On 29 March, 1999 Adric asked:
In an early episode with Jon Pertwee I remember there being a scene where the Doctor had
just a white shirt on and there was a tattoo on his upper arm. What is the tattoo and
does it have any thing to do with the series?
Matrix Databank Solution to Question #5:
The serial in which you remember seeing Jon Pertwee's tattoo is "The Silurians." Pertwee is
in a white t-shirt working underneath a nuclear reactor console. The tattoo is, I believe,
a cobra and dates back to Pertwee's Royal Navy days. The tattoo has nothing to do with the
This tattoo was also visible earlier in the series during the shower scene in
"Spearhead From Space."
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