From a tattooed pig to a secret Masonic code hidden in a tattoo to the baffling concept of invisible tattoos this is the shocking world of ANCIENT INK. Tattoos are an ancient ritual practiced around the world. Each culture has it's own reasons for the practice and many have unique ways to administer them. In this feature-length special host Craig Reynolds travels to places as diverse as New Zealand Japan Hawaii New York and Los Angeles to experience firsthand what it's like to get tattooed by traditional methods. While Reynolds agrees to go under the knife with Maori aborigines who practice "carving" skin the old way will he be willing to go to the dark side of the tattoo world to get "cut and scarred" in the underground vampire cult clubs of New York? Featuring fascinating footage and expert interviews HISTORY presents a colorful look into how the ancient art of tattooing has changed over the centuries.