Bruce Dern stars as a morally obsessed tattoo artist with a multitude of phobias. He's contracted to do a series of fake tattoos on model Adams as part of advertising campaign. She is attracted to this strange individual but soon finds out how weird he really is. Poorly constructed, with
major gaps in both continuity and character credibility, the film borrows heavily from the work of Alfred Hitchcock--but to no good end. TATTOO was the subject of some controversy for an advertising campaign that showed the naked legs of a woman bound at the ankles. Many feminist organizations
protested, with pickets marching in front of theaters that showed the film.