[Official Trailer] Color Outside The Lines: The Story of Black Tattoo Artists
The final cut of the official trailer of ‘Color Outside the Lines’ is finally here – I’m overly excited about this and can’t wait for it to come to London. Having had the opportunity to meet the City of Ink crew again when they were in London last year I’m still in awe of the talent of each of the artists yet how humble and down to earth they are. The documentary also features director turned tattoo artist James Spooner (of Afropunk) and also LA based tattoo artist Zulu.
Dates for private screenings in New York and Baltimore will be announced in the coming weeks so if you’re in either of those areas keep an eye on Miya Bailey’s twitter and the film’s website for more details.
About the documentary
The film is the brainchild of one of the world’s most widely recognized black tattoo artists; Miya Bailey. For over 5 years the idea has always been in his head to create a film that not only sheds light on the artform, but also allows the artform to be represented in the right way. There are a lot of stigmas attached to black tattoo artists and their side of the culture; ranging from a lack of creativity to overall poor quality of work. This in turn has lead to artists from other backgrounds and those in the black community choosing to take their business elsewhere in search of quality work.
he primary purpose here is education, basically if people knew better they would do better. There are dozens of black artists who are trained and highly skilled in any form of tattooing one could ask for. Once people watch this film we really want them to have a better understanding of their options and a deeper appreciation for the art form.
Directed by Artemus Jenkins
conceived and produced by Miya Bailey