American Tattoo Art

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Beyond Ink. Recent Artwork by South Bend and Regional Tattoo Artists is a 2018 exhibit at the South Bend Museum of Art which says: "Beyond Ink hopes to further break down remaining stigmas and stereotypes by showcasing the artwork of tattoo artists from South Bend and the region." Accessed 8/18

Beyond the Tattoo? Mark Corliss is a 2018 exhibit at the Cape Cod Museum of Art which says: "Beyond the Tattoo presents the work of Hyannis tattoo artist Mark Corliss that reflects his love of the traditional Japanese design.  Beyond the decorative tattoo, Corliss has also used his artistic skills at shading, coloring and adding dimension with ink beneath the skin to create life-like nipples for women who have had mastectomies." Also see artist's website  -- To read more after exhibit closes, go to "Past Exhibitions" section of museum website.  Accessed 8/18

Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin is a 2019 exhibit at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco / de Young Museum which says: "The first museum retrospective of renowned tattoo artist and California native Ed Hardy tracks his goal of elevating the tattoo from its subculture status to an important visual art form. The exhibition surveys Hardy's life in art that has as its inspiration both traditional American tattooing and Japan's ukiyo-e era culture."  Accessed 1/20

Every Tattoo Tells A Tale: Mark Mahoney & The Shamrock Social Club, an exhibit held at the California Heritage Museum. Accessed December, 2015.

Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo is a 2019 exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum which says: ""Lew the Jew" (1880-1954) was one of the most influential artists tattooing in NYC's Bowery at the beginning of the twenti?eth century. The exhibition includes previously unpublished and rare original tattoo artwork, photos, and correspondence between Lew and San Francisco tattooers "Brooklyn Joe" Lieber and C. J. "Pop" Eddy."  Also see press release Audited 4/20

Mark Perrott: Ancient Ink is a 2019 exhibit at the Butler Institute of American Art which says: "In his current series, ANCIENT INK, Perrott turns his camera to the now increasing tribe of highly decorated, aging, and graying baby boomers." Also see artist's website  Accessed 12/19 

Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California's History is a 2019 exhibit at the Grace Hudson Museum which says: "From the working-class Tattooed Ladies who performed in circus sideshows to the upper-class inked women who helped popularize the tattoo craze, visitors to our new traveling exhibit will discover the largely unknown history of California women in the tattoo arts."  Also see 6/5/19 article in The Ukiah Daily Journal Accessed 12/19


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