Marked

Marked is a television program produced by NorthSouth Productions for the History channel that premiered August 27, 2009. It explores the world of tattoos belonging to modern day tribes that operate at the edges of society, including motorcycle clubs, urban gangs, and hardcore prisoners.

The show takes the viewer into the minds of members as they explain what the mysterious symbols decorating their bodies mean on the street, and mean to them personally. Initiation rites, turf wars, and the fierce pride of belonging to an outlaw family are all part of the territory. Tattoo artists and cultural experts explain the technique and history behind the ink and the groups it adorns, putting the personal experiences of the main characters into perspective.

Famous quotes containing the word marked:

    If we are marked to die, we are enough
    To do our country loss; and if to live,
    The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    A prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a people who mean to be free.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    It is extraordinary how the house and the simplest possessions of someone who has been left become so quickly sordid.... Even the stain on the coffee cup seems not coffee but the physical manifestation of one’s inner stain, the fatal blot that from the beginning had marked one for ultimate aloneness.
    Coleman Dowell (1925–1985)