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Tattoos: A Scarred History (2009)

Controversial feature documentary that takes a sociological look at the world of tattoos to discover why western society has now embraced the once taboo art form with open flesh. It ... See full summary »

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Controversial feature documentary that takes a sociological look at the world of tattoos to discover why western society has now embraced the once taboo art form with open flesh. It explores the emotional and personal reasons for getting a tattoo alongside horror stories of flesh eating diseases and what's in store in the future for tattoos. Written by Pillay-Evans Productions

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The only risk from a tattoo is... addiction... or is it amputation?

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Interesting Documentary
26 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ignore what that other guy wrote, this is an interesting little documentary that takes you on a journey of self discovery with a young woman as she discovers about tattoos and the amount they mean to people.

Granted it is low budget and therefore rough around the edges in places, and some of the shots are obvious but as a whole it opens your eyes to experiences you may never of seen before e.g. tongue splitting and gives a nice message at the end about tolerance to others.

As for the opening, no it isn't a tattoo, but it belongs in a tattooing community, plus she CLEARLY states it's about tattoos AND body modification from the intro.

The film contains humor, genuine emotional sections and some amazing art work though maybe a bit too long in time.


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