Back in 2010 – in a time before I had many tattoos or could grow a proper moustache – I was bored one night and decided to add ink to my torso digitally using Photoshop. The results were as diabolical as you can imagine, a proper dog’s dinner – and can be viewed here. Then I tried the same jape again in 2011, albeit by that time a couple of the tattoos were actually real and my moustache was marginally better. The results were slightly better and you can see them here.
These proved to be two of my most popular blog posts ever, which shows there’s no accounting for taste if nothing else – although they also provoked a lot of online abuse as well (which I quite like).
I decided to push my luck again in 2014 when I attempted this again, but never bothered to post the picture and promptly forgot about it. By chance I stumbled upon the image whilst cleaning up my laptop the other day and as it’s Halloween, I thought I might as well share. The main differences being a couple of additional real tattoos, plus more beard and less penis on display. I’d also perfected my Charles Manson stare by this time.