But romantic as it sounds, the rumours were never substantiated.
Although tattoos first made an appearance in the woad etchings of Iron Age Britons, they didn't reappear in Western culture until the 19th century and the first recorded body art craze which originated in Victorian high society.
Teasing what we can expect from the brave new show, Charlotte exclusively told MTV: "There was lots of crazy moments in the show.
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Bear, meanwhile, reckons this is going to be the 'best show in history', and teased details of how well him and Charlotte got on during filming: "Charlotte, honestly, it's nice 'cause she's fit.
It helps, if she was ugly, I wouldn't really enjoy my time here.
The sickening ritual - which echoes the branding of cattle, of Roman slaves and of Auschwitz prisoners - has given rise to Survivor's Ink, an organization fundraising to help escaped sex-trafficking victims remove or cover up the tattoos.
Nowhere to hide: Modern day captors - like Roman slave owners or Auschwitz directors - leave obvious, graphic and permanent scars on their victims.