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Controversial Aspects of Hispanic Heritage Explored in ‘Tattoo Nation’ Documentary

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LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tattoos adorn the bodies of 45 million Americans and the phenomenon of ink-on-flesh is now global. One area often overlooked when discussing tattoo art is the contribution of the Chicano community. ‘The elevation of the tattoo to the status of art can be directly traced to Chicano culture,’ notes Eric Schwartz, director of the feature-length documentary motion picture, ‘Tattoo Nation.’

The Art of Ink-on-Flesh will be Part of New Mexico History Museum’s ‘Painting the Divine’ Exhibition

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SANTA FE, N.M., Oct. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Art is usually thought to be painted on canvas or carved from granite but on Sunday, November 2, ink-on-flesh will be discussed at the New Mexico History Museum. Making a special appearance to tie-into the celebration of the museum’s ‘Painting the Divine’ exhibition will be Eric Schwartz, director of the alternative lifestyle documentary feature film ‘Tattoo Nation.’

Screening of ‘Tattoo Nation’ documentary to feature QandA session with director Eric Schwartz

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 26, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The worldwide phenomenon of ink-on-flesh will be the subject of the NewFilmmakers New York screening of ‘Tattoo Nation’ on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6 p.m. The indie feature film’s director, Eric Schwartz, will appear after the screening for a Q and A session.

‘Tattoo Nation’ Documentary Displays the Most Famous Chest in the World

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LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — There is plenty of body art on display in ‘Tattoo Nation,’ the alternative lifestyle documentary feature film from director Eric Schwartz, but none more famous than the one on the chest of actor Danny Trejo. ‘It’s a beautiful work,’ Schwartz states, ‘and while it’s just one of several dozens of examples of tattoo art on men and women shown throughout the film, it’s the one that has become the most famous through Danny’s appearances in so many motion pictures.’

‘Tattoo Nation’ Explores the Hidden History of Body Art on 45 Million Americans

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LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Tattoo Nation’ began as a simple series of portrait photography sessions and grew to become an 86-minute exploration of the art of ink-on-flesh by director Eric Schwartz. Now available for streaming or purchase on DVD, ‘Tattoo Nation’ is emerging as the definitive look at how tattoos went from underground and illegal to mass acceptance and the status of art.