You Won’t Regret That Tattoo is a talking-head documentary about tattooed over-50s: men and women, military lads and spiritualists, diehard troublemakers and adorable housewives. It is filled with individual stories that are funny, moving, fascinating and heartbreaking about their moments of wild abandon and cathartic memorialisation, the events that are written on them.

Suddenly it is frustrating to think of the many ways in which tattoos are stereotyped and dismissed, as each person describes the control they took over their body. Tattoo makes a plea: it’s not your body, but it is their life, so just listen.

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CAST: Various

DIRECTOR: Angie Bird

PRODUCER: Michelle Woodward, Jane Garrah


SYNOPSIS: Short documentary where over-50s with tattoos discuss how they got them, why they got them and how they feel about them now.

About The Author


When I’m not forcing my feminist agenda on unwitting passers by, or indulging my love of hilariously terrible sci-fi, I'm a Visual Effects Bidding Coordinator (no, no one at my work knows what that means either). Having both a mild obsession with dystopian fiction and an English degree from Exeter University, the 'Maybeland' feature is my bag/fault: I'm here to make sure you’re just as worried about the collapse of civilisation as I am!