The documentary is about the pictorial art that allows the decoration of the human body; that of the tattoo is a tradition that we find far back in time. Through the testimonies of tattoo artists and tattooed subjects, the value attributed to the art of tattooing in the past comes to light, how it has changed over time and its cultural, anthropological, magical-curative and aesthetic value, up to the current dimension. An excursus from the origins to the present day. Tattoos have been religious, therapeutic, noble, and punitive. From tattoos of artisans to those of Camorra, crime and marginalization; from tattoos of hippies up to those of sailors. This is revealed as an Italian tradition still largely unknown today, which passes through the meshes of history, from north to south, through wars, professions, religious orders, love, vanity and power. You will discover the power of ink-on-skin communication.