The Tatooist, directed by Peter Burger, is a 2007 horror thriller about a young tattoo artist, Jake Sawyer (Jason Behr), who tattoos clients as he travels the world researching tattoos and the tattooing techniques of other cultures. While he is traveling, he attends a tattoo expo in Singapore. At the expo, he becomes very interested in the exotic drawings and traditions of Samoan tattoo. He visits a Samoan friend, Sina (Mia Blake), who also appreciates tattoos, and she and her family tell him everything he wants to know about the tradition. Unbeknownst to Sina and her family, Jake removes something from their home that he feels may help him when he is tattooing clients. Jake moves on with his travels, tattooing clients along the way, until he suddenly realizes something is happening to his clients. Is Jake responsible for what is happening with his clients, and if he is, can he stop it?