by Kevin Rabida . November 5th, 2015
In a 2014 report of Valley Land Alliance, the respondents generally viewed people with tattoos as less attractive and less intelligent. Stereotypes such as promiscuity and heavy drinking are also attributed to tattoos. This perception is especially critical in the work place, where the traditional view of tattoos include non-professionalism.
The truth is people with tattoos are as diverse as non-tattooed people. This is what London-based photographer Alan Powdrill captured in his photo series Covered.
Alan took two portraits of each subject, one clothed juxtaposed with another showing the full body tattoos they have accompanied by a caption provided by the subject.
Each subject would talk about their history and thoughts on tattoos, detailing what age they got their first tattoo or what their parents’s reactions was. I find it interesting that some of them were late-bloomers, getting their first tattoo as late as their 50s.
For the entirety of Covered and the rest of Alan Powdrill’s portfolio, check out his website.
What is your perception of tattoos? Comment below!
Kevin is a reader first, a writer second, and a gamer somewhere in between. When not rooting for Tyrion Lannister for the Iron Throne, he's probably writing some morbid short story. He enjoys some surreal art, clever advertising campaigns, and a warm cup of coffee while reading Murakami.