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For years people saw tattoos as 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 in the United States one out of every three adults under forty has a tattoo! 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. This is the true story of the ink revolution.

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Synopsis

For years people saw tattoos as 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 in the United States one out of every three adults under forty has a tattoo! 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. This is the true story of the ink revolution.

Rating:
NR
Genre:
Documentary
Run time:
86 minutes
Languages:
Director:
Eric Schwartz
Screenplay:
John Corry, Marc Jakubowicz
Associate Producer:
Paul Cohen
Producer:
John Corry
Associate Producer:
Marcos Garcia
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Co-Producer:
Edgar Hoill
Co Producer:
David Oropeza
Executive Producer:
Eric Schwartz
Visual Effects Artist:
Cameron Starke
Camera Operator:
Richard Chamberlin, A.J. Cies, Nicholas De Sciose
Additional Photography:
Peter Krajewski
Additional Editor:
James Gustafson
DCP Mastering:
Donovan Kosters
Additional Music:
John Turner
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Reviews

“The film is really terrific… an in-depth, visually arresting (and mind-blowing) story that is absolutely superb.”

-Ed Hardy

“Tattoo Nation…is beautiful and often majestic…”

“…A colorful ride even for non-fanatics.”

“Director Eric Schwartz…has created a vivid portrait that should satisfy aficionados and intrigue the curious.”

“Has enough appeal to inspire even an aging virgin to get inked.”

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