Dr Diarmuid Hester, one of the BBC’s New Generation Thinkers for 2020, has contributed a piece on tattooing and literature for BBC Radio 3’s popular Words & Music programme

Image credit: John Henry Sylvester’s 1826 portrait of Te Pēhi Kupe, a Māori leader and the inspiration for Melville’s Queequeg (Source: National Library of Australia, Canberra)

Focusing on Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and the tattooed Pacific Islander Queequeg, the piece will be read by an actor and is part of a special episode on The Body. It airs on Sunday 29 November at 5.30pm.

Use this link to tune in or catch up: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000pvbq