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.