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Wolverhampton tattoo artist denies wounding customers

Brendan McCarthy (pictured) is accused of wounding three customers at his former salon ‘Dr Evil’s Body Modification Emporium in Wolverhampton between 2012 and 2015 

A tattoo artist branded ‘Doctor Evil’ has denied wounding three customers by slicing one’s tongue in half, removing another’s nipple, and cutting off one’s ear.

Brendan McCarthy, 48, pleaded not guilty to four counts of wounding and inflicting grievous bodily harm and two of causing it at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

He is accused of carrying out the harmful procedures without the appropriate qualifications at his tattoo parlour ‘Dr Evil’s Body Modification Emporium’ in Wolverhampton between 2012 and 2015.

Mr McCarthy, of Bushbury, Wolverhampton no longer runs the studio and spoke only to confirm his name and his plea in court today.

Judge Amjad Nawaz granted him bail until his next hearing at Wolverhampton a week today. 

His bail conditions include not carrying out any procedures that involve the removal of body parts. 

Four of the six charges against McCarthy relate to procedures carried out in July and August 2012 on an unnamed man and woman.

Mr McCarthy, of Bushbury, Wolverhampton, carried out tongue splitting procedures (pictured) at his salon. He has been accused of grievous bodily harm for doing so without the correct qualifications 

Mr McCarthy, of Bushbury, Wolverhampton, carried out tongue splitting procedures (pictured) at his salon. He has been accused of grievous bodily harm for doing so without the correct qualifications 

Pictured are procedures advertised at Mr McCarthy's old salon. Customers would have their ears split at the top and sewn back together to make them look pointed 

Pictured are procedures advertised at Mr McCarthy’s old salon. Customers would have their ears split at the top and sewn back together to make them look pointed 

Pictured are some of the other procedures carried out at Mr McCarthy's old salon in Wolverhampton 

Pictured are some of the other procedures carried out at Mr McCarthy’s old salon in Wolverhampton 

This pointed ear is one of the procedures advertised at Mr McCarthy's salon in Wolverhampton

This pointed ear is one of the procedures advertised at Mr McCarthy’s salon in Wolverhampton

The 'menu' at Mr McCarthy's former salon includes 'tongue splits', 'ear pointing' and 'magnetic implants' 

The ‘menu’ at Mr McCarthy’s former salon includes ‘tongue splits’, ‘ear pointing’ and ‘magnetic implants’ 

The remaining two are in connection with a customer called Ezechiel Lott. 

Chairman of the bench Colin Herbert said at a hearing earlier this year: ‘We have listened to what has been said regarding bail conditions.

‘These conditions are going to be put in place.

‘You must not carry out the removal of body parts or contact the named persons.’

Prosecutor Alka Brigue told the court: ‘He is already a registered tattooist with the local council and I suppose you can call what he does surgery.

‘This case could be regarded to be a test case but at the same time we have an argument that surgical procedures have not been followed so unlawful acts have been committed.’ 

Mr McCarthy appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court to confirm his plea and his name today

Mr McCarthy appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court to confirm his plea and his name today

The 48-year-old denies all the charges against him and was granted bail by the judge, providing he does not carry out any procedures that involve removing body parts 

The 48-year-old denies all the charges against him and was granted bail by the judge, providing he does not carry out any procedures that involve removing body parts 

Mr McCarthy is pictured leaving Wolverhampton Crown Court after an earlier hearing in February this year 

Mr McCarthy is pictured leaving Wolverhampton Crown Court a an earlier hearing in February this year 

The incidents of grievous bodily harm allegedly took place at Mr McCarthy's salon in Wolverhampton (pictured) between 2012 and 2015  

The incidents of grievous bodily harm allegedly took place at Mr McCarthy’s salon in Wolverhampton (pictured) between 2012 and 2015  

 

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