After saving a homeless man from some thugs, Seigi receives a strange tattoo from the man as a gift. This act leads to a series of events that will pull Seigi into the middle of a conflict between a special U.S. Army unit and the Kingdom of Selinistan as they scramble to collect "Power Crests", weaponized ancient artifacts with the ability to shift the balance of power in the world.
Tattoos are common in the United States; however, tattooed persons may be perceived as having more negative character and as more deviant than people without tattoos. College students (Study 1) and community members (Study 2) viewed images of men and women with tattoos or the same images with the tattoos digitally removed and rated the targets' characteristics. Half of the participants viewed a target with a tattoo, and half viewed that target without it, allowing for both within- (participants all rated one male and one female target with a tattoo and another without) and between-participants (participants rated either the tattooed or non-tattooed version of a single target) comparisons. Tattooed targets, especially women, were rated as stronger and more independent, but were rated more negatively on other character attributes than the same target images with the tattoos removed. The stigma associated with tattoos appears to still exist, despite the prevalence of tattoos in modern culture.
With a longer production schedule and a few more passes through the writing, editing, and animation processes, Taboo Tattoo could have been something significant: a well-crafted seinen action series with a science fiction twist and a playful, sardonic sense of humor. Instead, it will most likely go the same route as so many other seinen action series before it. Taboo Tattoo seems doomed to disappear into obscurity, to fade from the anime pop culture consciousness in a smear of blacks and blues, like a half-forgotten tattoo that needs to be re-inked. A general impression of action, angst, and sarcastic wit may remain, but a decade from now, will anyone remember Taboo Tattoo?
Taboo Tattoo, located at 1924 Harrison Dr. in Evanston, was welcomed by the Evanston Chamber of Commerce Red Carpet Ambassadors on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Pictured are: Janika Tyler, Sue Decker, Pam Fisher, Lisa Sanborn, Cathy Seale, Jennie Ellingford, Kiley Ingersoll, Nicole Espy, co-owner Jeremy Jaques, apprentice Harlee Wolsey, co-owner Andrew Echols, tattoo artist Doug Deboer and Marian McLean. (HERALD PHOTO/Sheila McGuire)
Joshua Dredd, an artist at Beyond Taboo Tattoo, shares how the tattoo and body piercing industry has been impacted by the pandemic. A limited schedule, no guests inside, and more sanitizing allows for a safe experience at Beyond Taboo Tatoo. 041b061a72