An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until February 23, 2020
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until February 23, 2020
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2020
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
Uncover personal tattoo stories from across Santa Cruz County inside our new exhibition at the MAH. Dive into tattoo history and artistry found throughout the County, featuring the works of nine local tattoo shops and artists. Plus, give your friends and family a temporary tattoo in the pop-up tattoo shop located inside the gallery. We all have powerful stories that shape who we are, some of us choose to make those stories visible through tattoos. Explore the stories behind how and why we get tattooed through personal accounts from inked individuals across Santa Cruz County. People choose to get tattooed for all sorts of reasons. To mark important life events, show a commitment to a loved one or express an affiliation with a specific community or social group. For some, the decision to get a new tattoo isn’t as monumental. Whatever the reason, momentous or spur of the moment, each tattoo tells a unique story. In looking at these unique stories visitors will also explore the development of modern tattooing in Santa Cruz County, from illegal tattoo pop-ups at art shows to the movement toward legalizing tattooing in the 90’s. This exhibition will also highlight the work of local tattoo artists through a community tattoo portfolio and Santa Cruz inspired flash art wall. Plus, give your friends and family a temporary tattoo in the pop-up tattoo shop located inside the gallery. Featuring Artwork from Tattoo Shops: Black Pearl, Eight’s & Aces, Freedom Tattoo, F U Tattoo, Good Luck Tattoo, Good Omen Tattoo, Mission Street Tattoo, Samuel O’Reilly’s Tattoo Parlor, Staircase Tattoo and True Art Tattoo. MAH hours may vary during holidays.