The tattoo has never been so popular, fashionable or permanent. Ink-free Alan set out to find real people with loads of tattooos for his latest personal project COVERED.

The before and after style images show the subjects with and without clothes, shot near their home surroundings. Armed with a huge curiosity and a list of questions, Alan wanted to offer a different view of the 'glamour' tattoo photography normally seen in books or magazines. Kimmy from Ruislip is amongst his favourite images and when asked about her favourite tattoo she replied "Kiss on my stomach caused incredible pain but it feels good to show ultimate dedication to the band"