Slowerblack

NEW DOCS

In this stylish short, a hand-poke tattoo artist in Brooklyn reflects on her unique style and approach to inking. As she sees it, her work is essentially a “meticulously placed wound,” one that will wear and age with the recipient for many years to come. Eschewing machines for her painstaking process, prick by prick she emblazons signature figures on limbs and torsos—her latest undertaking is a full back. Working with a variety of clients, she describes the gravity involved. These are not mere brief exchanges, but personal expressions by an artist who values her work, accepts the pressure of knowing it will be with her client forever, and relishes the idea that it is walking around on display for the world to see. ST

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Director

Jessica Edwards

Producer

Jessica Edwards

Editor

Amir Husak

Cinematographer

Luke Geissbühler

Release Year

2017

Festival Year

2017

Country

United States

Run Time

9 minutes

Subtitled

No

Premiere

World Premiere