Arak 2, Red Park - Denver, Colorado
No fear of commitment here - Arak has made some pretty conclusive decisions in life.
Definitely an interesting guy, to say the least. Very polite and pleasant too.
I was hanging on the sidelines at the "Red park" (officially, Denver skatepark) while my sons and their friends skated, and Arak walked by. Of course I stared! We made eye contact, and grinned at each other. "Can't help it, dude... that's the most amazing thing I've ever seen." He sat down next to me, said thanks, and assured me he was used to it. I replied that he kinda signed up for stares, to which he laughed and agreed. He told me about troubles with the law over skating where he wasn't supposed to be skating, and that he'd been fortunate to be assigned to community service that included helping design the Red park. We talked for quite a while, and when my sons saw me talking to him, they came over to meet him. I asked if I could take his picture, and he said he charges $5 to do so. Seemed reasonable to me; he's limited his job prospects a bit with his tats (not to mention invested tons of money!), and anyway, it's not every day you meet someone who looks like Arak! Glad I met him, and glad I got to take his portrait.