British Tattoo Exhibition in Norfolk
The Norfolk museum pass must be the best yearly subscription for families in Norfolk ! 10 museums and constantly changing exhibitions and family activities. I was kindly invited to the press launch of the latest exhibition ‘A History of British tattooing’ . I got to hob knob with the major of Great Yarmouth himself, who is a wonderfully jolly chap and pleased as punch that the exhibition, curated by The National Maritime Museum Cornwall has come to the Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth.
British Tattoo Art Revealed offers a ground-breaking and comprehensive history of British tattooing featuring cutting edge designers, leading academics and private collectors. With over 400 items on display, this is the largest gathering of original tattoo artworks, photographs and historic objects ever assembled in the UK.
Lucy ( The blister ) has been wanting a tattoo for years but me and Windy have always dissuaded her because of our own preconceptions. After this exhibition though and seeing the impressive 100 hands wall, I’m coming round to the idea! Might even get myself a little one, maybe a cookie? Just don’t tell the blister!
The exhibition tells a story that challenges long-standing myths and preconceptions about tattooing – in terms of class, gender and age – whilst also giving a voice to, and celebrating, the astonishingly rich heritage of tattooing as an art form in the UK.
Location, Location, Location
The maritime museum is the perfect venue for this exhibition. If your into tattoos, art or even if your not this exhibition is not to be missed. Its not just for sailors you know!
Whats On !
The exhibition is on until next March but don’t forget the museum is a great place for the whole family especially during the school holidays. They put on lots of lovely art and craft activities as well as trails and workshops.
For more information and prices head to the website. Have fun crumblers
* I’m pleased to say i’m an ambassador for The Norfolk Museums but as always my words are my own.