The art of reconstructive tattoos

19 min

Available until 18/04/2025

Tattooing began as an ancient symbolic practice and has evolved into an artform, but today it can also be used to cover scars, camouflage skin conditions and even reconstruct nipples after mastectomy, allowing people to cope better with the aftermath of accidents or illness. Laetitia Limmois meets reconstructive tattoo artists and uncovers the possibilities and the risks.

This programme by France Télévisions Slash is part of the European Collection, a joint initiative from European public service media (ARD, ARTE, France Télévisions, SRG SSR, RTBF and ZDF), coordinated by ARTE.

Country

France

Year

2020

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