PIGMENTS OF THE IMAGINATION

 
AT LAST THIS CULT CLASSIC IS FINALLY AVAILABLE ON DVD!
 
 
Discover the tattoo world before everyone got one.
 
 
VIEW TRAILER AND RICHLY ILLUSTRATED INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRECTOR AND TATTOO HISTORIAN
PAUL SAYCE
 
 
 
 
 
DIRECTED, PRODUCED, WRITTEN AND EDITED BY TIM COLEMAN
CAMERA & SOUND KIETH AND LISA WILKINSON
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY CHRIS WROBLEWSKI, TIM COLEMAN
 
 
 
SYNOPSIS OF FILM
 
Described as one of the best films about tattooing and body modification ever made. This pioneering documentary, narrated by Oscar nominee Patrick Marber, informs, shocks and amazes. 
 
Shot at a turning point in tattoo history, we contrast two legendary old school tattooists with the new wave of artists who steered it out of the backstreets and into the mainstream, transforming it into one of the most popular art forms of all time.
 
Featuring some of the best tattoos from around the world we also explore the dark side of tattooing.  Shocking interviews reveal how facial tattooing led to terrible alienation and even death. And we expose who is responsible.
 
Meet the most tattooed man in the world and the tattooist who pioneered extreme piercing in Europe. Discover why it was nearly banned in the UK and why he nearly went to jail.
 
Explore the world of Modern Primitives when body modification becomes a method for spiritual transcendence.
A rich treat for lovers of tattoo art and history and anyone who is mildly interested in the question of why people get tattooed.
 
Featuring: King’s Cross Jock, Barry Louvaine, Micky Sharpz, Louis Malloy, (Tattooed David Beckham) Mr Sebastion, Alex Binnie, George Bone and Lal Hardy. Plus amazing photographs from internationally renowned tattoo photographer: Chris Wroblewski. 
 
 
BONUS FEATURES 
 
Richly illustrated interview with director Tim Coleman and tattoo expert, Paul Sayce, on the history of British tattooing. (Video13 mins)
 
Interview with Howard Grey about photographing tattoo legend: Jacobus Van Dyn. (Video 7 mins)
 
Groundbreaking BBC radio feature on Body Branding and modification in San Francisco by Tim Coleman (Audio 9 mins)
 
Tim Coleman interviews the legendary founder of the Modern Primitive movement: Fakir Musavar. (Audio 40 mins) 
 
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TATTOOING:PIGMENTS OF THE IMAGINATION - DVD

 

Press Reviews

'Probably the best tattoo documentary I've seen so far. 
Informative, visually impressive and absolutely fascinating.'
Body Art Magazine
 
‘This is a classic. Shot in the 80s by renowned tattoo journalist Tim Coleman it’s a fascinating historical record which is as entertaining as it is informative.’ 
Total Tattoo.
 

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