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Tattoo History And Charlotte's Tattoo Scene (Rebroadcast)

Hayley Lakeman, Fu's Tattoo

People have been getting tattoos almost from the beginning of time. But until recently, they were the province of a small subset of the population. Today, tattoos have become high art and increasing numbers of people from all walks of life are becoming the canvas. When and why did that start? We meet a National Geographic Society Fellow who has looked into the history of this and talk to three local tattoo artists about the market for what they do. 

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Audio Extras: 
This Is Art

Charlotte Talks Producer Alexia Gyorody speaks with a man as he is being tattooed by Hayley Lakeman. Hear Joe describe the experience.
Alexia Gyorody speaks to Taylor, a young woman getting her first tattoo on her 18th birthday.

Chris Rainier
- documentary photographer, National Geographic Society Fellow and director of the Last Mile Technology Program

Troy Johnson - artist and owner, Green Light Tatttoo

Hayley Lakeman - artist, Fu's Tattoos

Chris Stuart - artist, Ace Custom Tattoo