Goldblum set out wanting to answer one question: why do people get tattoos? To find the answer he traveled to a tattoo convention, Hawaii, a San Francisco tech start up, and his home town of Homestead, Pennsylvania. What he discovered during the 27-minute running time is at once expected and surprising.
For some, tattoos are about self expression and self affirmation. For others, it's a personal and spiritual gesture. A visit to a traditional Hawaiian tattooist revealed some deep meaning behind tattoos, as they are a vital part of the culture.
There's also an amusing look at the future of tattoos, as the next generation of "ink" will scan your body and let you know if you've had too much sun, need to lower your cholesterol, or are dehydrated.
Yes, a tattoo will one day tell you all that, and more!
By far the best part of this episode is when Goldblum returns to Homestead and visits a tattoo shop on Jeff Goldblum Day, where people are getting tattoos of -- you guessed it -- Jeff Goldblum.
I checked, and Jeff Goldblum Day is indeed a thing in Pennsylvania.
This show continues to be a fun way to spend a half hour, and I always learn something. So learning can be fun, especially when your host is Jeff Goldblum. Another Good for the series.