• Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed

  • Sat, 16-03-2019 at 10:00
  • M Shed
    Princes Wharf
    BS1 4RN Bristol
Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed - M Shed - Bristol

Exhibition open: 16 March - 16 June 2019.Approximately one in five people in the UK have tattoos.From ruffians to royalty; from sailors to socialites; from pilgrims to punks: tattoos have been etched into bodies throughout history.This ground-breaking and comprehensive history of British tattooing features cutting edge designers, leading academics and major private collectors to tell a story that challenges long-standing myths and preconceptions.Showcasing the work of major tattoo artists, this is the largest gathering of real objects and original tattoo artwork assembled in the UK and celebrates the astonishingly rich artistic heritage of tattooing as an art form.This exhibition features items from three of the most important private collections of tattoo material in Britain – belonging to Paul ‘Rambo’ Ramsbottom, Willie Robinson, and Jimmie Skuse. They provide a rare opportunity to see original artwork and artefacts not otherwise on public display.Delving into previously unseen private archives that reveal hidden histories, the exhibition also includes the incredible story of Britain’s pioneering female tattoo artist, Jessie Knight.Tickets:£6 adult£5 concessionUnder 16s freeStudents and 16-25 year olds get free entry every Wednesday.