A ground-breaking and comprehensive history of British tattooing, featuring cutting edge designers, leading academics and major private collectors to tell a story that challenges long-standing myths and pre-conceptions.
Showcasing the work of major tattoo artists this is the largest gathering of real objects and original tattoo artwork ever assembled in the UK and celebrates the astonishingly rich artistic heritage of tattooing as an art form.
The exhibition features items from three of the most important private collections of tattoo material in Britain, belonging to Willie Robinson, Jimmy Skuse, and Paul ‘Rambo’ Ramsbottom, providing a rare opportunity to display original artwork and artefacts not otherwise on public display.
The exhibition also delves into previously unseen private archives that reveal hidden histories, including the incredible story of Britain’s pioneering female tattoo artist, Jessie Knight.
The exhibition features over 400 original artworks, photographs and historic artefacts.
Map & Directions
Tel: +44 (0)117 352 6600
|Dates: (16 Mar 2019 - 16 June 2019)|
* Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays during Bristol school holidays: 10am-5pm.