Revealed: What’s Hidden Underneath


We live counterfeit lives in order to resemble the idea we first had of ourselves. Even the world looks at us from an different window by how we dress, how we look,wealth,success. in short it all depends upon how we are from outside rather than what we are from inside.

But they say don’t judge the book by its cover.

It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how things are in themselves. The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.

For example a BEE can be consider as an insect that stings but for beekeeper the same BEE is a HONEY producer. The perception of the observer depends upon the observer’s own assumptions and perceptions.

Alan Powdrill is a UK based photographer,who photographed people to reveal whats hidden underneath.



“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.” Victoria, 37, Coventry

?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.? Victoria, 37, Coventry



“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” Graham, 58, Cleethorpes




“My Kiss tattoos are my favourites, the pain was incredible but it feels good to show my ultimate dedication to the band.” Kimmy, 29, Ruislip




 “I was 15. My parents didn’t find out until I got my second at 18.” Carlos, 35, Bournemouth




“I was 16 and got a small lizard on my hip. My parents said ‘how would I ever get a job !’ ” James, 33, Brighton




“They’re an expression of my journey through life, as my body ages they take on a different appearance, ask me in 30 years how I feel.” Matthew, 48, London




“I started in 1963 when I was 14 and I don’t think I’ll ever stop.” Dave, 66, Leyton




“If I ever forget who I am I take my clothes off and look in the mirror and find out who I am again.” Chris, 25, Coventry




“I love being different and every day I’m asked about them. Good tattoos aren’t cheap; cheap tattoos are not good.” Izzy, 48, Maidstone




“I was 17. I hid the first few from my parents for many years and by the time they found out they knew this was going to be my life.” Philip, 27, Southend-on-Sea




“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.” Simon, 47, London




“I love 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.” Ness, 40, Crawley




“When I was 17, I thought I’d get as many tatts as possible to look badass but now I’m not bothered about looking cool.” Sean, 26, Lincoln




“I was 23 and got the wrestler CM Punk on my arm. My mum said ‘How could you deface the body I gave you?’ ” Craig, 28, Welwyn




“I’m beyond the stopping point now. It fucking hurts like shit man but I wouldn’t change my look for the world.” Unsal, 46, Hastings

?I?m beyond the stopping point now. It fucking hurts like shit man but I wouldn?t change my look for the world.? Unsal, 46, Hastings



“I was 14 and my mum said if I get another one she’d kick me out the house.” Simon, 45, Clacton-on-Sea




“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” Alex, 49, Whitby




“Whats the point of worrying about the next 10-30 years, I might not be here by then so enjoy the now.” Gareth, 37, Potters Bar