The Tattourist is an independent publicly funded documentary of one man’s journey to become a tattoo artist.

Spaning 5 continents over the course of a year, Drippy Gary plans to learn about the history, cultural development and the current methods/styles of the tattoo world. Visiting studios in 15 countries, studying with great tattoo artists to try and fully understand the tattoo he also aims to raise $25,000 for charities and organizations he’s encountered on his past 3 and half years of travelling.

Filming is due to start in april at the international Frankfurt tattoo convention. That is followed by visits to the following countries: Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Russia, China, Japan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, USA and Canada before finally heading back home to England.

This tattoo documentary aims to show the origins of the tattoo and where it went and where it stands in society today. By covering a wide range of styles and methods we want to show the tattoo from its tribal origins all the way to the amazing art form it has evolved into today. To find out more about the project, click here.

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