The Tattooist

The Tattooist

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A New Zealand-made thriller about an American tattooist (Jason Behr) who wanders the world, exploring and exploiting ethnic themes in his tattoo designs. In a thoughtless act, he unwittingly unleashes a deadly spirit as he learns the art of tatau, traditional Samoan tattooing. He needs to find the source of the evil in order to stop the spirit's murderous rampage reaching his new love, Sina (Mia Blake).

2007Rating: R13, contains violence, offensive language & sex scenes92 minsNew Zealand, Singapore
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The Tattooist | Reviews

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Neither as scary as it should be nor as culturally interesting as it thinks it is...

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Newshub

Newshub

It fails to cohesively deliver what should be a very compelling storyline with more than one-dimensional characters. And despite how easy I am to scare, no nightmares here...

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

Within all this vaguely disappointing source material, you'll still find some remarkable stuff...

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

What could have been a run-of-the-mill thriller is lifted by flashes of original thought and some expert performances, overall The Tattooist fails to leave a good impression...

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The Tattooist | Release Details

The Tattooist is available to stream in New Zealand now on NZ Film On Demand.