Parents' Guide to

Tattoo School

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Serious tattoo art in a slightly gritty atmosphere.

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It's really not that interesting watching someone draw. So thankfully, the show doesn't linger long on the students hunched over naked backs and hairy arms. What is interesting in Tattoo School is learning the ins and outs of tattooing, an ancient art with a lot of arcane knowledge attached to it, as well as watching the students flower and improve.

Tattooing isn't for everybody; and parents may justifiably wonder if a program set in a milieu that's traditionally a bit naughty may be right for kids. It's true you'll catch sight of plenty of tattoo charts in the background with drawings of women with bare breasts akimbo, and there's some pretty salty language from both customers, Pogue, and students. But for ink enthusiasts or those who don't mind it, this insider's look at a curious art is quite interesting, maybe even a little inspirational as we watch students sincerely trying to better themselves, and a teacher trying to push them to do just that.

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