I was recently cast as a stand in for a new movie. I have on my Extras Casting form that I do have tattoos but it doesn’t list where. I have 4 large tattoos, 2 down each lower arm and I am not sure if it is going to be an issue once I check in to the set once filming starts. Are tattoos usually an issue for stand ins?
— Sarah H
Response from Ben Hauck
Hi Sarah! Thanks for emailing Stand-In Central!
Tattoos probably don’t matter all that much unless perhaps they interfere with lighting in some way, which I doubt they would. As a stand-in, you are not necessarily a photo double, which would be a job in which tattoos could be very important.
I polled some other stand-ins, and they overwhelmingly agreed that in general tattoos matter little for standing in. Of course, a specific job may have different standards.
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