DESIGNER SKIN sets out to explore a completely unprecedented phenomenon of photo realism tattoo artists + collectors that has become so vastly realized worldwide.
Never before in history has tattoo collecting been so widely accepted. Prior to the explosion of social media + the birth of tattoo reality shows 15 years ago, tattooing + tattoo collecting were viewed only as outlaw culture. DESIGNER SKIN celebrates the evolution of tattoo culture around the globe + in humanity as a whole, by refocusing the craft as a refined form of art + art collection. The film connects with artists + collectors around the world to discuss how the culture has shifted from back alley shops to an exclusive + elegant experience.