He might be a marked man but this artist has grand designs on becoming the world's first fully-tattooed head of state. Despite ink covering 90% of Vladimir Franz's body, he thinks he is the perfect candidate to become president in his home country of the Czech Republic. Mr Franz hopes to replace Vaclav Klaus, who has been President of the Czech Republic since 2003, and has already mounted an election campaign.
Vladimir Franz (53) is actually a drama professor at a prestigious Czech university, a talented painter and a successful opera composer. He also graduated from law school and has a doctorate in law but opted against a legal career because of the former communist regime.