Skin Art (1993)

R   |    |  Drama, Mystery, Romance


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A Vietnam vet who suffers from flashbacks and impotency ever since he was captured and tortured in Vietnam now works as a tattoo artist for a local pimp and his Asian girls. His latest client gets him to finally deal with these issues.


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29 January 2000 | lib-4
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| Tattoos are the soul surfacing
Once I saw the flashbacks to Vietnam the movie made a lot more sense. The main character, Will, began to make sense. Tattoos were used in ancient Rome to mark slaves to keep them from escaping- I got the same feeling about why the pimp had his women tattooed. Tattoos can also be the outward symbol of something inside. Will seems to understand this- but he can't save the girls from their fate. Not the best movie, but a psychological journey into the artists mind and the exploitation of women and the power of tattoos.

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