April 3 – April 26, 2019
First Friday Opening Reception:
April 5, 6-8 pm
Arts Visalia presents Tattoo Stories, an exhibition featuring works that are connected by ink. The exhibition showcases a wide variety of tattoo talent consisting of tattoo sketches, photography of tattoos, 3-dimensional artworks and other artworks made by tattoo artists.
The art of marking skin with ink has evolved over time. From ancient to modern tattoo practices, tattoos generally feature decorative, symbolic or pictorial meanings and are sometimes used for branding. Tattoos have been referred to as uncivilized in the past, but have become more accepted by culture.
Tattoo Stories will take a look into the creative process of tattoos and the different depictions represented. This exhibition may contain some nudity in order to show the full range of tattoos on the body.