Tattoos: A Scarred History
From people with tattoo’s on every body part, to tattoo’s for the blind, Pillay-Evans Productions will take you on a visually stunning, and sometimes disturbing journey into the world of tattoo’s in their feature documentary ‘Tattoo’s: A Scarred History’. The film takes a sociological look at tattoos and tries to answer the question of why tattoos have become such a large part of today’s society. From interviews with sociologists, psychologists, historians and counsellors, we explore the history of tattoo’s, from serial killers to royals, sailors to asylum seekers, and perhaps the most powerful tattoo of all time, the one given to Auschwitz prisoners. We take a wide look at the world of tattoos from ancient civilisations that believed it was a right of passage, to religious leaders who feel it is breaking one of the Ten Commandments. We also delve into the minds of people to discover their emotional and personal reasons for getting a tattoo, including Meg Gaffney’s powerful story as she seeks a tattoo artist to replicate her nipples after battling cancer. Incorporated into the various segments will be celebrity interviews and their stories. Just some of the names so far include: Scissor Sisters, Warwick Davies, Tony ‘Candyman’Todd, Kaiser Chiefs, Leslie Phillips CBE, David 'Kill Bill' Carradine, WWE wrestler Mick Foley, Marshall Bell, Danny Dyer, Boxer Joe Calzaghe, ‘Heroes' Greg Grunberg,Psychic Medium Derek Acorah, Lord of the Rings' Billy Boyd, 'Pirates' star MackenzieCrook and Gordon Ramsey to name a few. With a portion of the films profits going to children’s charity Angelwish, who provide over 4000 wishes to terminally ill children every year worldwide, ‘Tattoo’s: A Scarred History’ is a must see, visual treat for all film fans regardless of whether you love or hate tattoo’s.