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Tattoo Uprising (2019)

Tattoo Uprising is a sweeping overview of tattooing, from Biblical references and early Christian practices to the voyages of Captain James Cook and the ever-evolving image of the tattoo in the Western world.

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Alan Govenar

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Alan Govenar
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Credited cast:
Les Blank ... Himself (archive footage)
Don Ed Hardy Don Ed Hardy ... Himself
Werner Herzog ... Himself
'Calamity Jane' Nemhauser 'Calamity Jane' Nemhauser
Leonard 'Stoney' St. Clair Leonard 'Stoney' St. Clair ... Himself
Jamie Summers Jamie Summers ... Herself
Cynthia Witkin Cynthia Witkin ... Herself
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Tattoo Uprising, more than forty years in the making, is a sweeping overview of tattooing, from Biblical references and early Christian practices to the voyages of Captain James Cook and the ever-evolving image of the tattoo in the Western world. Alan Govenar began work on this film in 1980 while finishing his documentary Stoney Knows How. Tattoo Uprising features some of the most extraordinary people of the tattoo world: including Ed Hardy, Stoney St. Clair, Cynthia Witkin, Calamity Jane, and more, as well as an unforgettable appearance by filmmaker Werner Herzog, allowing a rare glimpse at his Ed Hardy tattoo. The film was shot in part by the late legendary filmmaker Les Blank, who also appears on camera. From antiquity to the present, Tattoo Uprising reveals the artistic and historical roots of today's tattoo explosion.

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From antiquity to the present, the artistic and historical roots of today's tattoo explosion.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2019 (Canada) See more »

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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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Educational
12 January 2020 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

Interesting cultural history & discussion of differing tat styles (if I understood them correctly), e.g. shading, fine line, Japanese/"Oriental", full color. Makes us non-tat peoples want to go out & get one+. Focus was on two iconic figures - Hardy, & Stoney, and others of course. Filmed & photographed over decades. Liked the do-it-yourself tattoo "gun"/machine - very innovative.


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