I didn't have the guts to ask John why he was dressed as what looked to me like a wizard - there is no rhyme or reason to the things people wear at Womad. I did ask him about his amazing tatts which cover his front and back and down his thighs. Its been an ongoing process over 40 years. I was originally going for the chest tatt but then I saw the tiger on his arm - his "happy tiger". Wasn't sure what the best crop of this was so here are a couple of alternatives. And one of the full getup.