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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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21 June 2009 (USA)  »

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£100,000 (estimated)
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A percentage of the films proceeds are going to the childrens Aids/HIV charity Angelwish. See more »

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7 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

To be honest, I wasn't expecting much when I saw this. How many times have we seen so called documentaries on this topic before on Channel 4? Usually they aim for shock value and a hint of 'oh look at these freaks'.

What shocked me about this doco was the fact it wasn't aiming for the easy angle and cheap shocks. There's a genuine interest in the subject and it's not all tattoos. The celeb interviews are interesting and the viewer will come away from this with if not a new perspective then a bit more informed.

Yes, you can tell it's done on a budget but there's nothing wrong with that. In fact, it achieves a lot more than similar programs with much greater funds and just goes to highlight the lack of skill involved in the making of these 'body shock' shows. Give this a watch if you can.


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