Tattoos are something that is personal to an individual and speaks for them. There are absolutely no rules or restrictions for getting a tattoo, based on a person’s cast, creed, sex, age, height, weight, sexuality or any other thing. People get tattoos which speak for them.
London-based photographer Alan Powdrill, in his new Covered photo series, revealed what some tattoed people looked like, beneath all those clothes. As you’ll scroll down, you’ll see most of them with bodies entirely covered with art. Some of them blew our minds as they were literally freaking works of art! Along with each person’s name and age, is also mentioned their brief history and how tattoos and they speak for each other.
“I was 51 when I started and my father was already dead and my mum didn’t say anything as she was in the early stages of dementia”
“I don’t feel my opinion will change on my tattoos, I doubt I’ll have any regrets regardless of my age”
“I started in 1963 when I was 14 and I don’t think I’ll ever stop”
“My tattoos are part of who I am and I’ll always love my bodysuit now and when I’m 80. The love I get for what I look like is what it’s all about”
“Me mum wasn’t happy at all about the swallow on my hand so I said ‘Look mum it’s not like I’m on the street doing heroin”
“I love being different and everyday I’m asked about them. Good tattoos aren’t cheap, cheap tattoos are not good”
“I was 16 and got a small lizard on my hip. My parents said ‘how would I ever get a job!’”
“My Kiss tattoos are my favourites, the pain was incredible but it feels good to show my ultimate dedication to the band”
“They have given me confidence in life since my Crohn’s illness, I will love them in the future like I do now”
“Can’t say what age I’ll stop. While there’s still space to fill, It’ll get filled. I don’t think my attitude will ever change”
“I love the fact I’m middle aged, have a professional job, am surrounded by straight people and I have ‘No Fucking Way’ tattoed on my chest”
“My first tattoo was at 13 and was a secret for 10 years. It’s a part of me and I’m never going to get old”
“If I ever forget who I am I take my clothes off and look in the mirror and find out who I am again”
“I love my tattoos, it’s a way of life and part of me. I’ll carry on getting them for as long as I can”
“I’m loving how they change as my body gets older and the creases and wrinkles change how they look When I’ve got no space below my neck I’ll stop”
“As long as I get to the toilet and piss on my own, I don’t care what I look like when I’m older. I never intended to get this many but I had an addictive personality”
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