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Tattoo, a Love Story (2002)

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Sara, a straight arrow schoolteacher, meets Virgil, an easygoing tattoo artist, and finds herself choosing between her comfortable life and a life of freedom and adventure.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Megan Edwards ... Sara
Virgil Mignanelli Virgil Mignanelli ... Virgil
Benjamin Burdick ... Jim
Kathryn Cherasaro Kathryn Cherasaro ... Stacey
Gordon Reinhart Gordon Reinhart ... Charles
Stitch Marker Stitch Marker ... Chris
Stacey Bean Stacey Bean ... Annie
Stephen F. Davies Stephen F. Davies ... Brett
Nick Garcia Nick Garcia ... Del
Tom Willmorth Tom Willmorth ... Mr. Harmon
Ben Larned Ben Larned ... Clinton
Tyler Maier Tyler Maier ... Jerry
Christina Lang Christina Lang ... Beautitian-Documentary
E.J. Pettinger E.J. Pettinger ... Skater-Documentary
Travis Swartz Travis Swartz ... Husband-Documentary


Sara is a "straight arrow", no nonsense school teacher who has earned the respect of her family, friends, colleagues and community. She frowns on anything that is deviant, until she meets Virgil, a tatoo artist who prefers watching romantic movies to sleeping around. As their friendship turns to romance, Sara finds herself questioning her life's decisions, including her future with her fiance, Brett, and whether she should continue her current life or break free from her bonds to find her true self. Written by Yuhui

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language, drug material and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Versuchung See more »

Filming Locations:

Boise, Idaho, USA

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Virgil: [explaining why he gets tattoos] It's for different reasons. Sometimes it's a person I've met, or a place I've been. Sometimes it's just some cool thing I saw on the wall.
Sara: So... nouns, basically.
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Tattoo leaves a mark
30 September 2004 | by frederikos-nikolisSee all my reviews

This is one of those small, quirky films that rarely see the day of light,and most of the time end up on a dusty video shelf. Pity for those who miss it, because "Tattoo, A Love Story" leaves a mark, with it's funny dialogue, fine performances and overall with it's honesty. Clearly this is not a film that tries to be great, but what it tries to do it does well, charm you and ever so often leave you with a smirk on your face. In a time where many films try to be too original or too smart for their own good, where many films just rely on a familiar name with cliché on top of cliché, "Tattoo, a love story" comes over like a good flirt, honest, charming, warm, funny.It is never really original, but for some magical reason it works, like a joke you've heard before, but cracks you up whenever you hear it. Don't miss, it's 90 minutes of fun.

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