Tattoo Uprising (2019)

Genres - Culture & Society, Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Art History, Graphic & Applied Arts, Social History  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Maggie Sadler

Filmmaker Alan Govenar takes audiences on a deep dive into the world of tattooing, charting its origins from early Christianity to its popularity amongst seafarers such as Captain James Cook. Govenar's chronicle concludes with a meditation on the ephemeral definition of tattoos in contemporary Western culture, with perspectives contributed by noteworthy tattoo artists such as Don Ed Hardy.

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archival-footage, artist, Bible, prison, street-performers, tattoo