Videos on Tattoos

Kate Spohr (
Tue, 4 Jun 2002 13:51:28 -0700 (PDT)

Though its subject matter is broader than tattoos, I thought I'd
throw in a word for our video "The Human Body: Appearance, Shape and
Self-Image." This 37-minute Dane Archer video takes a cross-cultural
look at the variety, meaning and importance of the bodies we inhabit.
Some of the subjects examined include tattooing, branding,
scarification, anorexia, and plastic surgery. (It also delves into
body prejudices and "weightism," the impact of "super-models" and
beauty pageants, and cultural differences in ideas about beauty).

Check it out at

Kate Spohr
University of California Extension
Center for Media and Independent Learning
2000 Center Street, Fourth Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone 510/642-0460
Fax 510/643-9271

>Hello all,
>I am looking for any suggestions on a video about the current wide interest in
>tattoos that would be appropriate for an academic library. Also, has
>anyone seen
>'Tattoo the Video', or know how to contact The Movie Makers who distribute it?
>Any help would be appreciated.
>Val Gangwer
>Director of Audio Visual Services
>Mary Baldwin College