From tattoos to piercings and big boobs, Katie Piper meets people planning major body modifications, and people who've already had them and regret it. Can they persuade the newbies to think again?
Finding love, a new job, or even a trip to the shops are all things most of us take for granted. But for an increasing number of very unusual Brits, normal life can be a daily challenge. 2000 Tattoos, is the show that delves into the weird and wonderful world of Britain’s most extreme body modifiers – the men and women who have transformed themselves from head to toe with an amazing array of tattoos, piercings and body alterations. But while they might be happy with their look, are the people closest to them as happy? And what happens when they collide with the outside world?
Featuring three bodyshockers as they prepare for difficult moments in their lives. One is moving to a new area, one is starting a business and the other is just trying to find love. In a sceptical world that tends to regard such people as freaks, can they convince others that underneath all the ink, piercings and split tongues they are just like everyone else? Keith lives with his wife and four children in a average suburban house in Essex, and has a normal 9-5 job as an admin assistant. The only thing unusual about 58-year-old Keith is his 15,000 collection of 2,000 all-over body tattoos. Keith and his family have been in their house for 10 years and by and large people are used to him, but he is now planning to move to a new area where people might not take kindly to the shocking appearance of their new neighbour. As Keith goes house-hunting, he reveals why he began getting tattoos and why he feels so compelled to continue. Meanwhile, Keith’s four children think that he has gone too far and his wife Lisa hates his appearance. She thinks that he “looks like a freak, a monster”. If she feels that way, what on earth will his new neighbours think?
Tattoos & Tequila is the third solo studio album by Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil. It is Neil's first solo release in 7 years since the live album Live at the Whisky: One Night Only in 2003 and the first solo studio album in 15 years since 1995's Carved in Stone. It is also his first solo studio album as the current lead singer of Mötley Crüe. The album is largely made up of covers of 1970s rock songs, with only a couple of original tracks thrown in: the title track "Tattoos & Tequila" (written by Marti Frederiksen) which was released as the first single, and "Another Bad Day" (written by Nikki Sixx, James Michael and Tracii Guns). Neil has stated: "This album has nothing to do with Motley Crue, Tattoos and Tequila is basically my life".
With all of the comparisons to Southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker, Charlie Daniels, the Outlaws, and so forth, this solid, hardcore rockin' honky tonk duo and their amazing band is an entity unto themselves. Eddie Montgomery (brother of John Michael) and Troy Gentry are equal parts country music that comes from Merle Haggard, George Jones, Wynn Stewart, Dwight Yoakam, and even Hank Williams. At the same time, they play a scorching brand of rock & roll that has everything to do with the aforementioned heroes of the 1970s and the Allmans too because the blues are at the root of everything they do….