DVD - 2010
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From punk kids to soccer moms, grandmas to frat boys, all kinds of people have tattoos for all kinds of reasons. In this wildly colorful program, host Daniel H. Wilson takes a behind-the-scenes look at how tattoos are designed and applied, and how the science behind tattooing actually works. Find out how the oldest tattoos ever discovered were found on a 5,000-year-old Stone Age man pulled from a glacier in the Alps, and learn how important tattoos are to appreciating history and human biology.
Publisher: United States : A&E Television Networks, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781422901311
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (47 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jan 24, 2019

There is not much about the history of tattoos and their place in cultures (Somalia wasn't even mentioned), but there was mentioned that Thomas Edison, Lady Churchill, and even Queen Victoria had tattoos. The surprising piece of information was that the inks are unregulated (anyone looking for a epidemiology thesis topic, now you've got one). Much of the program was about the tattoo machines themselves.

Jul 10, 2018

This 45-minute world-culture documentary from the History Channel takes a close look at all aspects of tattooing covering its art and history - And, believe me - There are moments in this presentation that are definitely not for the squeamish.

Tattooing is a 5000-year-old practice where it appears that those who are the most tattooed of all on this planet are humans and cows. Indeed.

Yes. For the most part - This documentary certainly did give the viewer a lot of good information about the history of tattoos.

But, on the down side - When it came to the "in-your-face" host, Daniel Wilson - His bubbly, giggly approach to this program's subject matter was downright irksome, to say the least.

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