Bellator Fighter Ilima-Lei Macfarlane's traditional Polynesian tattoos represent her family, her Hawaiian heritage, and contain symbols of strength that protect her in the cage. Since getting tattooed, she remains undefeated. Every tattoo has a story, what’s yours? Share it with us using #tattooNHMLA. https://www.instagram.com/i...
Tattoo an Exhibition
November 19, 2017 – April 15, 2018https://nhm.org/tattoo
Tattoo: An Exhibition
An exhibition 5,000 years in the making. The art of marking skin with ink spans cultures, continents, and has evolved over time. We find ourselves with a mysterious fascination with both ancient and modern tattoo practices. Are they considered a part of sacred ritual or an act of rebellion? A sign of belonging or expression of individuality? In the special exhibit Tattoo, you'll explore the history, technique, motivation, and sheer artistic genius that are connected to one another by ink.