If you have any interest in the tattoo industry (and I know you do), then you have to see the Tattoo Exhibition that’s currently being featured at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. This exhibition celebrates ink as an independent art form through different displays, showcases, lecturers, and special guests. The exhibition itself dives into the culture and sentimental value behind tattooing that has brought it into the mainstream.
The exhibition features over 230 images and objects that range from historical artifacts to intricate, contemporary designs. This experience will teach you the significance behind ancient tattoos while also touching on how they influenced modern day ink. Art enthusiasts will even be able to examine large-scale designs that have been tattooed on silicone models of the human body. You’ll also be able to watch ink being applied live by local artists at the on-site tattoo parlor.
This showcase will also highlight tattoo culture that developed in influential Southern California neighborhoods such as Los Angeles, Ventura, Long Beach, and Orange County.
In addition to an educational outlook, this display will also dive into the sentimental and meaningful reasons behind tattooing. This exhibit will also confront viewers with personal questions including:
What is a tattoo? Is it a sign of identity? A rite of passage? A visible memory? A piece of art to be collected?
If you want to find an answer to these questions, you can still get tickets to this once in a lifetime event. The display is only open until April 15th, so you’ll have to act fast.