Just as the writer of a script is an architect designing characters on a page, a makeup artist does so on a character's skin. In this chapter of Makeup Artistry for Film and Television Christine Sciortino walks makeup artists through the extensive list of embellishments they can add or remove from an actor to build on a character's identity in a film. From adding and removing tattoos, to tarnishing a character's teeth or polishing up with a manicure – Sciortino demonstrates how it all matters and can add to the believability of a character.