🎧 Betwixt the Sheets • 46m
George V, Otzi the Iceman, possibly Winston Churchill and … Kate Lister. What do all these people have in common?
They have tattoos. As do a fifth of the population of the United Kingdom.
In this episode, Kate speaks to tattoo historian Matt Lodder about the origins of tattoos, their meanings and why certain stereotypes have become attached to them.
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