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The Tattooist (2007)

A young artist unknowingly plays a role in releasing a deadly spirit as he attempts to learn tatau, the Samoan tradition of tattooing.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jake Sawyer
Mia Blake ...
Sina
David Fane ...
Mr. Va'a
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Alipati
Ian Vincent ...
The Tattooist / Lemi
Caroline Cheong ...
Victoria
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Mr. Perenese
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Crash
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Lazlo McFadden
Matailiili Denzel Tuimauga ...
Osone
Glen Jackson ...
Cousin #1
Edmund Paongo ...
Cousin #2
Fasitua Amosa ...
Dr. Lima
Lauren A Jackson ...
Triage Nurse (as Lauren Jackson)
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Charge Nurse
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American tattoo artist Jake Sawyer wanders the world, exploring and exploiting ethnic themes in his tattoo designs. At a tattoo expo in Singapore, he gets his first glimpse at the exotic world of traditional Samoan tattoo (tatau), and, in a thoughtless act, unwittingly unleashes a powerful angry spirit. In his devastating journey into Pacific mysticism, Jake must find a way to save his new love, Sina and recover his own soul. Written by Anonymous

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Evil in ink.

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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29 November 2007 (Singapore)  »

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O Tatuador  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Dr. Lima: You have to come with me
Jake Sawyer: There's no fucking time
Dr. Lima: For what?
Jake Sawyer: You know anything about tatuing?
Dr. Lima: It took my brother six weeks for his to get better... nearly killed him!
Jake Sawyer: There's a spirit doing this... I start the tattoo... he finishes it. There is another girl... you have to let me go... i'll deal with it you and i know this is something doctors can't cure
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Quite a good horror movie...
14 October 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I thought that the Tattooist was quite a good horror movie. It was about an American tattoo artist called Jake Sawyer, who travels the world, exploring different ethnic themes in his tattoo designs. At a tattoo expert in Singapore, he gets his first glimpse at the exotic world of traditional Samoan tattoo (tatau), and, in a thoughtless act, unwittingly unleashes a powerful angry spirit. In his journey into Pacific mysticism, Jake must find a way to save his new love, Sina and recover his own soul. This ended up being a good horror film and i would strongly recommended it to viewers. And it also gave a good look into how Samoan tattoos are made.


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