denial about anything, I do have some down days and there have been some times in the past when I have not been at ease with myself, but now, I don't care, I'm well and truly out. If I want to wear women's clothes, I will. Everybody knows I'm outrageous.
ASH. WHY HAVE YOU DECIDED ON A CAREER CHANGE ANO BECOME A IATIQOIST?
Alan I just love the decoration of the skin, the art. 1 liave been shown so little up to this point, but it means so much. The power of colouring the skin is incredible. I just love tattoos; I got my first when I was thirteen. I'm fifty-two now and want to get more and more until I have no more space.
Why do I want to tattoo? Passion. I was getting bored at the breakers yard. I live quite well; you know that, you've been to my house. It wasn't out of necessity; I just wanted to do something new with my life. I don't want to retire; I'm not ready to join the pipe and slippers brigade.
I love ink and I love the environment that surrounds it. I love the sort of people it attracts. It also blends in well with my perverse side, as I like to see naked people getting tattooed.
AJati A lot of my most recent work has been done by Matt Difa (Jolie Rogue); he has been a family friend since the age of twelve. He's actually a close friend of my son and when I started to get tattooed again recently, it was my son who suggested going to Difa, or Matt the tatt as we call him. He is an amazing artist and between him and Xed they have covered my body.
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