05/16/2014 01:56 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

You Won't Believe What's Under These Ordinary Folks' Clothes (NSFW)

Tattoos. That's what's under these ordinary folks' clothes.

And they're AWESOME. Photographer Spencer Kovats explored some of his subjects' biggest secrets as part of an exhibition called "The Tattoo Project." What he found is that anyone -- your colleague, your girlfriend, your step-dad -- could be hiding some weird, wacky and wonderful tattoos under their clothes.

Kovats explains:

In referring to the process of photographing almost 100 people in three days, I liken the experience to that of an assembly line. I was the first point of contact for each participant, and although I had only 10 minutes with each subject, I felt that I still had enough time to break down any initial barriers and give people a chance to break out of their shells.

The Tattoo Project

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