> I should love to know of the evidence for those monks being tattooed!
Charlie MacQuarrie wrote a diss on Insular Celtic tattooing, más buan
mo chuimhne, and a number of articles on the subject after that. I
can't recall now (so much for my cuimhne!) whether monks came into the
story. You might try to locate his stuff on the web.
Thanks for the souterrains.