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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Tattoo-exploring docu is too intense for kids, tweens.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+


Good show. I am a big fan of tattoos, not particularly the ones dealing with gangs, but tattoos none the less.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Marked highlights the fact that the featured groups possess their own cultural characteristics -- even though they're usually considered frightening "outsiders" by mainstream society. It demystifies some of these groups' identifying symbols, rituals, and traditions, while allowing their members to share their pride in what makes their group unique.

But while they have cultural significance, most of the personal stories shared in the series don't have many positive or kid-friendly messages. Many of the rituals described and/or shown here are extremely violent, and many of the tattoos proudly worn by some of the inverviewees boast of assaults and/or murders or include racial epithets. All of that said, mature viewers interested in tattoo culture will definitely find something here.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: August 27, 2009
  • Network: History
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: August 26, 2022

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