Portsmouth's Royal Navy Museum launches history of tattoo exhibition

An art exhibition in Portsmouth has documented the journey of tattoos from being taboo to being widely accepted by society.

Monday, 2nd July 2018, 12:50 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 4:59 pm
A new exhibition showing the history of tattooing has been opened at The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth. Co-curator, Alice Roberts-Pratt. Picture Ian Hargreaves (180629-13_tattoo)

‘Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed’ was officially opened on Saturday, at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and it will remain open for more than six months, staying in place until January 6, 2019.

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Tattoos have a long tradition with the Royal Navy and the exhibition aims to provide a comprehensive history of British tattooing.

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