A presidential candidate in the Czech Republic is getting lots of ink -- both in the press and on his body.
Vladimir Franz, an artist and drama professor in the Eastern European
country, is running for the Czech Republic's highest office, despite a
visual obstacle that might be off-putting to some voters: 90 percent of
his body is covered in tattoos.
His appearance may be extreme, but Franz is a well-known drama professor at a prestigious Czech university, a respected painter and a successful opera composer, according to the Daily Mail.
Franz, 53, also graduated from law school and has a doctorate in law,
but decided against making it a career because of the former communist
On the much-inked, multi-colored surface, it might look like Franz is
running a joke campaign, but he insists he is serious about winning,
and believes his tattoos should not disqualify him from the competition
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