From punk kids to soccer moms grandmas to frat boys all kinds of people have TATTOOS for all kinds of reasons. In this wildly colorful program host Daniel H. Wilson takes a behind-the-scenes look at how tattoos are designed applied and how the science behind tattooing actually works. Find out how the oldest tattoos ever discovered were found on a 5000-year-old stone age man pulled from a glacier in the Alps and learn how important tattoos are to appreciating history and human biology. During visits to tattoo parlors and exhibitions across the country explore the question of what drives people to get tattooed and what makes them pay big money to get them removed. Finally watch as all the talk of tattoos has Daniel pondering getting "inked" himself-but will he go through with it in the end? Full of surprising facts and fascinating examples of tattoo artistry THE WORKS presents the little-known story behind an age-old practice that has morphed into a multibillion-dollar industry.