Tattoo: an Exhibition at the Natural History Museum of L.A. County

Webslider - Tattoo Version

The art of marking skin with ink spans cultures, continents, and has evolved over time. We find ourselves with a mysterious fascination with both ancient and modern tattoo practices. Are they considered a part of sacred ritual or an act of rebellion? A sign of belonging or expression of individuality? In the special exhibit, you’ll explore the history, technique, motivation, and sheer artistic genius that are connected to one another by ink.

Tattoo silicone torso by Guy Aitchson
Tattoo silicone torso by Guy Aitchson

The exhibit features more than 230 images and objects, ranging from historical artifacts to intricate contemporary designs tattooed onto silicone models of the human body. Each tells the story of this unique and diverse art. The Museum will enhance the West Coast incarnation of Tattoo with objects from the Museum’s expansive collection, as well as features specific to the rich tattoo cultures of Southern California, from Ventura to Los Angeles to Long Beach and Orange County.

Until April 15
The Natural History Museum
Los Angeles
www.nhm.org

Pictures @Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County