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A stranger approaches an aged tattoo artist with a special artistic and mystical request - He wants to know if the tattoo artist can copy an image he has onto his skin. The old man is amazed and shaken by the image. He knows its powerful history and reveals a bit of it to the young stranger. Written by Anonymous

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Nice looking Tattoo
12 October 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Massive fan of Bill Paxton - The only reason I looked into this short. Am glad I did as I now have a nice idea for a new tattoo...

Red Dragon part Ying Yang symbol

Acting was flawless Scenes were believable and thoughtful. Nice setting in the Old Man's shop/home - It was clear to see it was a peaceful and mellow place and as mentioned the tattoo and the bearer was a force not to be reckoned with - It was a nice contrast as the Stranger showed no hostility or pain. The Stranger seemed more relaxed than the Old Man.

James Hong is always brilliant and the Stranger had a cool & mystical feel to him.

Nice little short - I want more of the story now !!


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