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An uplifting, warm and often eye-watering exploration of the motives and experiences of people who go under the needle

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An uplifting, warm and often eye-watering exploration of the motives and experiences of people who go under the needle

Series 2 Summary

My Tattoo Addiction returns for a three-part series, revisiting the captivating world of tattoos and exploring more of the unique stories behind every tattoo design.

  • My Tattoo Addiction

    Episode 1

    In the tattoo world you can either stand out or fit in. This episode meets the individuals whose tattoos make them feel whole and make a statement about the person they want to be.

    Unemployed father-of-six Paul's facial tattoos are his pride and joy but are also a barrier to regular work.

    Duncan expresses his grief at the loss of a close friend through the ink on his body; while James expresses his desire to escape from his surroundings in his tattoos.

    And Helen and Amy's tattoos are part of their attempt to fit in to a world that views them as outsiders.

  • My Tattoo Addiction

    Episode 2

    Whether it's a conscious decision or a thoughtless impulse, every tattoo is a statement of someone's hopes, ambitions or state of mind. This episode meets people whose addiction to body art has had a profound effect on the way they live their lives, whether it's a manifesto or an embarrassment.

    Mark's many photo-realist tattoos deliberately flirt with accepted notions of taste. The programme also meets Woody, the outspoken 'tattooist-provocateur' who's responsible for them.

    Deke discusses his attempts to conceal a tattoo celebrating his dubious past from his girlfriend's parents.

    In Magaluf, reveller Liam tries to convince other holiday makers to brand their bodies with his random burger nipple design.

    And Joanne's tattoo of an ex-wife's name is a last painful reminder of her previous life as a man.

  • My Tattoo Addiction

    Episode 3

    This episode meets people whose body art represents their way of moving on.

    Cathy's obsession with a certain novel helped her come to terms with a difficult past.

    Lindsey is getting her first tattoo in her 40s to celebrate the most important person in her life.

    And Dave hopes his new tattoo will cover the scars of a failed relationship.

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An uplifting, warm and often eye-watering exploration of the motives and experiences of people who go under the needle

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