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How did tattoos go from something that was put on you to an expression that comes from within you? That transformation is the subject of a new groundbreaking documentary film, TATTOO NATION.

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Tattoos used to be a sign of rebellion. A middle finger salute to the rest of the world. Outlaw bikers got tattoos. Sailors on leave in Singapore got tattoos. Lifers in the joint got tattoos. But now it seems everywhere you go, everywhere you look - somebody is wearing some ink. In fact one out of every three US adults under 40 has one or more tattoos. So what happened? How did tattoo go from something that was put on you to an expression that comes from within you? Tattoo Nation tells the story of a few people who helped transform the world of tattoo, and the way we think about tattoos, forever. That transformation is the subject of the new documentary film, TATTOO NATION. TATTOO NATION follows three tattoo pioneers, Charlie Cartwright, Jack Rudy and Freddy Negrete, and shows how a new, fine line technique using detail and shading to achieve a remarkable realism on skin revolutionized the world of ink. In 1975, Cartwright and Rudy boldly opened the first tattoo parlor in the heart of... Written by John Corry

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One Word: Fantastic!
11 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tattoo Nation is one fantastic documentary, especially if you are a lover of tattoo art. I feel that tattoo's are still frowned upon in society today and this film will definitely change society's outlook on them! Exploring the history of tattooing from the early stages of black & white ink to modern day tats, the documentary kept me interested right till the end. The fact that it features interviews from some pretty famous names, like Danny Trejo and Travis Barker, made it even more interesting. It was great seeing Danny Trejo taking his caught to get her first tat haha. Totally wanted to get another tat after watching it. I have so many new and awesome ideas!


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