In this video, Matt Lodder explains how his interest in tattoos, body modification and the representation of the body came about. Matt is currently working on a history of tattooing in Britain and how the perceptions of tattoos have changed over time. He also explains how art history students should challenge themselves and 'make themselves uncomfortable' in order to uncover and learn more.

To find out more about art history at Essex go to: essex.ac.uk/arthistory

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