The former gangster says that his life of deviance began with him emptying milk bottles on doorsteps to get recycling money.
“I didn’t have a very good family life, there was no love there, just hidings from both [parents] and even my brothers because they wanted my girlfriend,” he said.
“I got raped when I first got inside [correctional centre], sometimes they (would) bring in the older guys to play basketball with the younger kids, some turned out to be child molesters.”
As vt.co clams, in the 1970’s John landed himself a part-time job however he was struggling with serious drug addiction. Such was the severity of his addiction. He hacked off his own finger with a meat cleaver in order to claim compensation money, which he would spend on narcotics.
“I have trouble making friends or keeping friends, but I’ve made friends and got an identity now that I tattooed my face, everyone is curious,” he added.
“I eat just once a week, I don’t feel hungry, but I have given up drinking and smoking, I have no emotions at all, haven’t got the right tools for life.”
Despite his life full of crime, it’s hard not to feel some sort of sympathy for John, who seems like a bit of a sad man.