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Season 2009 Episode 1025

Ami James: Tattoos & Taboos

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For the tattoo-bearing and the tattoo-curious, Sixth & I presents a conversation about the controversial topic of Jews getting inked. In light of the controversy as well as the prevalence of tattoos today, two tattooed Jews deeply involved in the world of body art discuss their work as well as the myths, trends, and antipathy associated with Jewish body modification.Ami James, an Israeli-born tattoo artist and star of the reality TV show Miami Ink, speaks with Todd Weinberger, Creative Director of Inked magazine, about cultural assumptions and attitudes within the Jewish community regarding tattoos and the way they reconcile their tattooed bodies with their Jewish identities, heritage, and beliefs.moreless

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