Movies & TV
Looking for a tattoo or piece of body art from a movie or tv show? If the tattoo is a painted/theatrical one worn by an actor, this is where the article is listed.
BLADE and the House of Erebus
The vampires in the BLADE movies divide themselves into those born as vampires, and those turned after being bitten by another vampire. The family clans wear tattoos and the humans attached to them also are tattooed as a sign of ownership or favor. Here is a brief guide to those markings.
Body Art and Tattoos in the Movies
TATTOOS IN THE MOVIES showcases films and tv shows where a tattoo or tattooing is part of the story. Some of the best faux tattoos will be found here.
Body Art of the Movie Bad Guys
Movie bad guys often have flashier cars, better wardrobes and hotter girls than the good guys. They also tend to wear the majority of the tattoos and piercings.
Exploding Tattoo Myths Busted
More than once, the television show MYTHBUSTERS has taken a look at several urban myths about things that make tattoos explode. Let’s see what they learned about skin art and detonations.
Finding Pictures Of A Movie Tattoo
Ever wanted to find a picture of a tattoo that you saw on an actor in a movie? Come on, I know you do, I get tons of e-mail with requests like this every day. With a very small amount of effort, anyone can find that special tattoo picture on the internet.
Modern Movie Tattoos
Theatrical tattooing can be found in many recent movie releases and more and more, they look just as realistic as the genuine article. Take a look at some modern movie tattoos.
Take a broad look at body modification and its role and perception in modern society in MODIFY.
Tattooing & Television
Tattoo-themed television shows and tv episodes that somehow incorporated tattooing.
Tattoos In The Movies
Looking for a tattoo from a movie? Here´s the place to start checking. If the tattoo is a piece of art that is worn by a character, this is where the article on it would
The Body Art of THE X-MEN
Whereas most of what makes the mutants look different in the X-MEN is involuntary mutation, some of it is chosen. Here´s a closer look at the body art of the X-Men.
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Movie
Based on the international best-seller, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOOS is coming to the US in movie form.
The Movie Tattoos of Brad Pitt
Although he doesn’t have any permanent tattoos, actor Brad Pitt has worn a few for movie roles. Take a look at Rusty Ryan’s tribal hand tattoo or the collection of Irish bare knuckle boxer Mickey O’Neil in this article.
The Tattooed Romulans Are Coming!
In 2009, a new Star Trek movie will be released, directed by JJ Abrams (Lost, Cloverfield). A new detail he´s brought to this series restart is tattooed Romulans.
The Tattoos of AMERICAN HISTORY X
The tattoos worn by actor Edward Norton in the movie AMERICAN HISTORY X are a realistic depiction of skin art worn by present-day racist-oriented gang members. Take a closer look.
The Tattoos of BLADE
For the movie adaptation of the comic book BLADE, Wesley Snipes portrays the daywalking vampire caught between his human and blood-drinking sides. Original to the movies are Bladeï¿½s tattoos, Polynesian-derived tribal designs on most of his upper body.
The Tattoos of BLADE 2
In the second BLADE movie, viewers get to go deeper into the vampire culture, places both they and Blade have not seen before. In addition to conventional tattooing, the vampire safe houses include some unique expressions of vampire body art.
The Tattoos of BLADE: TRINITY
In the third BLADE movie, the Daywalker is back. His fight is now against not only the vampire nation that hunts him, but the FBI and the father of the vampire race, the original Dracula.
The Tattoos of CONSTANTINE
In the new action/supernatural thriller CONSTANTINE, Keanu Reeves plays a man caught between Heaven and Hell, battling demons in an attempt to save his own soul. Part of his magical arsenal are a pair of mystical tattoos.
The Tattoos of EASTERN PROMISES
Russian prison tattoos and Soviet gangsters in London will both feature in David Cronenberg´s upcoming movie EASTERN PROMISES.
The Tattoos of FELON
If you´re a fan of prison style tattoos, you´ll want to make sure to catch FELON, now out on DVD.
The Tattoos of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
You don’t get to see it until the last five minutes of the whole movie, but that hasn’t stopped George Clooney’s tribal tattoo in FROM DUSK TILL DAWN from being one of the most often searched for movie tattoos.
The Tattoos of JONAH HEX
Is this a worthy character detail? Or has Hollywood just gone tattoo crazy with their adaptation of a comic book character and mid 1800s setting? Take a look at some tattoos from the movie adaptation of JONAH HEX.
The Tattoos of LEGION
Released in theaters in early 2010 was the horror thriller LEGION. Actor Paul Bettany plays the archangel Michael, come down to Earth to protect an unborn child, and he's got lots of weapons and tattoos to help him.
The Tattoos of MEMENTO
Suffering from the inability to make any new memories, Leonard Shelby has evolved a system of notes to help him track his wife’s killer. He has tattooed clues all over his body, pieces of a puzzle he is trying to solve.
The Tattoos of RED DRAGON
Two different adaptations of author Thomas Harris' book RED DRAGON have been made. Take a closer look at how the tattoo on the villain changed from one production to the other.
The Tattoos of REIGN OF FIRE
Some of the most popular movie tattoos recently seen are the tribal dragon designs worn by Matthew McConaughey as Denton Van Zan in REIGN OF FIRE.
The Tattoos of SUGARHOUSE
This new gangster-crime drama from the UK features dueling drug dealers and a good amount of skin art too!
The Tattoos of TATTOO (1981)
This 1981 movie stars Bruce Dern as a tattoo artist who becomes obsessed with fashion model Maude Adams. His obsession leads to kidnapping and nonconsensual tattooing.
The Tattoos of TATTOO (2002)
In this thriller from Germany, new police officer Paul Schrader must unravel the mystery behind a series of murders. The only common clue is that each of the victims had a tattoo removed... before their deaths.
The Tattoos of THE EXPENDABLES
What could go better with action, guns and a cast of movie all-stars but tattoos? Take a look at the tattoos of THE EXPENDABLES, the upcoming feature from actor-writer-director Sylvester Stallone.
The Tattoos of THE FOUNTAIN
I was surprised to see tattoos in the new movie release THE FOUNTAIN. They add a lovely touch to this interesting science-fantasy/romance.
The Tattoos of THE INDIAN RUNNER
In this 1991 drama written and directed by Sean Penn, actor Viggo Mortensen plays an ex-Vietnam vet with a criminal streak. See a great example of late 1960s military and prison tattoos in this film.
The Tattoos of THE NUMBER 23
Jim Carrey goes noir detective in the mystery-thriller THE NUMBER 23. And he gets to wear some tribal tattoos too.
The Tattoos of THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
In HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, we get to meet Sirius Black. Director Alfonso Cuarón chose to add mystical tattoos to the appearance of Harry’s mysterious godfather for the film adaptation.
The Tattoos of THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE
Keanu Reeves got to wear a little temporary skin art in CONSTANTINE. With his next film THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE, he gets to wear some big temporary skin art.
The Tattoos of THE SALTON SEA
In THE SALTON SEA, Val Kilmer portrays a man who reinvents himself as a police informant to find his wife's killers. He embraces all aspects of his new life, including lots of tattoos.
The Tattoos of WANTED
Actress Angelina Jolie ups the ink with her new action feature. Get a sneak preview of her tattooed character "Fox" from the upcoming movie WANTED.
The Tattoos of WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD
If you thought George Clooney had some cool tattoos on him in FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, you might want to check out the skin art he sports in the comedy crime film WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD.
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The action-movie “xXx” kicked some new life and new ink into the spy genre. Usually reserved for the villians, tattoos took center screen on the body of lead actor Vin Diesel for his role as Xander Cage.
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