Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed Exhibition

Last night the Team attended the opening preview of this new and exciting Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, Cornwall.

It was a celebration of the History of Tattooing, how it has evolved into what it is today and we were joined by Artist's, Contributor's and some of the founding Fathers in the Tattoo Industry, Lal Hardy and Doc Price. Who's work and contribution to the world of Tattooing has shaped what it is today.

Doc Price (left) and Lal Hardy (right) at the Exhibition.

Photo Credit to Lal Hardy.

Instagram: LalHardy

This Exhibition will not only attract people that share a passion for tattoos and art but it will be a great insight for those who don't know much about this little world that we are a part of. It celebrates the creativity, and how Tattoos have come from being limited to the Sailors and the Freak Shows to this modern day where having a tattoo is not defined by gender, class, age or career. That under our clothing anyone can have a tattoo, that the stigma isn't so strong and they are becoming more acceptable. Whether Tattoos are your 'cup of tea' or not, it's there and has so much history to it, this Exhibition is a perfect way of celebrating that.

The 100 Hands Project

The ‘100 Hands Project’, curated by Alice Snape of ‘Things and Ink’ magazine, is based around one hundred silicone arms, each tattooed with an original design by 100 of the leading tattoo artists working across the UK. The pieces have been created by the incredible talent that is the Tattoo Industry today, if anyone out there still think that the Sailor Jerry style tattoos are only what is on offer this will show them how far this industry has come, tattoos are incredible pieces of art that we are able to carry with us everyday.

100 Hands Contribution by

Radu Rusu 

100 Hands Contrubution by

Matt Finch

Our resident Artists, Matt Finch and Radu Rusu, have both contributed a piece to the 100 Hands Project, and are so honoured to be part of it alongside so much talent.

Radu Rusu (left) & Matt Finch (right)

100 Hands Contributing Artists

The Exhibition runs from now until the 7th January 2018, a definite must see if you're in the Cornwall area!

For more information and what else is on at the Museum you can visit their official website.

A special thanks to Derryth Ridge at the Maritime Museum for including us in this and congratulations to you for bringing all of it together!
Sian Rusu, Atelier Four