A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Positive messages about learning and growing from mistakes.
Positive Role Models
Artists show skill, creativity, and adaptability.
Violence & Scariness
Violence is sometimes seen in the tattoos -- a bloody knife sticking through a cat's head, for example.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sex and sex acts are sometimes discussed in the show or represented in the tattoos.
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Profanity is used throughout : the "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," "ass," etc.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drug use and alcohol are sometimes discussed and represented in the tattoos. No drug use, drinking, or smoking are shown.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Tattoo Redo is a reality show where people who have bad tattoos get new ones to cover them up. Participants and a friend or loved one meet with one of a panel of five tattoo artists; the twist is that the friend or loved one gets to choose the new tattoo. Violence and sexual content sometimes show up in the tattoos or in discussion. For example, one of the bad tattoos is an explicit sexual quote, while one of the replacement tattoos is a horror-inspired tattoo of a knife through a cat's head. The show's entertainment value comes from revealing the bad tattoos and from the suspense of whether the participants will like the new tattoo, but the show also talks a lot about the craft of tattooing and the creative, artistic choices that are made along the way.
Is It Any Good?
There's a little thrill that happens every time a bad tattoo gets revealed--that's what this reality show is counting on, though the shockingly bad ones are rare. Otherwise, Tattoo Redo often feels like a missed opportunity. Though the art and creative decision making of tattoing is discussed throughout, the new tattoos themselves often feel fairly mundane. Plus they're essentially just drawing over the bad tattoos, rather than legitimately trying to turn them into something new.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.