Over recent years the popularity of tattoos and ‘getting inked’ has increased massively. Alan Powdrill life’s passion is photography, especially undertaking personal projects. COVERED is a project very dear to his heart. To find the amazing people, photographed in COVERED, he went to tattoo fairs, used social media or asked people he met on the street. He then photographed them where they lived, often travelling hundreds of miles around the UK for the portraits. Each person was given a questionnaire about their skin art and asked how they feel about it now and how they might in the future. Their stories were amazing with a very common thread coming from most of them, a serious passion for their ink !
All images © Alan Powdrill