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In Post-Production...

UnScarred

Reclaimed with Ink

A Documentary Film

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Synopsis

Your body is all you really truly possess. It is the physical space that houses your soul. If that gets taken away, it can completely reduce who you think you are, unless you can find a way to reclaim it. UnScarred is the story of survivors, physically scarred through trauma or illness who reclaim their bodies through the art of tattoo. The feature-length documentary will tell stories of paralysis, gender reassignment, cancer, rare medical conditions, and abuse.

 

Inspired by the story of breast cancer survivor Molly Weingart, the film will shed light on issues of mental health and self-identity through people using art to take back control of their bodies. The stories of survivors, including those of Quemuel, Melvric, and Shalik, will challenge viewers to reevaluate tattoo stigmas and encourage them to question where these taboos originated and if they are still relevant today. Experts such as tattoo historians, religious scholars, and doctors will provide additional insights to support the narratives

 

UnScarred’s message transcends race, religion, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. Each survivor’s story is unique, but they are united in the commonality of using body art as a form of healing. The mission of this film is to make people aware of this type of healing while shedding light on issues of stigma, mental illness, and body dysmorphia.

 

The film will highlight the impact tattoos have had on each person’s life as they overcame their own personal struggles and tattoo taboos in order to find great joy, relief and empowerment. To some this film will serve as inspiration for them to take the next steps in their tattoo journey and for those who come in with biases it should leave them asking the questions of what those biases are rooted in and why.

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