CHANNEL 4 4SEVEN E4 MORE4 FILM4 4MUSIC 4oD

Viewing your Watchlist and recommended content requires Javascript

  • TBC
  • Drama, Thriller
  • 1981
  • 91 mins

Tattoo

Tattoo

Synopsis

An angst ridden tattoo artist falls for a model and is convinced she should bear his 'mark' for the rest of her life

About

Crazed tattooist Karl Kinsky (Dern) has designs on his model Maddy (Adams). So he drugs her, drags her back to his lair in New Jersey, and shows her his etchings – which are all over his body. While she's still under the influence, he transforms her into a work of art, needling curlicues into her skin – then he rapes her. Even all this pales into insignificance compared to the nastiness of the ending.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Leonard Frey, John Getz, Maud Adams, Peter Iacangelo, Bruce Dern, Rikke Borge
  • Director: Bob Brooks
  • Writer: Joyce Bunuel
  • Producer: Joseph E Levine, Richard P Levine
  • Photographer: Arthur J Ornitz, Michael Serezin

In a nutshell



Engagingly weird and provocative or silly, voyeuristic and sick – whatever your opinion you won't forget it quickly.

Latest from Film4...

  • Film4 The Love Punch

    The Love Punch

    A divorced couple (Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson) plot to recover the retirement fund that was swindled away from them in Joel Hopkins romantic caper

  • Film4 Catch Me Daddy

    Catch Me Daddy

    Sameena Jabeen Ahmed stars as a girl on the run from her family with her drifter boyfriend in Daniel Wolfe's thriller

Register with Film4.com

Personalise your Film4 experience

  • Set film reminders
  • Build your watchlist
  • Get film suggestions

or Register

Share