Not just for sailors
A new exhibition at Time and Tide in Great Yarmouth looks at the history of tattoos and tattooing.
Around one in five people in Britain today are tattooed, and tattoos and tattoo art have always held a significant place in our history and imagination.
Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed brings together more than 400 original art works, photographs and historic objects – some of which have never been seen in public before alongside special events.
From ruffians to royalty, sailors to socialites, pilgrims to punks, people from all areas of society have been tattooed.
The exhibition, which is curated by The National Maritime Museum Cornwall, challenges long-standing myths and preconceptions about tattooing especially relating to race, gender and class.
On show until Sunday 8 March 2020, find out more at www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/time-tide
Image courtesy of National Maritime Museum Cornwall
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