Marked premiered on HST on August 27, 2009. Throughout history, tattoos have indicated extreme dedication, passion to a code, a family, a set of ideals and/or principles. Whether that mark is a dragon or a skull, each story is a discovery of a new culture and its symbols and initiation rites... and sometimes its downfall. The new series MARKED explores the ancient custom of tattooing and its relevance in today's world. Tattoo artists and cultural experts will decode the history and technique of tattoos, putting personal experiences into perspective.