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Grace Neutral explores the journey of tattoo art from subculture to global phenomenon.
Grace reluctantly heads to the Las Vegas tattoo scene and find out if it's possible to find an authentic tattoo experience in a place where you can buy a tattoo and a taco in the same shop.
Grace travels to LA to explore the history of Chicano style tattoos and learn how they evolved from the prison cells and gang culture of LA to the wider world.
Grace heads to New Zealand during the resurgence of the art of Maori Ta Moko tattooing. She joins two distant cousins as they embark on an epic journey to claim their Ta Moko.
Grace is in Japan, a country with one of the richest histories of tattooing in the world, where she discovers how it continues to struggle with its relationship to the art form.
With 1 in 3 young people having at least one tattoo, what's the new extreme in Britain? Grace looks at the UK tattooing boom and explores its growing body modification industry.
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