Tattoos have influenced many industries, but not nearly as much as Hollywood. While some actors are required to hide their tatts, there are many movies that actually capitalize on the art. Take the Boondocks Saints for example, the movie makes the trigger finger the anatomical epicenter of shooting scenes and it adds a much needed touch.

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The Boondocks Saints


While some of these tatts look poorly drawn on, they still add an element to film that no other art can do replicate. Tattoos add mystery and intrigue to any character, and there’s something sinister about finding out more about the person that bares the art. Again, there’s mystery in history and that’s exactly what tattoos are all about…history.

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Nikolai Luzhin with his Russian inspired tattoos in “Eastern Promises”