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Tattoo: Identity Through Ink

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Category: Exhibit
Start date: 05 Feb 2022 12:00 PM
End date: 01 May 2022 05:00 PM
Street / Location: 1900 Pattison Ave
City / town: Philadelphia
Country: Pennsylvania, USA
Organizer: American Swedish Historical Museum
Name: Megan Kelly
Email: mkelly@americanswedish.org
Phone: 215.389.1776
Homepage: www.americanswedish.org/exhibitions/tattoo-identity-through-ink

For more than 5,000 years, tattoos have helped document the history of humanity one painful mark at a time.

Tattoo: Identity Through Ink tells the story of why people have adorned their bodies with tattoos, from practices in Indigenous cultures to sailors in the 19th century to motorcycle gangs in the 1960s, to athletes and celebrities today.
The exhibition showcases the last 150 years of tattooing in America. Today, tattoos have never been more popular, and they are so much more than decoration. They are a powerful visual language of the skin and permanently record memories, life stories, and personal achievements.

The exhibit will runs February 5 - May 1, 2022.