CRIMINAL ENGRAVEMENT – A Young Tattoo Artist Challenges the System (Working Title)

WORK IN PROGRESS / Feature Length / Documentary

Director: Hyoe Yamamoto    Producer: Deborah Barillas

Why tattoo artists are getting arrested in Japan? Despite its rich history and tradition that dates back centuries, tattoo is one of the most divisive and controversial issues in Japan. A young tattoo artist stands up for his rights and dares to open Japan’s “Pandora’s box” that exposes a society that is fast becoming an undemocratic totalitarian state. Currently in production.

25 min. version is now streaming on Aljazeera as Japan’s Tattoo Outlaws.

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