PHOTOS: Meet ‘The Leopard Man’

by Isi Esene

Tom Leppard, whose entire body is covered in leopard-spot tattoos, lived as a recluse on the Scottish island of Skye for 20 years, living with no electricity and no furniture.

The Leopard Man, who spent £5,500 on tattoos, used to have to canoe three miles for his weekly shopping.

Now, at 73, Leppard says: “I was perfectly happy in the bothy but I’m like everyone else – I’m getting too old for that kind of life. I had to canoe to Kyle once a week for shopping and it was getting too hard for me – I was one big wave away from disaster. It’s a pretty nasty stretch of water.”

We wonder what the city folks will react when The Leopard Man leaves his Island life and finally comes to town.



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  1. This man changed his skin to that of a leopard. But, there are many human beings whose very heart has become like that of a leopard. Can they ever change? I doubt very much.

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