Loosely based on fact, cartoonist/satirist Paul Thomas delves into the history of the tattoo whilst concocting a healthy amount of hilarious fiction along the way.
The tattoo is an art form. It is a practice, and for some it is a ritual. The history of the tattoo is long and colourful, and one that dates back to the Neolithic when our ancestors marked their bodies with symbolic lines derived from a carbon paste. Today, those same markings can be made on entering the neon parlours that line the backs streets of our cities. An Unreliable History of Tattoos sees Paul Thomas journey through this fascinating subject, bringing the breadth of our historic, artistic and cultural past.