Tattooing has been practised for centuries in many cultures spread throughout the world.

In the past few years, tattoos have become a main part of global and western fashion, common among both men and women, belonging to different age groups from the later teen years to middle age.

In the programme, ‘ Tattoo Hunter ,' to be aired on Discovery Channel , Friday , March 23 , 11 p.m ., follow tattoo anthropologist Lars Krutak as he investigates ancient body modification rituals from around the world.

Witness the visually stunning artwork, different styles, practices, designs and scarification processes.